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|Superhero Sci-Fi Action Adventure IMAX Adaptation
|1 hr. 56 min.
|Year of Release:
February 14, 2024 (wide release—4,013 theaters)
Seeing future events
Clairvoyant superpowers / paranormal psychic abilities
Questioning one’s own sanity
About SPIDERS in the Bible
Dakota Johnson … Madame Web / Cassandra Webb
Sydney Sweeney … Julia Carpenter
Isabela Merced … Anya Corazon
Emma Roberts … Mary Parker
Adam Scott … Ben Parker
Zosia Mamet …
Tahar Rahim … Ezekiel Sims
Jill Hennessy … Beautiful Woman
Celeste O'Connor … Mattie Franklin
Mike Epps …
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Lorenzo di Bonaventura
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|Columbia Pictures, a division of Sony Pictures
“Her web connects them all”
Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “MADAME WEB tells the standalone origin story of one of Marvel’s most enigmatic heroines, starring Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb. …Forced to confront revelations about her past, she forges a relationship with three young women destined for powerful futures… if they can all survive a deadly present.”
In 1973, a research team led by Ezekiel Sims and his pregnant partner Constance Webb discovered an unidentified species of spider in the jungles of Peru with rare healing properties. Ezekiel betrayed the team and claimed the spider for himself before leaving Constance for dead. An indigenous tribe attempts to save Constance, but she dies shortly after giving birth to a girl whom she names Cassandra.
In 2003, Cassandra, going by “Cassie,” lives alone in Queens, New York, working as a paramedic alongside her co-workers Benjamin “Ben” Parker and O’Neil. While saving a driver from a car hanging off a bridge, Cassie falls into the water and has a near-death experience. Ben revives her but she begins to experience visions. Initially, she dismisses them as déjà vu, but after failing to prevent O’Neil’s death, Cassie realizes that she can see into the future.
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