Dakota Johnson-starrer 'Madame Web' adds Mike Epps to cast

Headlined by Dakota Johnson, ''Madame Web'' is the first female character to be developed within the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel characters.
Dakota Johnson
Dakota Johnson

LOS ANGELES: Actor-comic Mike Epps, known for ''Dolemite Is My Name'' and ''Girls Trip'', is the latest addition to Sony-Marvel superhero movie ''Madame Web''.

Headlined by Dakota Johnson, ''Madame Web'' is the first female character to be developed within the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel characters.

Epps also joins Sydney Sweeney, Isabela Merced, Emma Roberts, Celeste O'Connor and Tahar Rahim in the cast, reported Deadline.

The details about Epps' role in the film, billed as an origin story, have not been disclosed.

Based on the Marvel comics by writer Denny O'Neil and artist John Romita Jr, Madame Web is a clairvoyant whose psychic abilities allow her to see within the spider world.

S J Clarkson, known for Marvel series ''Jessica Jones'' and ''The Defenders'', is directing the film. Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless wrote the film, with Kerem Sanga penning an earlier draft.

The film is scheduled to be released on July 7, 2023.

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