Cindy Moon is almost ready for her superhero close-up.
According to Deadline, Sony and producer Amy Pascal are in early development to adapt the Marvel comic "Silk" for the big screen.
In the Marvel comic, Korean-American high school student Cindy gets bitten by the same radioactive spider as Peter Parker:
"When Cindy Moon was a child, her parents found out that she had an eidetic memory. Her mother wanted Cindy to focus on her studies while Cindy would rather continue playing on her school hockey team with her secret boyfriend, Hector Cervantez. When her mother found out, she was forced to go to the school field trip to General Techtronics and Cin told her she hated her.
When high school student Cindy Moon was attending a public exhibition demonstrating the safe handling of nuclear laboratory waste materials, sponsored by the General Techtronics Corporation, a spider irradiated by a particle accelerator used in the demonstration, bit Peter Parker on the hand and fell from his hand, it then bit Cindy in her ankle before dying. The first manifestation of her powers happened when her uncontrollable organic webbing accidentally caused her to web up her parents...."
As Deadline noted, this standalone movie wouldn't be the first on-screen appearance for the character of Cindy Moon. She's already featured in "Spider-Man: Homecoming," which was produced by Pascal and Sony. She's part of the same decathlon team as Peter Parker. She also returns briefly in "Avengers: Infinity War," on the bus with Peter and Ned.
It's not clear if actress Tiffany Espensen (who was actually born in China) would continue in the role in a "Silk" adaptation, but since she has now been featured in the background of two movies, it would make sense for this to be part of her slow introduction into the universe.
Then again, this movie might stay exclusively with Sony and be separate from Tom Holland's Peter Parker and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Wrap reports that "Silk" would be a part of Sony's universe of Marvel-licensed characters along with "Venom" and such.
Today in #MarvelComics HIstory, Cindy Moon AKA #Silk, first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #1. yep, @TiffyEspensen played her in #Homecoming..wonder if they will let her suit up?!? pic.twitter.com/rlHQXcVYyX
— Comic Book Nostalgia (@CBNostalgia) April 30, 2018
I wonder, what's the character called CINDY doing in Spider-Man homecoming? ???? pic.twitter.com/zuzQKUH84h
— raccoon (@artoopio) December 9, 2016
1) Yes, yes a million times, yes
2) guessing it won't be MCU connected even though Cindy already appeared, albeit briefly, in the Sony-approved Spider-Man Homecoming
— Euan Ritchie ????️???? (@Ritchie018) June 22, 2018
Stay tuned for details on this movie, since they emphasized that it's early in development.
"Venom" is the next Spidey spinoff ahead, starring Tom Hardy, and opening in theaters October 5. "Silver and Black" was pulled from the 2019 release schedule, but is still happening. The sequel to "Spider-Man: Homecoming" is scheduled to start filming this July for release in theaters July 2019.
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