Dakota Johnson has entered into talks to star as the title character in Sony’s ‘Spider-Man’ spin-off ‘Madame Web.’

Madame Web’ is one of a number of projects currently in development as the studio builds out its Sony Universe of Marvel Characters. ‘Madame Web’ is a clairvoyant mutant who specializes in predicting the future of Spider-themed superheroes. She is responsible for having mentored not only Peter Parker’s alter ego, but also multiple generations of heroes calling themselves Spider-Woman. Usually depicted as a blind, paralyzed old woman, she is surrounded by a web-like machine necessary to keep her alive, meaning that she stays away from direct conflict, and rather sends others on missions.

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S.J. Clarkson is set to direct the feature. ‘Morbius’ scribes Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless have penned the current script.

Johnson can currently be seen in Netflix feature ‘The Lost Daughter’ alongside Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley. Her upcoming projects include ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’ with Cooper Raiff and the romantic comedy ‘Am I OK?.’

Clarkson has directed on TV series including HBO’s ‘Succession’ and the Netflix/Marvel series ‘Jessica Jones.’ She is currently helming ‘Anatomy of a Scandal’, a six-episode Netflix adaptation of the novel of the same name.