Spider-Man Spin-Off Movie Madame Web In The Works - Report

Madame Web hails from the writers of Morbius the Living Vampire.

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Update: Marvel and Sony have reached a new agreement--Spider-Man won't be leaving the MCU after all!

It's still a mystery what, exactly, is happening with Spider-Man after Sony and Marvel studios seemingly ended their working relationship. And while your friendly neighborhood web-slinger may not be popping up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe anymore, Sony Pictures continues building a franchise of films based on notable Spider-Man characters--save for Spidey, himself.

Already, a Venom film has been released, with a sequel in the works, and an adaptation of Morbius the Living Vampire is on the way, starring Jared Leto. Now, it's being reported that Sony is developing its next Spider-Man universe film. Madame Web is in the works, according to Collider. The film will be written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, who are responsible for the Morbius script.

That's the extent of what we know at this point. No release date, director, cast, or even an official announcement has been released. Still, this new begs the question, "Who is Madame Web?"

Madame Web is a code name used by of several characters in the Marvel Universe, most commonly referring to Cassandra Webb, an elderly mutant with precognitive and clairvoyant powers. Webb had a degenerative muscular-skeletal disease that kept her confined to a high tech life support system that looked like a spider web, hence her codename. Because of her condition and her powers, she never physically fought villains alongside Peter Parker or any of the various spider-powered allies, but instead helped as a sort of oracle figure to help solve crimes involving things like kidnapping. Webb's powers were also unique in that she could pass them on to people--unfortunately with the health side effects as well--which allowed her to literally pass the Madame Webb mantle on to people like Julia Carpenter, originally the second Spider-Woman in Marvel continuity.

While there's still no release date for Madame Web, the next installment of Sony's Spider-Man universe--Morbius--will be in theaters on July 31, 2020.

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