Even though many on the Internet have taken to roasting the inaugural “Madame Web” trailer, there’s no denying that there’s a lot within it to be intrigued by. In addition to the live-action introduction of Ezekiel Sims and Madame Web herself, we also meet Julia Carpenter (Sydney Sweeney), Mattie Franklin (Celeste O’Connor), and Anya Corazon (Isabela Merced), who all acquire spider powers in the film. As if five Spider-People isn’t enough, rumor has it that a sixth future one is hiding in plain sight, and he could be the main target of Sims, Morlun, or both.
Since the “Madame Web” trailer dropped, fans have been theorizing about Adam Scott’s role in the film. He appears as a paramedic who works alongside Cassandra Webb, though not even his name is revealed. This has led many to speculate that Scott has signed on to play Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben. Should this be the case, that implies Peter could be alive during the events of the movie. Seeing as Ben doesn’t generally live to see Peter become Spider-Man in most continuities, he wouldn’t be a full-on hero yet in this case. Thus, for one reason or another, the villain or villains could be after him, prompting Webb and her fellow heroes to become his protectors.
Hopefully, Marvel fans will learn more about Morlun and Peter Parker’s potential “Madame Web” presence as the film creeps toward its February 14, 2024, premiere.