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This post features a fair bit of speculation, so audience discretion is advised.
For anyone and everyone who saw Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Homecoming, you may recall a young girl in Peter Parker’s school who took part in the academic decathlon in Washington DC and subsequently got trapped in the same elevator that Spider-Man saved.
This girl was called ‘Cindy’, and whilst no last name was confirmed, it is heavily believed that she is Cindy Moon.
“So, what? Big deal”, right?
Well, maybe not so much, as Cindy Moon is the alter-ego of Silk, a superhero who gained her powers after she was bitten by the same spider that bit Parker.
Now, this in itself is no news, after all, those rumours and speculations have been running around the internet since July.
The news here is that Tiffany Espensen who played Cindy in Homecoming will be making her way to the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War movie.
As revealed by IMDb on Twitter, Tiffany now has the new credit added to her filmography online, confirming that Cindy will appear in the movie.
Again, this is all speculation right now and just because IMDb revealed Cindy will be in Infinity War does not mean that she will appear as Silk…though the possibility is definitely there.
After all, if the Avengers are to try and battle Thanos, a near god-like entity who, with the help of the Infinity Gauntlet and all six of the Infinity Stones, can bend and shape time space and reality to his whim, then the Avengers are going to need every bit of help they can get.
It’ll be interesting to see if Infinity War acts as a way to introduce the MCU to Silk as a consequence of the events of the movie, or if she’ll already be established as the hero, though that would be highly unlikely and ultimately probably prove too confusing.
The safest bet is probably that if Silk is to appear in the MCU then Infinity War will either ‘give birth’ to the character, and she’ll pop up again somewhere down the line.
Homecoming already tentatively introduced the MCU to a potential few other Spider-Man alumni as Donald Glover cameoed as Aaron Davis, aka the Prowler, a career criminal who in the comics becomes a masked vigilante.
Aaron Davis also just so happens to be the uncle to Miles Morales, the current Spider-Man in the Ultimate Spider-Man series of comics following the death of Peter Parker.
Now, where things might get even more convoluted is how all of this will factor into the Sony Spider-Verse.
Will Miles Morales be a member of it? Or Silk?
Because we categorically know that Peter Parker’s Spider-Man will not be in Sony’s spin-off movies, but can the same be said about the others?
I suppose time will tell, and I’m sure we’ll find out before the movie comes out.
And speaking of which, Avengers: Infinity War premieres in the UK on 27th April 2018, and stars Chris Evans as Captain America/Steve Rogers, Rober Downey Jr as Iron-Man/Tony Stark, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man/Scott Lang, Tom Holland as Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye/Clint Barton, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff, Paul Bettany as Vision, Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther/T’Challa, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk/Bruce Banner, Anthony Mackie as Falcon/Sam Wilson, Don Cheadle as War Machine/James Rhodes, Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Chris Pratt as Star-Lord/Peter Quill, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Karen Gillen as Nebula, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, and Josh Brolin as Thanos, with Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket Raccoon, and Vin Diesel as the voice of Teen Groot.