News Movies | Written by Andrew Pollard 21/05/2020

S.J. Clarkson to Direct Mystery Marvel Movie

As Sony continues to make plans for its shared Spider-Verse of movies that began with Venom, now comes an update on one of the plentiful Spidey-driven pictures in development.

Courtesy of Variety, Jessica Jones and The Defenders’ S.J. Clarkson has been brought in to helm a female-centred Marvel film. There’s no confirmation just who will be the focus of this movie, although speculation suggests that this could well be the Madame Web film that we’ve heard has long been in development.

Created by the legendary duo of Denny O’Neil and John Romita Jr., Madame Web debuted in 1980’s The Amazing Spider-Man #210. Born blind, Cassandra Webb developed psychic abilities during her younger years and ultimately ended up in a spider’s web-shaped life-support system after her central nervous system was affected by a disease.

Madame Web would occasionally dip in to help out Peter Parker, not to mention several incarnations of Spider-Woman. Most famously to most casual fans, Madame Web appeared in the iconic ‘90s Spider-Man cartoon from FOX – in which she was voiced by Joan Lee, the wife of a certain Stan the Man.

A Madame Web movie is just the latest project in development as part of Sony’s shared Spider-Verse of films. In addition to Morbius and Venom 2, Sony is at work on solo offerings for Nightwatch, Kraven the Hunter, Black Cat, Silver Sable, Silk, Jackpot, a Sinister Six movie, and even possibly a film based around Aunt May.

As ever, expect more on all of these projects as we get it.