The Marvel multiverse and the main 616-universe is filled with spider themed superheroes out of the wazoo. While Sony Pictures is working its way to bring some of their Marvel owned characters to the big screen, we could be seeing some swinging to our TVs! News hit the web via Variety that spider heroine Silk will be swinging her way into a live-action series!
Academy Award winners Phil Lord and Chris Miller; who worked on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and its upcoming sequel; are executive producing under their shared production banner. Lauren Moon (Freeform’s Good Trouble and Netflix’s Atypical) will write the show. Both Moon and Silk are Korean-American so it’ll be great to see what Lauren does with the character’s multicultural upbringing. The article also states that the series doesn’t have a home just yet but they suspect that Amazon Prime will acquire the project.
In the comics, Silk aka Cindy Moon was the second person to be bitten by the spider that gave Peter Parker his powers. She was first introduced in the comic books in “The Amazing Spider-Man #1” in the year 2014. Like with Peter, she has the same abilities but she can also create her own webs without the use of web-shooters. Back in 2018, Sony Pictures was in the early stages of development on a Silk standalone film. Later in that same year, it was also reported that Sony was developing a female-led spin-off of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse that would potentially focus on Silk, Spider-Gwen, and Spider-Woman.
No actress has been chosen yet but to me at least I hope they pick some great to play this character. The only person to have played Cindy Moon in live-action so far is Tiffany Espensen in Spider-Man: Homecoming but it was more of a smaller role.
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