Adam Scott (Severance, Parks and Recreation) has joined Madame Web in Sony’s plans to expand on its universe of Marvel characters. Deadline was the first to report the casting announcement.
Sony has not issued a comment on Scott’s casting, and it’s still unknown what role he will play. Scott joins an increasingly interesting for the project which includes Dakota Johnson (The Peanut Butter Falcon, The Social Network), Emma Roberts (American Horror Story: Apocalypse), and Sydney Sweeney (The White Lotus, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood). S.J. Clarkson (Succession, Dexter) will direct a script from Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Morbius).
Since 2019, Sony has been vocal about making a Madame Web movie, and the project is positioned as the “essentially Sony’s version of Doctor Strange.” In Marvel Comics, Madame Web is an elderly, telepathic, precognitive mutant confined to a hospital bed surrounded by life support machines that resemble a spider web. Her mutant abilities make her a strong ally for Peter Parker, though she never actually fights villains herself for obvious reasons.