In this standalone origin story from Marvel publishing, Johnson stars as Cassandra Webb, a paramedic in Manhattan who discovers she possesses the ability to see the future. As she grapples with this newfound power, she realizes she has the potential to alter destiny. Alongside three young women with their own powerful destinies, Cassandra navigates a perilous present while confronting revelations from her past.
Discussing her role, Johnson explained, “When you meet Madame Web in this movie, it’s her origin story. It’s how Cassie became Madame Web. So we start when she’s a young woman.” Emphasizing Cassandra’s complexity and independence, Johnson added, “She’s kind of an everyday hero, she is an independent and complex woman.”
Directed by SJ Clarkson, “Madame Web” boasts a star-studded cast including Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Celeste O’Connor, Isabela Merced, Tahar Rahim, Mike Epps, Emma Roberts, and Adam Scott. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on February 16.
In other news, Johnson, known for her role in “The Office,” recently shared a humorous anecdote about her experience filming the series finale. Recalling her time on set during an episode of “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” Johnson joked, “It was honestly the worst time of my life.” Despite her love for the show, Johnson found herself unexpectedly immersed in the finale’s production for two weeks, despite anticipating a brief appearance. Reflecting on the bittersweet atmosphere on set, Johnson remarked, “They were sad, and also there were weird dynamics that had been going on for the last 10 years.” However, her enthusiasm was met with indifference, as she humorously recalled, “No one wanted to talk to me… I was in the background of all of these scenes, faxing things.” The series finale of “The Office” aired on NBC in May 2013.