Marvel’s ‘Silk’ Might Be Getting Her Own Movie at Sony

     June 22, 2018

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Marvel’s Korean-American superhero Cindy Moon might be getting her own movie! Deadline reports that Sony and producer Amy Pascal are in early development on a film adaptation that would bring the Marvel comic Silk to the big screen.

First introduced in 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 3 #1, Cindy Moon has powers similar to Spider-Man. She was also bitten by a radioactive spider (and goes to school with Peter Parker), and her powers include shooting webs out of her fingertips, an eidetic memory, and the so-called Silk Sense, which is essentially a stronger version of the Spider-Sense. The film would obviously be a great step for on-screen representation, which has become a growing concern in superhero cinema in recent years.

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Image via Marvel Comics

The character made brief appearances in two previous Marvel movies, though never as her superpower self. Tiffany Espensen played Cindy Moon in Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, joining Peter Parker on the decathlon team, and reprised her role as one of the passengers on the bus with Peter at the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War.

Silk joins Sony’s growing roster of Spider-Man spinoff characters set to get their own film, beginning with Venom. Silver & Black, a film centered on Black Cat and Silver Sable, is also in the works but was recently put on pause while director Gina Prince-Bythewood and the creative team hash out the script. Other projects in development include Morbius the Living Vampire and Nightwatch, which has Spike Lee in talks to direct.

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