Isabela Merced is joining Sony’s Spider-Man Universe. She has been cast in the upcoming Madame Web film role, with Dakota Johnson as the film’s lead
Joining Merced, Johnson, and Sweeney in the film is Celeste O’Connor. The film is directed by S.J. Clarkson, who earlier directed Toast, with episodes of the Marvel television series The Defenders and Jessica Jones.
The film script was written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, who also wrote the script for Sony’s Marvel film Morbius, cast Jared Leto, and was released earlier this year.
Isabela Merced Joins Dakota Johnson in Sony Marvel Film
The Madame Web character was created by Dennis O’Neil and John Romita Jr. and was first introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man #210. Isabela Merced also appeared in the 1990s Spider-Man animated series, where she was voiced by Joan Lee, Stan Lee’s wife.
In the animated series, Madame Web was a mentor to Spider-Man who would give him advice that would help him defeat an enemy later in the episode. The character also appeared in the 2010 video game Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, voiced by Susanne Blakeslee.
Madame Web joins both the Venom films and Morbius as part of Sony’s Spider-Man Universe. A film focusing on Spider-Man villain Kraven the Hunter, which will cast Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
Madame Web is scheduled to be released on January 13, 2023.