Sony’s growing universe of Spider-Man spinoffs continues to spin its web.
The studio’s latest addition, “Madame Web,” released its first trailer Wednesday, featuring a new tale that doesn’t center around everyone’s favorite neighborhood Spider-Man.
Set to Billie Eilish’s haunting hit song “Bury a Friend,” a clairvoyant EMT named Cassandra Webb, played by Dakota Johnson, opens the trailer with a knife fight against nemesis Ezekiel Sims, played by Tahar Rahim. The film — whose production called for cars made before 2003 — turned Boston’s Financial District into New York City in the 2000s, while filming in the Hub last year.
Alongside Johnson, the women-centered cast stars Sydney Sweeney, Emma Roberts, Celeste O’Connor, and Isabela Merced. Adam Scott and Mike Epps also star in the flick, which is set to hit theaters Feb. 14.
The character of Madame Web was created by writer Denny O’Neil and artist John Romita Jr., and was first featured in a November 1980 Marvel comic book.
“Madame Web” is one of several Spider-Man adjacent films that Sony has planned for next year. “Kraven the Hunter,” starring Aaron-Taylor Johnson, opens Aug. 30, while the third installment of Tom Hardy’s “Venom” franchise is slated to hit theaters Nov. 8.
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