In recent months we’ve heard from various sources that Sony is looking to expand its Spider-Man Universe of Characters (SPUMC for short). In May, it was reported that Madame Web and Jackpot movies are in development, and only a few weeks ago news broke that Olivia Wilde has signed on to direct a Spider-Woman film.
In addition to working on multiple movies, Sony has also been looking to bring their Marvel properties to the small screen. Last year, Phil Lord and Chris Miller revealed in an interview with Deadline that they were developing a “handful” of live-action shows based on Sony’s Marvel characters.
A new story published on Variety today reports that one of those live-action series will focus on Silk. Lauren Moon, who’s credits include Netflix’s Atypical and Freeform’s Good Trouble, is in talks to write. Phil Lord and Chris Miller will executive produce the project along with the former head of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Amy Pascal. It is strongly rumoured that Amazon is in talks to secure the rights to stream the Silk series, along with other potential Marvel series that Sony controls.
Silk who’s real name is Cindy Moon is a Korean-American classmate of Peter Parker. She was first introduced in the comic books in 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man #1. Like Peter Parker, Cindy Moon gains her superpowers when she is bitten by a radioactive spider. As a result of the bite, Moon acquires super-speed, the ability to shoot webs from her fingers and Silk Sense. The character has already in appeared in the MCU when she was played by Tiffany Espensen in 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, It’s unknown if she will reprise the role in the live-action series.
Whilst it’s still early in the development of the project, it will be interesting to learn more about Sony’s plans for Silk and any other series that they have in the pipeline. Whilst there is no guarantee that they will be directly linked to the MCU, the nature of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man contract means that there will likely be some crossover.