Sony Pictures continues to hype its newest upcoming installment in the “Spider-Verse” it’s building, dropping two new posters for the film Madame Web, starring Dakota Johnson as the titular hero. Johnson portrays Cassandra Webb, a woman with clairvoyant abilities who teams up with other spider-themed heroes to face off against the mysterious Ezekiel. Whether any of these characters will have connections to Spider-Man directly remains to be seen, but the new posters are certainly leaning hard into the Spider-Verse notion:
In addition to Johnson, the second poster highlights her Madame Webb co-stars Sydney Sweeney, Isabela Merced, Celeste O’Connor, and Tahir Rahim. Rahim will portray Ezekiel Sims, the film’s bad guy and a character who has its roots in the Spider-Man books with powers similar to the wall-crawling hero. While not always on the side of the angels in the comics, Ezekiel is not a villain, strictly speaking, so it’ll be interesting to see what Madame Web director S.J. Clarkson has in mind for him.
Of course, Ezekiel is not the only character who appears to be deviating from the source material in the film. In the comics, Madame Web is usually shown as elderly and connected to a web-like life support system. There’s none of that in the recently released trailer or the posters; at least, not so far.
Other “Spider-Verse” films are set to debut in 2024, including Kraven the Hunter, directed by J.C. Chandor and starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, debuting August 30, as well as the yet-to-be titled Venom: Let There Be Carnage sequel.
Madame Web is set to hit theaters on February 14, 2024, from Sony Pictures.