Spider-Man Spinoff to Feature Korean-American Superhero Silk

Angelo Anderson
June 23, 2018

Sony also has the animated Miles Morales Spider-Man moving, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, coming out in December, which is a stand alone film, and is developing the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming with Marvel, which comes out next Summer.

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.

The character, who first appeared in "The Amazing Spider-Man" Vol. 3 #1 and created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos, is a high-school student named Cindy Moon, who bit by the same radioactive spider that bit Peter Parker at a public exhibition on safe handling of nuclear materials. She gains abilities similar to his except for shooting webs out of her fingertips and has less superhuman strength.

Although it has not yet been confirmed, with Tiffany's multiple appearances, it seems likely that she will be taking on the role for Silk's solo movie. Further details are scarce right now, but the project is the latest in a long line of attempts by Sony to capitalize on the rights to the Spider-Man family of characters.

The relatively unknown hero - at least to the average cinema goer, Silk has been a highlight of comics since debuting back in 2014 - Cindy Moon's Korean-American heritage bodes very well for representation and diversity in the superhero genre, sitting nicely next to Black Panther and the upcoming Captain Marvel.

Metro.co.uk reached out to Sony who said they refuse to comment.

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