Adam Scott Talks About Madame Web, Reveals He Was Really Into Comics

Adam Scott has been seeing a major career boost lately, largely on the back of his cult-hit sci-fi/drama series Severance, which has been one of the biggest hits for Apple TV+ in 2022. Scott has also made the jump into superhero movies, as he'll star in the upcoming Spider-Man spinoff film, Madame Webb. A lot of Marvel fans have been wondering why Sony has chosen to give Madame Webb (of all characters) a big-budget movie – and it certainly is a valid question to ask!

Recently a whole list of character roles for Madame Webb were supposedly confirmed. The breakdown said that Adam Scott will play a younger version of the iconic character Ben Parker (aka Peter Parker's "Uncle Ben), opposite Emma Roberts (American Horror Story) as Mary Parker, Ben's sister and Spider-Man's mother. Rumor has it the story will see "Madame" Cassandra Webb (Dakota Johnson) using her abilities as a physic medium connected to the Spider-Verse to try and ensure that Peter Parker is born. That mission will pull together a collection of Spider characters, including Julia Carpenter/Spider-Woman (Sydney Sweeny), Mattie Franklin (Celeste O'Connor), and Anya Corazon/Spider-Girl (Isabela Merced). It's the exact sort of storyline currently playing out in Marvel's Edge of Spider-Verse comic event

Adam Scott couldn't confirm anything significant about Madame Webb or his casting – but talking to Sirius XM's Jess Cagle, Scott was appreciative of the fact that comic book fans have been overwhelmingly supportive of him being cast in the Spider-Man movie universe: 

"It's really nice, and I think a lot of that comes from, it might be, I'm assuming rooted in Parks and Rec because it's such a, a sweet, smart show. And what I've found over the years is a lot of the fans, a lot of the people that approach me that, that wanna talk about Parks and Rec are always really sweet, smart people. 

And, and so I, I like to think that it's sort of maybe rooted in that, but I, I, I agree. I'm, I'm always, so appreciative of, of how nice everyone is, because it certainly could go the other way, like you said, which wouldn't be quite as sweet and lovely."

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In order to further prove his geek cred (as if that were necessary), Adam Scott also discussed his own level of comic book fandom: 

"I was really into comics as a kid. I actually grew up in Santa Cruz, California, where they shot Lost Boys. And the comic book store in Lost Boys was the comic book store that I would go to just about every day to... Get all my latest comic books. And my next-door neighbor owned it, Joe Ferrara, who, and, and so I would go in there every day and he would have the latest comics that I was interested in. And I got to visit the set of Lost Boys and meet Joel Schumacher. And I stood outside the Coreys' trailers and got to see them walk to and from the set. And I was like 12 years old anyway. So yeah... I was a big comic book nerd."

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Madame Webb is slated to hit theaters on October 6, 2023.