The massive success of Spider-Man: No Way Home only reinforced Sony Pictures' desire to continue building up their own shared film universe featuring characters from the Spidey mythos. Now, one of their upcoming projects is slowly taking shape with a major casting announcement that has fans totally excited.
Yesterday, it was officially confirmed that Euphoria actress Sydney Sweeney has been cast in the Madame Web film which stars Dakota Johnson as the beloved spiritual guide of Peter Parker.
Details about Sweeney's casting are being kept airtight as of the moment which led fans to believe that she's actually playing a hefty role in the project. Of course, given her physical appearance and striking resemblance to a beloved Spidey character, a lot of people immediately assumed that the 24-year-old rising star is playing Gwen Stacy aka Ghost-Spider/Spider-Gwen.
On Twitter, Sweeney's casting fueled speculation of Gwen Stacy's "return" to the Marvel franchise's live-action realm. Check out some of the reactions below:
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As much as she fits the bill, I honestly don't think Sweeney is playing Gwen in Sony's Spider-Man universe because if anything, a casting as major as that wouldn't be kept as a secret. It's also worth noting that there have been rumors swirling around that Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man actually belongs in the "Sony-Verse" so if they're actually planning to bring back Stacy, the obvious choice would have to be his The Amazing Spider-Man co-star Emma Stone.
But then again, I could be wrong so I guess we'll just have to wait for the official confirmation regarding her involvement.
Sony's Madame Web film is currently in development.