Madame Web is a Sony Pictures Marvel movie and filming is currently taking place; where the first look at Dakota Johnson in costume has been revealed on set, as well as locations altered to appear as if it’s set in the early 2000s.
This is a Spider-Man spin-off storyline that focuses on the origins of Madame Web being a clairvoyant with psychic abilities, that can see into the Spider-world.
Madame Web set photos
Dakota Johnson on set
Edit August 9, 2023: Although, the character is dressed like Julia Carpenter, it’s been confirmed by Variety, that Sydney Sweeney will be portraying this character.
Dakota can be seen wearing a red coat similar to the character Julia Carpenter (who uses the current alias Madame Web) from Earth 616.
Julia Carpenter’s powers consist of; being Superhuman for strength, speed, stamina, agility, reflexes, durability, accelerated healing factor and sense of touch. Other known abilities are also in wall crawling, webbing and vibrations.
Scenes set in early 2000’s
Sony appears to be setting the movie or at least a part of it in the past; as Boston is turned into early 2000’s NYC during filming. Beyoncé’s ‘Dangerously in Love’ album featured on the wall was released on June 20, 2003. This is just one year after the release Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movie starring Tobey Maguire. Could Madame Web be peering into this world or already be a part of it?
Daily Bugle Logo
A Daily Bugle logo can be seen on the newspaper stand. This logo has been used in Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Morbius. Another newspaper also references Tobey Maguire’s fire rescue scene from Spider-Man 2 (2004), therefore seems to be set either in 2004 instead.
There is also still the mystery about what Sydney Sweeney’s (Euphoria) role will be in the movie, as well as Celeste O’Connor (Ghostbusters: Afterlife) recently joining the cast.