‘Madame Web’: Emma Roberts Joins Sony’s Star-Studded Spider-Man Spinoff

Sony is going all-out on star power for their upcoming Spider-Man spinoff, Madame Web. Already led by Dakota Johnson as the Marvel Comics clairvoyant, with Celeste O’Connor, Sydney Sweeney, Tahar Rahim, and Isabela Merced joining her, Variety now reports Scream Queens and Scream 4 actor Emma Roberts is aboard.

Details on Roberts’ role are unclear, but to the best of my knowledge this is her first foray into a major superhero movie. She most recently starred in the motherhood horror Abandoned, which hit VOD just days ago.

Madame Web centers on the titular clairvoyant with myasthenia gravis, strapped to a life support system that looks like a spider web. Her psychic powers have given her insight into Marvel’s various Spider characters, which she uses to manipulate events around them. In the comics, she is much older and so the screen version will be fundamentally different. It’s likely there will be other changes to the character.

Directed by SJ Clarkson, Madame Web opens July 7th 2023.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.