Premiere: February 16, 2024
Sony executive Palak Patel was hired to oversee the development of the Madame Web project and hired director S.J. Clarkson as well as the team of Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless to write the film. Although there’s documentation on the project dating back to April 2019 it was only in early 2022 that it became clear that this wasn’t to be another feature trapped in pre-production hell.
In February 2022 it was reported that Dakota Johnson was in talks to play the titular role, something that was seemingly confirmed just a couple of days after the initial rumors started spreading. A few weeks later it was Euphoria’s Sydney Sweeney who was added to the cast in an, as of then, undisclosed role. Both stars hinted at a possible Marvel Studios involvement in the project at different times (here and here), something that hasn’t been confirmed.
The movie was given an official release date in April 2022, with Sony planning on it hitting theaters in July 2023.
Late May and early June 2022 gave fans a few more casting announcements as Celeste O’Connor (Ghostbusters: Afterlife), Isabela Merced (Sicario: Day of the Soldado), and Tahar Rahim (The Serpent) all joined the project. Emma Roberts (American Horror Story), Mike Epps (The Upshaws), Adam Scott (Severance), and Zosia Mamet (Girls) soon followed.
In what is already seen as business as usual ever since the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic began, Sony pushed the Madame Web release back a few months, from the initial July 17 to October 6, 2023. The movie’s premiere was once again shifted on September 2022, with the new date being set as February 16, 2024.
- Dakota Johnson as Julia Carpenter / Madame Web
- Sydney Sweeney in an unknown role
- Adam Scott in an unknown role
- Emma Roberts in an unknown role
- Mike Epps in an unknown role
- Isabela Merced in an unknown role
- Celeste O’Connor in an unknown role
- Tahar Rahim in an unknown role