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'Madame Web' trailer intros new female Spider-Heroes in Spider-Man universe

By JUSTINE PUNZALAN Published Nov 16, 2023 3:08 pm Updated Nov 16, 2023 9:44 pm

Hang on tight, Marvel fans, as a new set of web-slinging heroes is hitting the big screen, and it's all-female at that.

Sony Pictures Entertainment on Nov. 15 introduced the latest addition to its Spider-Man universe through the debut trailer of its upcoming film Madame Web.

In the trailer, Madame Web, whose real name is Cassandra Webb, is depicted as a paramedic in Manhattan, New York who discovers her power to see the future after going through a life-threatening experience at work.

With her new superpowers, Madame Web, played by Dakota Johnson, is "forced to confront revelation about her past" and defeat the Spider-Man-like villain, Ezekiel "Zeke" Sime, portrayed by Tahar Rahim.

To do that, she would need the help of three young women "destined for powerful futures," according to the official synopsis.

The trailer also shows Madame Web mastering her superpowers as she redos a fight after seeing herself getting defeated ahead of time.

Madame Web is part of the Sony Spider-Man universe, with the titular character being associated with various Spider-Women in the Marvel comics it's based on. The upcoming movie, however, is described by Sony as a "standalone origin story" set before Madame Web is seen in the wheelchair in the comics.

Directed by S.J. Clarkson, Madame Web also stars Sydney Sweeney as Julia Carpenter/Spider-Woman alongside Celeste O’Connor, Isabela Merced, Mike Epps, Emma Roberts, and Adam Scott.

The film is set to swing into theaters on Feb. 16, 2024.