Sony’s Amy Pascal Set to Produce Silk

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Whilst we’ve had some news recently that the Silver & Black movie was being put on the back-burner, that doesn’t mean that Sony doesn’t have plenty of plans ready to work on.

According to TheWrap, former Sony Pictures chief Amy Pascal will be producing a live-action adaptation starring Silk.

Being one of the numerous individuals with Spider-Man-esque powers, Silk was born Cindy Moon and introduced to the Marvel universe back in 2014 in The Amazing Spider-Man #4. As her origin story reveals, Cindy was bitten by the same radioactive spider that gave Peter Parker his powers.

Which, surely, means that we can’t have Silk without having an established Spider-Man in the Spider-Verse franchise, either?!

However, whilst Parker became the spider-powered super-hero almost instantaneously, Cindy didn’t become Silk until much later, owing to her living in a bunker for years.

After she left the bunker, Cindy teamed up with Spidey – and a whole host of other Spider-characters – to take on the villainous Morlun and the Inheritors.

The interesting thing to this whole Silk movie, is that Spider-Man Homecoming had a character named Cindy (played by Tiffany Espensen), so, could that mean that, whilst all our attention has been on Tom Holland, that a wider spider-themed universe has been evolving all around him? I mean, Homecoming did also star Flash Thompson (played by Tony Revolori), who, in later years in the comic books, dons the Venom Symbiote to become Agent Venom.

It’s probably all just there for fan-gratification, of course, but Marvel does like to plug little Easter Eggs away in their movies that, sometimes, won’t be fully realised until years later, so who knows.

Silk will join the upcoming Venom, as well as Silver & Black, Morbius the Living Vampire, and Nightwatch in forming, what is quickly becoming, the well-rounded Spider-Verse franchise.

Still don’t know how Tom Holland’s Spider-Man will fit into any of this, though.

-James, 26/06/2018

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