While the MCU is busy killing Spider-Man while confirming new sequels, Sony Entertainment is making spin-off movies about several underrated Spider-Man side characters. With all of the excitement for this fall’s premiere of Venom, Sony Pictures is utilizing the rest of its arsenal of Spider-Man characters not in the MCU. The next character to get their own film adaptation, apart from Spidey himself, is reported to be the character Silk.
Silk is the alter ego of Cindy Moon, a Korean-American student in Peter Parker’s class who also gets bitten by a radioactive spider and gets similar abilities to Spider-Man. Her powers resemble his but do not replicate them exactly. For instance, her strength is outmatched by Parker’s, but she is faster than he is. Her heightened senses are dubbed “Silk-Sense” instead of Spider-Sense.
Silk first appeared in the comicbook world in 2014 with The Amazing Spider-Man #1, created by longtime writer Dan Slott and drawn by Humberto Ramos. Since her first appearance, she has appeared in multiple story arcs consistently, thanks to her great power (and positive fan response). The film adaption is being developed by producer Amy Pascal and Sony Pictures, the same studio behind the upcoming Spider-Man spin-off, Venom.
This will mark two big milestones on the canvas of onscreen superheroes as Silk will be the first Asian-American superhero leading a film and the first female superhero movie from Sony. Who knows, this could be the start of a full team of super-powered Spider-Man women in the Sony universe!
The character Cindy Moon was present in the MCU with small appearances in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Infinity War, but any indication of secret Spider Powers was never touched upon. This does create a small conflict if Sony ever decides to crossover Tom Holland’s Spider-Man with their set of spin-offs. And although the subject of Spider-Man cameos within Sony’s universe is quite elusive, a possible Venom/Silk crossover is a lot more plausible.
As for the production team, Amy Pascal has helmed plenty of female-led projects in the last few years including Ghostbusters, Molly’s Game, and The Girl in the Spider’s Web and also had a hand in producing Sony’s Venom. Her devotion to strong female characters will surely make a Silk film one to watch.
So far, Sony has not commented on the project, but when we learn more details, we will post about it here!