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‘Didn’t She Abuse Evan Peters?’: Fans Speculate Emma Roberts Playing Spider-Woman in Sony’s Madame Web, Bring Up Past Abuse Controversies

With the success of Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) and Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021), the Spiderverse is hot content and Sony intends to cash in. Expected to release in July of 2023, Madame Web produced by Sony Pictures will be starring Dakota Johnson as the titular character.

Dakota Johnson
Dakota Johnson to star as Madame Web

With the movie gearing up for the shoot, Emma Roberts was added to the ensemble cast. It has already signed up a star cast that includes  Sydney Sweeney, Celeste O’Connor, Isabela Merced, and Tahar Rahim.

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The “We’re the Millers” starlet broke into the limelight with Nickelodeon’s sitcom “Unfabulous” and has continued to work, including in Scream 4, and American Horror Story: 1984. Recently, she finished wrapping up production on the upcoming rom-com Maybe I Do, starring Diane Keaton and Richard Gere.

Emma Roberts
Emma Roberts to star in Madame Web

Madame Web and Sony’s Expanding Spider-Verse

Madame Web will be the first on-screen adaptation of the character and have the Sony movie headlined by a female. But it isn’t the only Spider-man property in production at the moment, others include Kraven the Hunter and El Muerto.

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Madame Web
Madame Web in a life-support system that looks like a spider web

Depicted as an elderly woman in the comics. Madame Web is bedridden as she suffers from myasthenia gravis, giving her a unique look. She has the clairvoyant ability to see within the spider world itself but does engage with the villains directly.

The Emma Roberts controversy:

In the years between 2012 to 2019, Emma Roberts was in a relationship with Evan Peters, and it has led to many questioning the revival of her career, including her casting in Madame Web. Considering how other celebs have been canceled for domestic violence, the silence on Emma Roberts has fans questioning.

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Back in the June of 2013, Emma Roberts was arrested for biting her former boyfriend up in Canada, but she was free as Evan Peters refused to file charges. According to Daily Mail, while she appeared fine, he had a bloody nose.

Emma Roberts and Evan Peters
Emma Roberts and Evan Peters at a red carpet event

While other alleged abusers lose their movie roles and reputation in public, without any evidence and finally be proven innocent in 2022, Emma Roberts has faced very few repercussions for her actions. Many fans are bringing these confusing circumstances on Twitter.

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With the movie in pre-production and Spider-Man fever at an all-time high, fans’ reaction has the potential to affect a lot of what transpires in the production and film.

Madame Web is scheduled to be released on July 7, 2023.

Written by Nikhil Makwana

Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.