Fresh off his Emmy nomination for the Apple TV series Severance, Adam Scott is becoming part of the Spider-Verse.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has a cousin across the studio lot with Sony. While Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, and Black Widow battled many a villain over in the MCU, Spider-Man has bounced back and forth on his own. Of course, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man has featured prominently in the MCU, and his solo outings took place within it. However, his cadre of villains and side characters is beginning to blossom at Sony. After the success of Tom Hardy’s Venom and the debut of Jared Leto’s Morbius, Sony looks forward to their next dives into the universe with Kraven the Hunter and Madame Web. The latter of the two just landed its next big name to an already stacked cast: Adam Scott.
As reported by Variety, Adam Scott has landed an undisclosed role in the newest film in the Spider-verse for Sony. He joins a cast that includes Dakota Johnson as the titular Madame Web, Sydney Sweeney, Emma Roberts, Isabela Merced, and Mike Epps. The only role that is confirmed as of yet is Johnson’s turn as the main character. Everyone else is in undisclosed roles that will undoubtedly come out in time as more is revealed about the film itself. As far as the movie’s plot goes, it is also being kept under wraps. What we do know is that it is an origin story for Madame Web, and it takes place in ‘00s-era New York.
Adam Scott is far from an unknown name in Hollywood. While he is currently on the lips of industry big wigs due to his Emmy-nominated run on Severence, he has been a part of the Hollywood machine since the early 90s. He is mainly known for his sarcastic side characters in both movies and tv. He made notable appearances in television series like Parks and Recreation and The Good Place while also appearing in films such as Our Idiot Brother and Step Brothers. With a long resume of dynamic and sarcastic characters, we can assume he will play a similar role in Madame Web.
One thing we can expect from Madame Web is that it will explore arenas we have never seen in a Spider-Man film. The character is a clairvoyant mutant who is blind and suffering from a neuromuscular disease. She is almost immobile as an older woman confined to a web-shaped chair that also doubles as a life support unit. With Dakota Johnson as the character, we can assume that the story will follow a younger version that appeared in the comics after she gained immortality. With no known MCU tie-ins as of yet, we may have an opportunity to see some Sony multiverse action (Tobey Maguire’s series took place in ’00s New York…yes, please).
Writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless are putting their talents to use in hopes of ending a streak of questionable works. The pair are responsible for Dracula Untold, The Last Witch Hunter, Gods of Egypt, Power Rangers, and Morbius. If you’re looking at that list and struggling to see success, you won’t find one. We’re hoping the director behind Jessica Jones and Adam Scott can save Madame Webb from Sony’s typical Spider-Man process.