New photos from Madame Web hint at Emma Roberts’ mysterious role in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe project, fueling speculation about what’s to come.
With the success of the Sony Spider-Man Universe (SSU) built by Tom Holland’s performance, Madame Web gained traction as SSU’s most anticipated film. New set photos have been brought to the internet’s attention by the Twitter account, Marvel Updates. The new photos have revealed that Emma Roberts’ unknown character is believed to be pregnant. Although much has been speculated, many details have been confirmed by recent set photos for Madame Web.
After the success of the Sony/Disney partnership in 2015 on the Spider Man Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies, Sony has been working on creating its own Marvel Cinematic Universe. These films included projects like Venom, Venom: let there be carnageand Morbus. Other Spider Man the announced spin-off films were Kraven the hunter, Madame Weband El Muerto. Some sources have also added Madame Teia to this list of upcoming projects.
Madame Web is expected to be huge with its long list of top performers and experienced crew. Dakota Johnson will direct the iconic Madame Web/Julia Carpenter character along with Roberts, Sydney Sweeney, Celeste O’Connor, Isabela Merced, Tahar Rahim, Mike Epps and Adam Scott. The crew includes director, SJ Clarkson (Defenders, Jessica Jones) and writers from Morbius movie, Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama.
Rumors have postulated that Scott could be some version of Peter Parker and Roberts could be Gwen Stacy, if there will be some sort of Spidey cameo in the movie. Fans also said that Roberts could be Mary Jane (a blonde version I guess) since Earth-616 MJ got pregnant before when adult Peter lost his powers, but eventually lost the baby when Alison Mongrain got him poisoned.
Another less likely theory was that Roberts’ character could be Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman who fought crime while pregnant in a 2015 comic. Webs (Julia Carpenter or Cassandra Webb) in these comics.
Johnson was previously spotted filming in Madame Web’s well-known red coat a few days ago and Scott was spotted in a plain old plaid shirt and jeans walking the streets. It’s possible that Scott is playing a helpless Peter and trying to focus on his career as a photojournalist.
The original plot of Madame Web was in Denny O’Neil and John Romita Jr.’s 1980 comic starring Cassandra Webb, a blind, elderly woman who had the psychic ability to see into the Spider-Verse – sensing impending danger. Julia Carpenter was known to inherit the same powers as Cassandra in later comics, where she had a role in the 2014 spider worms event that has inspired many feature film scripts. As a young performer of the role of Madame Web, that’s likely the path the film will take.
The Euphoria actress, Sweeney also played an undisclosed role, but said in a recent interview that she’s a “huge fan” of the Marvel Universe and has read several comic books in preparation for the film. Madame Web is set to hit theaters on October 6, 2023. With a release date well over a year away, a trailer or teaser would be a bit too early to call yet. The film has kept its plot and character details under wraps, but these leaked sets have given a hint of the 2000s setting for this version of Madame Web as production continues.