From Scream Queens to Marvel! According to the newest reports, Emma Roberts is the latest addition to the ensemble cast of Sony Pictures’ Madam Web starring Dakota Johnson, though Roberts’ role in the film remains unknown.
Other confirmed cast members include Sydney Sweeney, Celeste O’Connor, Isabela Merced, and Tahar Rahim. The upcoming movie will be directed by S.J. Clarkson (Jessica Jones, Mistresses, and Toast), reported Deadline. According to the publisher, Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless penned the screenplay, with Kerem Sanga writing a previous draft.
Sony has made no comment on Roberts’ casting so far.
In the comics, "Madame Web" is depicted as an elderly woman with myasthenia gravis and thus was connected to a life-support system that looked like a spider web. Due to her age and medical condition, Madame Web never actively fought any villains. For that reason, sources have stressed it’s possible the project could turn into something else. Insiders say that due to her psychic sensory powers, she is essentially Sony’s version of Doctor Strange.