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Sep 4, 2020

Looking For Female Super Heroes? Well, Look No Further, “Silk” is in a Live-Action TV Development Phase with Marvel/ SONY PICTURES.

It’s highly possible Silk could soon be the next super hero character to get her own TV series.

Sony, which controls the rights to the Spider-Man universe (amidst a hot debate with Disney over Avengers and Spider-Man series), is developing a live-action series centered on Silk. Lauren Moon is currently in talks to write the series. Like Silk, Moon is Korean-American. Her past credits include Good Trouble and Atypical. 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 characters Sony controls. It was reported in 2018 that Sony Pictures was in the early stages of development on a Feature film for Silk, that would potentially focus on Silk, Spider-Gwen, and Spider-Woman.

The character Silk’s real name is Cindy Moon, a Korean-American classmate of Peter Parker’s. She was first introduced in the comic books in “The Amazing Spider-Man #1” in 2014. Like Parker, she is bitten by a radioactive spider, which gives her the ability to move at incredible speed, shoot webs out of her fingertips, and possess an advanced Spider-Sense (known as Silk Sense). Tiffany Espensen played the character in the 2017 film Spider-Man: Homecoming. It is unknown at this time if she would star in the series.

Because of the overwhelming success of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe under Kevin Feige, he is now overseeing the expansion of Marvel’s TV presence with a series of Disney Plus shows built around MCU characters. First up will be The Falcon and Winter Soldier, followed by WandaVision. Others on deck include Loki and Hawkeye. Shows based on Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, and Moon Knight are also currently in various states of production and pre-production.