Emma Roberts has joined the cast of Sony’s newest entry in the Marvel universe ‘Madame Web.’

Roberts joins Dakota Johnson who takes on the role of the title character, Sydney Sweeney, Celeste O’Connor, Isabela Merced and Tahar Rahim on the cast list.

Lined up as an origin story, the feature focuses on ‘Madame Web,’ 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.

The film is scheduled to release in cinemas in July 2023.

Roberts has recently finished up production on the upcoming rom-com ‘Maybe I Do,’ which also stars Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon and Richard Gere. She also continues to be a go-to for new seasons of ‘American Horror Story,’ most recently appearing in ‘American Horror Story: 1984.’