Sony developing new Spider-Man spin-off Madame Web
Sony is developing a new Spider-Man spin-off based around the character of Madame Web.
The studio has already released Venom and is now looking to build a new movie around Web.
Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, who produced the script for Sony's newest Spider-Man spin-off Morbius, have been hired to start on the script.
Madame Web is Cassandra Webb, an elderly blind woman who suffers from a chronic neuromuscular disease that makes it difficult for her to move and breathe.
In order to survive, she’s connected to a life support system that looks like a spider web. Although in terrible pain, she is also clairvoyant, and, in the Spider-Man comics, has helped him to find kidnap victims.
A sequel to Venom is now in pre-production, while Morbius will be with us next summer.
Jared Leto plays Michael Morbius, a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist who tries to cure a rare blood disease using an experimental treatment that combines electroshock therapy and vampire bats.
Sadly, things don't exactly work out and Morbius gains a taste for human blood. As well as this, he can fly, has superhuman strength and healing capabilities. When he bites victims and drinks their blood, his attacks can prove lethal, but when bitten by him, his victims do not become vampires.
Daniel Espinosa, director of sci-fi thriller Life, will take charge of the adaptation.
Adria Arjona, Matt Smith, Jared Harris and Tyrese Gibson co-star alongside Leto, it's due in cinemas on July 31st.