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Director SJ Clarkson Says that ‘Madame Web’ is Unlike Any Other Superhero Dakota Johnson with director SJ Clarkson at the Madame Web photocall in London, England, on January 31, 2024. “Madame Web is unlike any other superhero,” says director SJ Clarkson, who helms Madame Web, the first superhero movie with a female lead in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe. In bringing to the screen one of Marvel’s most mysterious and inscrutable characters, Clarkson directs a standalone origin story for the character, played by Dakota Johnson, who uses the power of her mind to weave together the fates of everyone around her. “One of the themes of the movie is that you don’t have to be superhuman to have superpowers,” Clarkson continues. “Most superheroes’ powers come from strength and agility. With Madame Web, it’s all psychological.” I think what fascinated me the most about this was the fact that the superpower was her mind,” continues Clarkson. “One of the lines in the movie is, ‘the power of your mind has infinite potential.’ And I thought that was so strong and so powerful – what an amazing thing to be able to explore in a film.”Celeste O’Connor, Dakota Johnson, Isabela Merced and Sydney Sweeney and in Madame Web Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures Clarkson has earned a reputation as one of [...]


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