Friday, June 22, 2018

Sony Developing Spider-Man Spinoff Movie SILK

Sony really wants their Spider-Man Cinematic Universe.

Deadline has word that Sony Pictures is developing yet another Spider-Man spinoff movie, this time on Marvel Comics' Korean-American superhero Silk.

According to the article, Sony and producer Amy Pascal are in early development on the project, but details are being kept under wraps.

The character recently appeared as Cindy Moon in Sony's Marvel Cinematic Universe film Spider-Man: Homecoming, played by Tiffany Espensen, as a member of the academic decathlon team with Peter Parker who showed concern when it seemed that he was leaving.  Espensen reprised the role in Avengers: Infinity War, where she was seen on the bus with Peter and Ned Leeds, when Ned made a distraction so that Peter could change into Spider-Man.  It's not yet known if Espensen will star in Silk.

Silk is the latest in a series Spider-Man-related property to be developed by Sony, including Venom, Nightwatch and MorbiusSilver & Black, which had a director and would have teamed the characters Silver Sable and Black Cat, was reportedly pulled from Sony's schedule and headed back into development.

Created in 2014 by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos, Silk first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man (vol.3) #4, following a brief cameo in issue #1.  Debuting as part of the Original Sin event storyline, Cindy Moon's origin was connected to Spider-Man's.  During a demonstration on the use of radioactive rays at a science exhibit, a spider was accidentally exposed to large amounts of radiation.  In its dying moments, the arachnid bit Peter Parker, giving the young teenager amazing powers and allowing him to become Spider-Man. However, mere moments after biting Parker, the spider bit Cindy Moon as well.  Soon after, Cindy’s abilities manifested, including organic webbing (unlike Peter), but she was unable to control them.  Some time later, the character known as Ezekiel approached the Moon family and offered his help with Cindy controlling her newfound abilities.  After six years of training to use her powers, Cindy was locked up inside a facility by Ezekiel to protect her and the other "spiders" from the villain called Morlun and his family known as the Inheritors.

After learning of her existence, Spider-Man immediately searched for Cindy to break her out of the facility where Ezekiel had kept her.  After Cindy was freed, she attacked Spider-Man in a fit of rage, saying that he had doomed them all.  Spider-Man calmed Cindy down by informing her that Morlun was dead.  Cindy made her way out of the facility to finally see the city of New York, stopping only to make a temporary costume out of her webbing.  Telling Spider-Man to refer to her as Silk, she was heartbroken to find that her family had moved. Silk and Peter also find that they were powerfully attracted to each other due to their shared Spider-Sense.  After helping Peter defeat the Black Cat and Electro, accepted a job as an intern at the Fact Channel, where she intended to use the information center to find her family.

After locating her family, Cindy quit her job at the Fact Channel and contemplated what she wanted to do with her life.  After a discussion with her brother and her therapist, she decided to enlist in S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy.  With S.H.I.E.L.D.'s technology, she researched her father's meetings and eventually confronted him about his secret meetings with a mysterious doctor, who turned out to be a Tamara Pearson, also known as Fang.  Fang worked for Ezekiel and was the leader of a splinter group of the Spider Society, claiming to Cindy's father that she would be "curing" Cindy of her powers.  However, her actual plan was to transfer Cindy's powers to herself and use her abilities to take over the Spider Society.  After inheriting Ezekiel's fortune and drugging Cindy's father, Fang kept her eyes on Cindy during and after the bunker.  Silk soon defeated Fang and her father accepted her for who she is.  With a closer relationship to her family closer and her job at S.H.I.E.L.D., Cindy finally felt happiness after so many years.

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