Sydney Sweeney Officially Confirmed to Star as Spider-Woman in Sony’s ‘Madame Web’

Published 08/09/2023, 3:33 PM EDT

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Euphoria and The White Lotus fame, Sydney Sweeney is an iconic personality in herself. The actress has a dynamic acting prowess that she has owned throughout her career. Bringing complex and multi-dimensional characters to life is her forte. The 25-year-old’s versatility shines through as she effortlessly transitions from playing a charming teenager in Euphoria to a cunning and manipulative socialite in The White Lotus and even a troubled yet ambitious musician in Nocturne. Sweeney possesses the charisma, skill, and genuine passion that many emerging actors lack.

For all that is worth, Sweeney has jumped many ships with her projects. Now might be the time for her to jump universes! The actress is now confirmed to be charting on untested waters for herself and this time with Sony Entertainment.

Sydney Sweeney is officially the first live-action Spider-Woman

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From her humble roots in a small town, Sydney Sweeney will now helm one of the biggest comic book characters out there. The actress is about to swing her way into the male-dominated Spiderverse. In a remarkable win for comic book movie fans, Variety reports that Sony has officially confirmed Sydney Sweeney to star as Julia Carpenter, aka Spider-Woman, in the upcoming film Madame Web, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Directed by S. J. Clarkson, the movie will also feature Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, the original Madame Web as part of Sony’s Spider-Man Universe.

Moreover, the star’s dedication and enthusiasm make her an ideal fit. The stunning celeb icon has been diligently training and physically mastering gymnastics and stunts as well as immersing herself in the comic books and lore of the character’s universe. Sweeney also considers herself a fan of Spider-Woman and shall strive to do justice to both the character and her fans.

Notably, she now stands toe-to-toe or web-to-web against Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland. All of whom have previously helmed live-action versions of Spider-Man and now Sweeney will be the first as Spider-Woman.

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Madame Web marks a makeshift change for Sony as it calls for female power at the helm. After thumping successes in two animated Spiderverse movies, the studio is looking to revamp its own live-action Spiderverse sans Spider-Man.

Madame Web expected to course-correct Sony’s live-action Spiderverse and connect it to the MCU

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Sydney Sweeney and Dakota Johnson led Madame Web, should address criticisms and inconsistencies found in Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Morbius, making it a course correction for Sony’s Spider Universe. The movie will lend a clearer vision of this shared universe while also creating stronger ties to the MCU. Additionally, the film will explore the expansive spider world, showcasing its potential for crossover events and spin-offs. 

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The upcoming movie will continue with the storylines of Venom 2  and Morbius, which are both part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Additionally, the MCU connection is through the presence of Toomes (Michael Keaton) who is now assembling a team of villains. Madame Web shall explore the spiderverse and its ties to the multiverse as introduced in Spider-Man: No Way Home and Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse.

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What do you think of Sydney Sweeney landing on her way into the Marvel Universe? What are your expectations from Madame Web? Let us know in the comments below.

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Imteshal Karim

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Imteshal Karim is a Hollywood News reporter at NetflixJunkie. With a penchant for writing in multiple forms, he is a published writer with his works published in anthologies. A star at his college’s writing competitions, he loves telling a good story and hopes to tell impactful ones about the unexplored side of the Entertainment industry.

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