Adam Scott is the Latest Addition to Madame Web

Adam Scott is joining the cast of Sony’s Madame Web, Variety reports. News of Scott’s casting comes on the heels of his Emmy nomination for Apple TV+’s Severance. The Marvel Universe origin film will tell the tale of Madame Web, a Spider-Man ally who first appeared in a 1980 The Amazing Spider-Man comic. Dakota Johnson stars as the titular character.

In the Spider-Man comic series, Madame Web is shown an elderly clairvoyant woman who is blind and paralyzed and connected to a life support system resembling a spider’s web. Sources have said that the film version of Madame Web could take a different direction due to the limitations of the character.

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The film’s ensemble cast also includes Emma Roberts, Mike Epps, Sydney Sweeney (who recently received two first-time Emmy nominations for Euphoria and The White Lotus), Celeste O’Connor, Isabela Merced, and Tahir Rahim. It is directed by S.J. Clarkson and written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, who penned Morbius.

Madame Web joins a growing list Spider-Man spinoff stories, including Venom and its sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Morbius and the upcoming Kraven the Hunter and El Muerto. It is currently unknown who Scott will portray in the upcoming Marvel Universe film.

Madame Web is scheduled to debut in theaters on July 7, 2023.

Adam Scott’s Upcoming Projects

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Scott will return for season 2 of Severance, which recently earned a total of 14 Emmy nominations.

In the series, Scott stars as Mark, an employee of Lumen Industries, a company that requires its staff members to undergo a procedure that removes work-related memories from their personal life, and vice-versa. This provides team members with two different personalities: an “innie” which refers to their in-office persona, and an “outie” who is unaware of their professional responsibilities. Severance was created by Dan Erickson and directed by Ben Stiller and Aoife McArd.

Scott will also bring back his Party Down character for the upcoming six-episode revival. Party Down first premiered in 2009 and starred Scott, Lizzy Caplan, Jane Lynch, Ken Marino, Ryan Hansen, and Martin Star as a group of caterers with big Hollywood aspirations. The cult favorite series ran for just two seasons.

Scott, under his Gettin Rad Productions banner and in collaboration with Don Cheadle’s This Radicle Act, will develop Quitman 10+2. Based on Jon Ward’s 2019 article How a Criminal Investigation in Georgia Set an Ominous Tone for African-American Voters, Quitman 10+2 will tell the story of the mass arrest of Black politicians and operatives in Georgia over alleged voter fraud in 2010.