There have been reports in the past regarding the Marvel Spider-Man character Silk would be getting her own movie at Sony Pictures. Well, we are getting a live-action Silk project, but instead of a film, it’s being developed as a TV series, which is just as good and exciting!
Lauren Moon (Good Trouble, Atypical) is in talks to write the series, and as a fan of the Korean-American Marvel heroine, it will be interesting to see how this show comes together and the visual style of it.
Silk is a fan-favorite character that was created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos, and she made her comic book debut in 2014 in The Amazing Spider-Man vol. 3 #1. For those of you not familiar with Cindy Moon, a.k.a. Silk, here’s a little background information:
Thirteen years ago, during a demonstration on the use of radioactive rays at a science exhibit, a spider was accidentally exposed to the radiation and absorbed large amounts of it. In its dying moments, the arachnid bit the nearest living thing to it, Peter Parker. As a result, the young teenager would gain amazing powers and become the amazing Spider-Man!
However, this was not the end; as mere moments after biting Parker, the spider bites another young student by the name of Cindy Moon.
Soon after, Cindy’s abilities manifested but she was unable to control them. Some time later, Ezekiel would approach the Moon family to offer his help and guide Cindy in controlling her newfound abilities. After six years since getting bit and training to use her powers, Cindy is locked up inside a facility by Ezekiel to protect her, and the other “spiders,” from Morlun.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller are executive producers on the series along with former Sony Pictures Entertainment head Amy Pascal. No network or streaming service is currently attached, but sources say Amazon is in talks to acquire the project, along with other potential Marvel series based on the Spider-Man characters that Sony controls.