Adam Scott joins the cast of Sony’s Marvel movie Madame Web

Adam Scott

Adam Scott
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sound costs Emmy Nomination for Breakup, Adam Scott’s next job is apparently going to be very different. As confirmed by Deadlinethe Parks and recreation the actor joined the cast of Madame Web, Sony’s next expansion into its universe of Marvel characters. With Dakota Johnson (Persuasion), the cast also includes Sydney Sweeney (The White Lotus), Emma Roberts (american horror story), Isabelle Merced (Dora the Explorer), Tahar Rahim (a prophet), and Celeste O’Connor (Ghostbusters: Afterlife).

Aside from Johnson playing the titular character, project details have been kept under wraps. Madame Web was originally portrayed as an elderly blind woman, but the title was also held by the younger Julia Carpenter, which is likely what’s going on here with Johnson’s casting. There is speculation that Merced’s character is Anya Corazon, the hero known as Araña, and that the film will be a Spider-Women team-up.

Among Marvel fans, Scott has been a pretty popular cast for a character who’s definitely not going to show up in Madame Web unless some complicated things happen, with regards to rights: Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four. (Admittedly, this contingent has not been as vocal as the one hoping another NBC sitcom actor.)

Madame Web not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as Sony controls the cinematic appearances of Spider-Man and adjacent characters; Peter Parker has been loaned to Marvel Studios on a limited basis since 2016 Captain America: Civil War. Sony has also Kraven the hunter currently in production, with Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Christopher Abbott.

Madame Web is currently filming in Boston. A report of indicates that at least part of the story will be set in New York City in the early 2000s, thanks to set decorations including commercials for Palm Pilots and Beyoncé Dangerously in love.

Outraged BreakupScott was last seen in Booty, another Apple TV+ series. More than a decade after its initial cancellation, he recently reprized his role in the acclaimed Starz comedy To partyalthough a release date has yet to be announced.