Date: 10th August 2023
Sydney Sweeney was coy about her Spider-Woman character's potential future in the MCU during an interview with Variety. Upon landing the role, Sweeney recalled her immediate excitement, saying, "I was freaking out, of course. I went straight to the comic store, and I bought every comic that mentioned my character." She also hinted at the uniqueness of the film, stating, "I think it's different from what people expect a superhero movie to be. Quote that! That’s a quote, because the tabloids will pick up everything else we talk about."
Sweeney will be playing a character named Julia Carpenter. This name is quite familiar to those in the know, as it is the name of a character that becomes Spider-Woman. Carpenter is also the victim of an accident that transforms her into a female version of Peter Parker, with the same number of abilities, and some more, creating one of the most popular female characters in the Marvel roster of heroes. Carpenter is a character that has been part of the Avengers, and she has even been part of major Marvel events such as ‘Secret Wars,’ for which we know there is a movie coming on the Marvel Studios side of things.
Having the character of Julia Carpenter in a movie named “Madame Web” gives us huge hints about what the story could be about. In the comics, while Julia is mostly known to play the part of Spider-Woman, she has also recently taken on the mantle of Madame Web.
For those who don’t know, Madame Web is a powerful mutant that can use all kinds of psychic powers, including telepathy and astral projection.
Source: Press Release