For the time being, Sony has Spider-Man in their clutches. Many fans just wish they’d let Disney have him. But contrary to their wishes, Sony wants to include Spidey in their planned cinematic universe of Marvel characters. However progressive that may sound, fans are quick to roll their eyes. Nothing is comparable to the MCU for them. Complaints aside, Sony is planning on a solo movie for Madame Web.
Collider reported that Sony wants Morbius writers, Matt Sazama, and Burk Sharpless, to spin a Madame Web script.
Like I said, this sounds progressive. But there’s an array of problems with that. Mind you, I’m not one to roll my eyes whenever somebody other than Disney wants to attempt a Marvel universe of movies. But thing is, after Amazing Spider-Man 2, Sony went overzealous in announcing plans for a cinematic universe then. Even to the point of wanting to do an Aunt May prequel. While I would probably go watch every single one of those, the fact of the matter is, they never got made. Now here we are, Sony wants to do Venom 2, Morbius, Silver and Black, Kraven the Hunter, and now, Madame Web.
Again, I will watch them all, but that’s if they ever get made. However, the other issue is, where I may like Madame Web as a character, I like her as a supporting character. Some people may complain that Venom or Morbius, or any Spidey villains Sony wants for solo movies, are dependent on the web-slinger. But I can see all of them maintaining a full plot. Madame Web, though, can only go so far.
Collider describes Web as,
“Created by writer Denny O’Neil and artist John Romita Jr., Madame Web first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #210, which was published by Marvel Comics in November 1980. Known as Cassandra Webb, she is usually depicted as an elderly blind woman suffering from a chronic neuromuscular disease that makes it difficult to move and breathe, and as such, she’s connected to a life support system that looks like a spider web. The clairvoyant character has precognitive abilities and once helped Spider-Man find a kidnap victim.”
However they plan to utilize Webb, I hope for one, she will actually get to be portrayed in live-action. Maybe Harry Potter‘s Maggie Smith could play her. And two, she’s portrayed correctly. Given the mind traps she laid out for our hero in the 90s animated series, the movie could have the potential to give Doctor Strange a run for his money. Though, potential and reality are two different things. No pun on “reality.”
Spider-Man: Far From Home is available on Digital now, and on Blu-Ray, October 1st. Morbius is expected, July 31st, 2020. And Venom 2 will begin shooting soon. For everything else Marvel, stay tuned to Screen Geek.