Emma Roberts talks about the “unexpected” opportunity to join the Marvel Universe

When news broke that actor Emma Roberts had joined the Spider-Man spin-off Mrs Web, her previously established talents in other projects made it pretty clear to fans that this decision would be a good choice for the franchise, but Roberts herself recently recalled how completely unexpected the whole prospect felt. Roberts went on to explain how it was the filmmakers who reached out to her to express interest in bringing her in for the role and, in short order, were officially part of the project. Mrs Web is currently scheduled to hit theaters on February 16, 2024.

“I thought it was very unexpected. It’s so funny, one day you’re just walking through your house and you get a call saying they want to meet you for a Marvel movie,” Roberts recalled Collider. “It was so weird because I remember thinking, ‘What’s the audition process? What do I have to do?’ And then I talked to the director, and I was a couple in Boston [of] filming weeks later, and we had a lot of fun doing it. It’s obviously such a great cast and it’s such a unique take on a Marvel movie. So I’m very excited for people to see it, because I think it’s going to be very unexpected, how they’re telling the story.

Aside from knowing that the movie revolves around the title character, there are a lot of unknown elements about the upcoming spin-off, such as the overall plot and what role Roberts will play. Based on the character’s more mystical nature, it seems unlikely that the new film will be a straightforward adventure similar to the venom movies or the upcoming Kraven the Hunterand that is what has made the public so intrigued and excited.

The movie also stars Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Isabela Merced, and Adam Scott. Johnson recently shared how she felt about joining the spin-off.

“It was a wild experience. It was something I don’t think you can be prepared to go into something like that, but I learned so much,” Johnson shared with Variety earlier this month. “It’s a very different way of making movies, you know, and then right after that I started doing one of my company’s little, little movies, so I really got a taste for different kinds of cinema last year got.”

Mrs Web is currently scheduled to hit theaters on February 16, 2024.

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