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Marvel Developing Live-Action Spider-Man Universe TV Show: Get Ready For Silk

Yet another Spider-Man character is getting a spin-off. Are you ready for a Silk live-action TV show?


At a certain point, Sony's Spider-Man-free universe is going to eclipse the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which actually has the web-slinger in it. Another project is in the works at Sony, making use of a character from the Spider-Man franchise. This isn't a new movie, though. Instead, it aims to be a live-action TV show.

According to a report from Variety, Sony and Marvel are developing a series about Silk, otherwise known as Peter Parker's Korean-American classmate Cindy Moon. Shockingly, she also gets bitten by a radioactive spider, which gives her special powers. In the comics, she was trapped for years in a secret bunker to protect her from a guy who hunts down spider-people, which is a long story in itself. She then becomes a superhero in her own right under the name Silk. The character was first introduced in 2014, in the comic book The Amazing Spider-Man #1. It's also worth noting that it was reported in 2018 that a Silk movie was being developed.

Should the TV show become a reality, this will not be the first time Moon has appeared in a live-action project. Tiffany Espensen played a version of the character in Spider-Man: Homecoming, in which she was on Peter's academic decathlon team. At this point, there's no indication as to whether Espensen would reprise the role, which would link the project to the MCU.

Lauren Moon (Good Trouble, Atypical) is in talks to write the project, while Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are executive producing.

Silk joins a long list of Spider-Man based projects in the works at Sony. There are also Spider-Woman, Kraven the Hunter, and Madame Web films believed to be in development. What's more, there are Morbius and Venom films on the way, along with sequels to Spider-Man: Far From Home and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

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