Sony Reportedly Developing Live-Action Silk TV Series To Expand Spider-Man Universe

It appears that the live-action Spider-Man universe built by Sony Pictures may just get a lot bigger. Word is out that Tom Holland’s wall-crawler may get another ally in the form of Cindy Moon, more famously known as Silk.

Variety reports that Sony may be developing a live-action TV series based on the female webhead, with a core team already ijn talks to develop it. Lauren Moon (Atypical, Good Trouble), who also happens to share Silk’s Korean-American heritage, is tapped to write the story, with Phil Lord, Chris Miller and ex-Sony Pictures Entertainment head Amy Pascal all slated to executive produce.

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While no network or streaming service has been confirmed to host the series, Amazon is reportedly in the lead to land the project on its Prime Video streaming service, along with other future Sony-owned Marvel series.

For the uninitiated, Cindy Moon/Silk is a relatively new Marvel hero that first appeared on the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man #1 in 2014. She was bitten by the very same radioactive spider that granted Peter Parker his wall-crawling powers. In the comics, she was more than just an ally to Peter, but also became his love interest early into her superhero career.

Despite being bitten by the same spider, she developed a slightly different set of abilities, including being much faster and quicker than Spider-Man, shoot webs out of her fingertips organically as opposed to Spidey using artificial webbing and make clothes and claws out of them, and possesses a more advanced version of Spider-Sense called “Silk-Sense”, which lets her react to danger much quicker.

Interestingly, Cindy Moon was played by Tiffany Espensen in 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. Whether she will be tapped to reprise her role in this potential series, however, remains to be seen.

Aside from Silk being considered to be developed as a live-action TV series, Sony Pictures has been busy working on expanding the Spider-Man universe, including the third Spider-Man film starring Tom Holland, as well as Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Morbius, and the potential Kraven the Hunter and Spider-Woman spinoff films.

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