The “Madame Web” Movie Trailer From Sony Fails to Stick!

Madam Web movie trailer
Madame Web (Screengrab: Trailer)

Sony isn’t backing down from expanding the Spider-Man Cinematic Universe without Spider-Man. The upcoming installment in said franchise is titled Madame Web. And the trailer has the fandom spinning a whole lot of opinions online.

Starring Dakota Johnson as the titular character, Madame Web has been described as a suspense thriller that will tell the origin story of a woman named Cassandra Webb who has the ability to see the future as well as the connections she shares with certain people.

Along with Johnson, the cast also includes Sydney Sweeney as Julia Carpenter, Celeste O’Connor as Mattie Franklin, Isabela Merced as Anya Corazon, Tahar Rahim, Mike Epps, Emma Roberts, and Adam Scott.

According to rumors, Scott will play Ben Parker with Roberts playing Mary Parker. Allegedly, the plot of the film has to deal with Cassandra, Julia, Mattie, and Anya working together to survive a dangerous threat while protecting the Parker family bloodline to ensure the birth of Peter Parker.

Here’s the trailer!

I don’t know about you, but there’s just something off about the trailer. It could be due to how it’s been edited, but I just don’t feel any kind of excitement after watching it. The acting feels ‘okay’ and the dialogue is… I mean, the less said the better, right?

However, Johnson’s Cassandra saying, “He was in the Amazon with my Mom when she was researching spiders right before she died,” is camp!

I liked how Cassandra’s powers have been depicted. The fact she can actually alter the future after seeing a vision is nice, especially with how similar psychics feel powerless because the future can’t be changed.

As of right now, Madame Web is slated for a February 14, 2024 release. It was directed by S. J. Clarkson (Anatomy of a Scandal, Jessica Jones). She also co-wrote the screenplay with Claire Parker.

Frankly, I don’t see Madame Web performing well at the box office in the same way I don’t see Kraven the Hunter performing well when it gets released on August 30, 2024. I get that the success of Venom (2018) led Sony to believe there’s an interest in a Spider-Man Cinematic Universe. However, Venom 2 (2021) underperformed and Morbius (2022) tanked.

Trying to create a Spider-Man Cinematic Universe without the iconic web-slinger just doesn’t work.

Are you looking forward to watching Madame Web?

Let us know.

Author: Farid-ul-Haq

Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.

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