Isabela Merced has been added to the cast of ‘Madame Web’.
The 20-year-old actress is set to star opposite Dakota Johnson in the Spider-Man spinoff.
Isabela – who appeared in 2017’s ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ – will also be joined on screen by Sydney Sweeney and Celeste O’Connor.
The film will focus on the character of Madame Web, an elderly woman with myasthenia gravis, a disease that causes muscle weakness.
The character – who is hooked up to a life support system that resembled a spider’s web – has never fought villains in the comics and therefore the film could be quite separate from the stories, according to Deadline.
Madame Web has previously been described as Sony’s version of Doctor Strange, but at this time there are no known details about Isabela’s role in the film.
The actress previously starred opposite Jason Momoa in the thriller ‘Sweet Girl’, and Isabela explained that she trained in Muay Thai and MMA for the role.
Speaking about her role in the Netflix movie, Isabela shared, “Oh, that was really fun.
“I was really competitive as a kid, with my brothers. I have two brothers and my dad seemed to like kids to be athletic, so I felt like I had to be. I had to be the best at everything. As a middle child, I had to excel at everything. So, we did a bit of jujitsu growing up, and I think that’s how I caught on quickly. I guess, I don’t know.
“But it was a lot of fun because I can apply it to my real life.”