Who is Madame Web? Dakota Johnson fans want Ellen DeGeneres to play villain in Marvel movie

The spin-off will be helmed by SJ Clarkson and it will reportedly mark the biggest studio feature of Dakota Johnson


                            Who is Madame Web? Dakota Johnson fans want Ellen DeGeneres to play villain in Marvel movie
Dakota Johnson and Ellen DeGeneres (Photos by Kevin Winter/Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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After the massive success of ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’, Marvel is now looking forward to expanding their universe with a spin-off movie, and apparently, it is going to focus on a female superhero in a titular role. According to multiple reports, Dakota Johnson has been tapped by Sony/Marvel to portray the leading role in the Spider-Man spin-off movie.
 
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dakota Johnson, who shot to fame with ’50 Shades of Grey’, has been roped in to play the title character in ‘Madame Web’. While the comic book fans got elated with the news, they soon got their minds racing as they wanted Ellen DeGeneres to play the villain after the actress was hailed for destroying the latter’s career way back in 2019.
 
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Who is Madame Web?

Madame Web is a fictional character that was first introduced in 1980 by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #210 which was created by writer Denny O'Neil and artist John Romita Jr. Madame Web is a clairvoyant mutant who specializes in predicting the future of Spider-themed superheroes. She has not only mentored Peter Parker’s alter ego, but also multiple generations of heroes calling themselves Spider-Woman. In the comics, she is usually featured as an elderly woman with myasthenia gravis, connected to a life support system resembling a spiderweb. Due to Madame Web’s age and medical condition, she never actively fought any villains. According to sources, she is essentially Sony’s version of Doctor Strange.

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Why do fans want Ellen DeGeneres as ‘Madame Web’ villain?

The banter between Dakota Johnson and Ellen DeGeneres dates back to 2019 when the latter claimed that she never got invited to the former birthday party. But Dakota called her out on her show to which fans hail her till date. Social media users had then celebrated the actress taking a dig at the renowned TV host after the latter failed to remember that the actress had invited her to the party, which she did not attend. “How was the party? I wasn’t invited,” Ellen jested, before Johnson quickly reminded her that she was on the event’s guest list. “Actually, no, that’s not the truth, Ellen,” Johnson corrected, adding that she had made it point to invite DeGeneres specifically in 2019 after the host had given her a hard time about not inviting her to her 2018 birthday bash. “Last time I was on the show, last year, you gave me a bunch of s**t about not inviting you, but I didn’t even know you wanted to be invited,” Dakota said during her appearance, to which Ellen responded, “Well, who wouldn’t want to be invited to a party?” Then the actress argued that she doubted the host even liked her.
 
“Of course I like you. You knew I liked you,” Ellen assured, followed by a brief moment of awkward silence. “You’ve been on the show many times, and don’t I show like?” When the host pressed on, saying that she was pretty sure she did not get invited, Johnson contested by saying, “Ask everybody. Ask Jonathan, your producer, who says you were.” “Oh yeah, I had that thing,” Ellen admitted after her producers said she was out of town at the time of the party.

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‘Dakota Johnson going from little miss Fifty Shades to ending Ellen's career’

Fans were quick to drag Ellen DeGeneres over her feud with the 32-year-old actress as one of the users stated, “Guys the madame web movie with Dakota Johnson better be called Fifty Webs of Madame Web" and the villain should be Ellen, a spidey is Jamie Dornan of course.” Another stated, “Dakota Johnson going from little miss Fifty Shades to ending Ellen's career and now joining the Spider-Man universe as: Madame Web. Hell yes.”
 
The next one posted, “If Dakota Johnson can save us from Ellen, she can save the Spider-Verse.” One added, “Known for her infamous role in "No, that's not true Ellen", Dakota Johnson aims to make her next big mark in Hollywood with soon to be in production 'Madame Web'.” Whereas, another user concluded, “Dakota johnson defeating ellen was her origin story as madame web.”

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