Summary

  • Concept art shows Spider-Man fighting Ezekiel Sims, revealing scrapped scenes for Madame Web.
  • Spider-Man sporting a suit close to Tom Holland’s was planned to be included in the film.
  • Spider-Man’s inclusion could have improved Madame Web’s lackluster performance at the box office.



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Madame Web‘s scrapped Spider-Man scenes are revealed in concept art for the movie. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe has all three live-action versions of Spider-Man appear in 2021’s Spider-Man: No Way Home, none of them were part of Madame Web‘s cast. And while the movie did include four Spider-Man-like heroes briefly at the end, it was not the same thing. Now, it turns out Spider-Man was once in the cards for Madame Web.


Madame Web concept artist Sebastian Meyer (via @SpiderMan_Newz/Twitter) shared a look at a scrapped Madame Web sequence of Spider-Man fighting Ezekiel Sims.

A version of Spider-Man can be seen falling through the sky alongside Madame Web‘s villain, Ezekiel Sims, as well as fighting him on top of a building. While it has not been officially confirmed, the Spider-Man in question sports a suit that looks very close to Tom Holland’s.

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How Tom Holland’s Spider-Man Could Have Helped Save Madame Web

The SSU Movie Was A Box Office Bomb

Given how Madame Web‘s story included characters closely related to Peter Parker, Holland’s Spider-Man would most likely have had to appear in the film through the multiverse. That might have been the reason why Sony decided not to use the character if Holland was indeed the Spider-Man planned for the movie. Adam Scott played Ben Parker — Uncle Ben — in Madame Web, with Emma Roberts as Mary Parker, Peter Parker’s mom, who was pregnant.

Spider-Man’s inclusion in Madame Web could have stemmed from the fact that Mary was pregnant. If Ezekiel Sims’ visions of the future were that he would be killed by Sydney Sweeney’s Julia Cornwall and the other Spider-Women, then the villain could also have foreseen the danger that Peter Parker would become to him as Spider-Man in the future. Peter going back in time — or coming through the multiverse — to stop his death while still in the womb would have given Madame Web a more urgent and exciting plot.


As it stood, Madame Web was a lackluster film that left a lot to be desired in regard to its villain, story, dialogue, and more. Holland’s Spider-Man is the most successful version of the character to date. The actor’s latest MCU solo movie, the blockbuster event Spider-Man: No Way Home, earned almost $2 billion worldwide even without China and as theaters recovered from the pandemic. By simply adding Holland’s Spider-Man to Madame Web, Sony would have guaranteed a healthy box office for the film, preventing all the negative records broken by the SSU project.

Madame Web Movie Poster Featuring Sydney Sweeney as Julia Carpenter, Isabela Merced as Anya Corazon, Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, Celeste O'Connor as Mattie Franklin, and Tahar Rahim as Ezekiel Sims

Madame Web

Madame Web is a superhero movie based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Taking place in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe, the movie revolves around a clairvoyant woman who can look into different dimensions. Dakota Johnson stars in the lead role, with Sydney Sweeney, Adam Scott, Isabela Merced, and Celeste O’Connor comprising the rest of the cast.

Director
S.J. Clarkson

Release Date
February 14, 2024

Writers
Burk Sharpless , Matt Sazama , Kerem Sanga

Runtime
114 Minutes

Source: Sebastian Meyer (via @SpiderMan_Newz/Twitter)

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