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WATCH: Meet the new Spider-Team in trailer for Madame Web

November 20th, 2023 by Marc Comments

If you thought you knew the Spider-verse, think again as Sony’s next big Marvel-adjacent comic book movie is about to introduce us to Madame Web and a whole new team of Spider-powered heroes and heroines.

The first trailer for Madame Web has arrived and, well, it’s certainly a movie, but it’s hard to tell if it’s got the potential to be a good one given that it’s got one toe in the MCU but it more firmly set in the world of Venom and Morbius.

Featuring Cassandra Web, as a hero who has psychic abilities and is tied to the web of life which connects the Spider-verse, she’s definitely a potential character to bring the Sony characters into the MCU proper.

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Web is played here by 50 Shades star Dakota Johnson and is joined by Sydney Sweeney as Julia Carpenter, the second Spider-woman after Jessica Drew, a variant of whom we met in Across the Spider-verse earlier this year. Next up we have Martha “Mattie” Franklin, the third Spider-woman who literally has spider-legs – in the comic this involved Doc Ock but I doubt that’ll be the case here; oh, and she’s related to J Jonah Jameson, so we might see more JK Simmons!

It seems that the big bad is Tahar Rahim’s Ezekial, who is basically a psychopathic version of Spider-man.

That’s a whole lot of web-slingers for one movie… let’s hope it’s more Spider-verse than Morbius.

There’s been rumours of Tom Holland’s Spider-man appearing, so it could be worth keeping an eye on this in the coming months.

“Meanwhile, in another universe…” In a switch from the typical genre, Madame Web tells the standalone origin story of one of Marvel publishing’s most enigmatic heroines. The suspense-driven thriller stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, a paramedic in Manhattan who may have clairvoyant abilities. Forced to confront revelations about her past, she forges a relationship with three young women destined for powerful futures…if they can all survive a deadly present.

Directed by: SJ Clarkson

Cast: Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Celeste O’Connor, Isabela Merced, Tahar Rahim, Mike Epps, Emma Roberts & Adam Scott

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….