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Zendaya began her career as a Disney child star, but by 2017 she was making it big in cinemas with her roles in Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Greatest Showman. This was followed by two more appearances in the MCU — in Spider-Man: Far From Home and Spider-Man: No Way Home — and in Dune, as well as starring in the critically acclaimed and award-winning HBO series Euphoria (since 2019). Now another «Euphoria» actress becomes a Marvel star:
As the US industry magazine Deadline reports, Sydney Sweeney will take on a role in the upcoming Marvel film » Madame Web » — but not the main role, because «Fifty Shades Of Gray» star Dakota Johnson is already holding it. It is not known what role Sweeney plays.
Sydney Sweeney as Black Cat or Gwen Stacy?
However, since «Madame Web» is part of the «Spider-Man» cosmos (more on that later), Sweeney comes into question for many fans, especially for a handful of roles, such as Black Cat or Gwen Stacy. Like her DC counterpart Catwoman, Felicia Hardy aka Black Cat is a thief somewhere in the gray area between heroine and villain who often clashes with Spider-Man in her adventures.
Alongside Mary-Jane Watson (played by Zendaya in the MCU), Gwen Stacy is Spider-Man’s second major love interest, or actually the first in the comics, i.e. before MJ. Gwen has previously been played by Bryce Dallas Howard in Spider-Man 3 and by Emma Stone in The Amazing Spider-Man 1&2.
HBO Sydney Sweeney in «Euphoria»
In the Marvel Comics, a parallel universe Gwen becomes the superhero Ghost-Spider, aka Spider-Gwen (as seen in Spider-Man: A New Universe). Maybe this is also an option for «Madame Web»?
This is Madam Web
So far, however, these are pure speculations, as there is not really much that can be said about “Madame Web” in general. Deadline ‘s sources emphasize that the film will be very different from the comic book , where Madame Web is an old woman tied to a spider web-like life support system due to a serious illness.
The casting of Dakota Johnson alone indicates that. Apparently , Madame Web, equipped with psychic powers, will instead become the Doctor Strange of Sony’s own Marvel universe — because the franchise, which consists of films about all kinds of «Spider-Man» supporting characters, also includes «Madame Web».
The film is set in a universe with Venom , Venom 2 and the upcoming titles Morbius (German cinema release: March 31, 2022) and Kraven The Hunter (January 12, 2023). And while that universe is partially connected to the MCU (such as seen in Spider-Man: No Way Home), the two worlds are still separate.
So it doesn’t seem like Euphoria co-stars Zendaya and Syndey Sweeney are going to clash in their Marvel roles right now. But by the time “Madame Web” hits the cinemas at some point, that may have changed. The Marvel film does not have a start date yet, but it may also start in 2023.
Madame Web and Her Connection to Spider-Man Explained (FILMSTARTS-Original)