Sony is reportedly adding another spinoff to their growing Spider-Man universe, in the form of Silk.
Based on the Marvel comic of the same name, the story centres around Cindy Moon, a Korean-American classmate of Peter Parker whose bitten by a radioactive spider around the same time as Peter, developing spider-powers – though her spidey-senses are far more powerful than his.
Deadline has reported that Sony and producer Amy Pascal are developing a film adaptation of Silk, created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos. The addition of Silk to the studio’s roster, alongside the in-development Silver & Black (set to be directed by Gina Prince-Blythewood) give Sony a real chance to compete with Marvel Studios, who are currently working on Captain Marvel and Black Widow films. Even though they were both beaten to the punch by Warner Bros. Wonder Woman.
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Cindy was played by Tiffany Espensen (of the Nickelodeon series Kirby Buckets) though the character flew under the radar for those who aren’t Spider-Man super-fans. At the moment, it is unclear whether Pascal (who also produced Homecoming) will continue with Espensen in the role.
More on Silk when we have it.