Celeste O'Connor Joins Johnson and Sweeney in Madame Web.
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Celeste O’Connor Joins Johnson and Sweeney in Madame Web

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BY May 25, 2022

Celeste O’Connor, who played in Ghostbusters: Afterlife, is about to make her comic book debut, according to Variety, as Sony has cast her in their upcoming film Madame Web.

O’Connor’s position in the new movie has yet to be confirmed, but she is set to appear alongside originally disclosed Dakota Johnson and Sydney Sweeney, the former of who plays the titular Madame Web in Sony’s Universe of Marvel flicks. Madame Web has S.J. Clarkson (Jessica Jones, The Defenders) directing and written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, the same team that created Morbius.’

The Movie Is About the Titular Comic Character, Madame Web

Celeste O'Connor SOurce: ComicBook.com

The film serves as a backstory for Madame Web, a clairvoyant with psychic skills that allows her to see inside the “spider world.” Madame Web in the Marvel comics is vastly different from Dakota Johnson’s cool-girl stylish character. In the comic book Madame Web, a paralyzed elderly woman suffers from myasthenia gravis, a chronic autoimmune ailment that necessitates her to be nested in a life support system that resembles a spiderweb. She frequently assists Spider-Man and other arachnid-themed superheroes in the Spider-Man world. Johnson plays Cassandra Webb, while we expect Sweeney to play Felicia Hardy, a.k.a. Black Cat. People know Sweeney as Cassie in the massively popular show, Euphoria, that got renewed for a third season.

Madame Web first appeared to assist Spider-Man in locating a kidnap victim. She was not one of the mutants that lost their abilities as a result of the Decimation narrative. Sarah and Ana Kravinoff killed her. But that happened only after she passed on her talents of precognition and blindness to Julia Carpenter, who became the next Madame Web. Charlotte Witter, the fourth Spider-Woman, is Webb’s grandmother. It’s still unknown what role Celeste O’Connor portrays in the movie.

Madame Web, whose true name is Cassandra Webb, made her first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #210, which published in 1980. 
She appeared in animated versions of the Spider-Man series since her comic debut. The Madame Web film project announcement happened in 2019. The movie releases in the summer of 2023. It’s a Spider-Man universe project and is part of Sony’s continuing Spider-Man universe projects, which also include Morbius and Venom. Crossover characters from Marvel’s Spider-Man movies happens in Sony’s Spider-Man world flicks, and likewise.

Celeste O’Connor Becomes Part Of A Solid Backroom Staff

Celeste O'Connor Source: Casting Frontier

Celeste O’Connor joins a stellar backroom staff. The screenplay was written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, with an earlier draft written by Kerem Sanga. It comes out in theaters on July 7, 2023, following the January 13 release of J.C. Chandor’s Kraven the Hunter, starring Aaron Taylor Johnson. Celeste O’Connor’s Hollywood career is still in its early stages, with the actress best recognized for her role as Paloma Davis in the Amazon original film Selah and the Spades. She starred as “Lucky” Domingo in Ghostbusters: Afterlife in 2021, as well as the recently released Paramount+ feature, The In Between.
Celeste O’Connor appears next in MGM’s drama, A Good Person, written and directed by Zach Braff. There, she co-stars with Morgan Freeman and Florence Pugh. The actor is presently starring alongside Joey King in Paramount+’s The In Between. She also just participated in Columbia Pictures’ Ghostbusters: Afterlife, directed by Jason Reitman. They co-starred in the indie feature Selah and the Spades, which was acquired by Amazon following its presentation at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, alongside Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton. Other film credits include Netflix’s Irreplaceable You, in which they played a younger version of Gugu Mbatha-character, Raw’s, and the indie Wetlands, in which they appeared with Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jennifer Ehle, and others.
So, what do you think about Celeste O’Connor’s casting? Have you watched her previous works? Are you a comic book reader, and if you are, do you like Madame Web? What is your hype level for this movie? Share your comments below.


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