Madame Web producer says the forthcoming Marvel movie is more of a thriller than a superhero action movie

Madame Web producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura says the mysterious Marvel movie is more thriller than a superhero action setpiece.

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After Morbius single-handedly sucked the life out of Sony and Marvel’s extended Spider-Verse, the studios could stand to mix things up as the initiative continues to progress. To say this puts pressure on the upcoming film Madame Web is an understatement. In addition to the handicap of arriving in Morbius’s wake, most people have no idea who the movie’s title character is. Thankfully, Madame Web producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura is up for the challenge.

Talking with Collider‘s Steve Weintraub about the mysterious Spider-Man-adjacent film, di Bonaventura says that Madame Web is not what people expect from a superhero movie. “It’s a different kind of movie in that universe … It’s almost, in a way, more of a thriller,” said di Bonaventura. Adding, “it’s not an action piece, because, in a way, [Madam Web’s] skill set is not conducive to an action piece.”

While Spidey’s web-swinging and Venom’s symbiote shenanigans transfer easily to the silver screen, Madame Web’s power of prophecy is, by its nature, a tricky ability to represent. Di Bonaventura assures fans there are intriguing plans to ensure that Madame Web (and her powers) stand out. Di Bonaventura also says we only know a little about Madame Web because the team keeps things closely under wraps on purpose. People need to learn more about the character, giving the creative team room to play. Di Bonaventura states, “it’s fun to keep it a mystery for a while.”

One thing’s for sure, Marvel’s Madame Web boasts plenty of talent, including Dakota Johnson as Madame Web / Cassandra Webb, Emma Roberts as Mary Parker, Isabela Merced as Anya Corazon, Sydney Sweeney as Julia Carpenter, Adam Scott as Ben Parker, and more. S.J. Clarkson directs from a screenplay by Kerem Sanga.

What do you think about Madame Web becoming more of a thriller than a superhero action movie? Is this an excellent direction for Sony and Marvel to bring this mysterious project? Does the fact that we don’t know much about the film make the project more intriguing, or does the mystery of it all turn you off? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Source: Collider

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.