Silk TV show: Silk might be getting a live-action adaptation.
Marvel Comics readers are set for some exciting news — Silk, a superhero akin to Spider-Man—is close to getting a Silk TV show, which would be live-action, reports Deadline. Lauren Moon, the writer of Atypical, is attached to write the show, which could potentially stream on Amazon, not on Disney Plus, like most other Marvel properties.
The Sony-Marvel collaboration has given Marvel fans memorable iterations of Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and in Academy Award-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Now, it looks like more Spider-Heroes could be gracing our screens.
Into the Spider-Verse creators, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, signed a massive deal in 2019 to produce a suite of TV shows based on Marvel Comics characters owned by Sony — which number in the hundreds — Silk being one of them.
With the success of Into the Spider-Verse under their belt, it seems that they are now in talks to bring their vision to life and in a live-action format.
However, no details have yet been revealed by Sony, Lord, or Miller, nor has Amy Pascal, the franchise producer for Spider-Man properties made any announcement.
Silk TV Show: Who is Silk in the Spider-Verse?
Spider-Man was once just Peter Parker, but the mantle has passed to other characters including Miles Morales—who took on the mantle in Into the Spider-Verse.
The Marvel character has also spawned a host of other Spider-Heroes, as seen in the animated film, such as Spider-Gwen/Ghost-Spider, Spider-Ham, and Spider-Man 2099, but also Spider-Woman, Mayday Parker, Venom — who has his own film franchise — and Silk.
Cindy Moon/a.k.a. Silk, a Korean-American superhero, was created by Dan Slott and artist Humberto Ramos. She was bitten by the same radioactive spider as Spider-Man; however, her origin story is much darker than her counterpart’s.
Silk’s mentor locks her away in a bid to protect her and she trains in an isolated bunker for years before emerging later and becoming a superhero.
If the Silk TV show goes ahead, Silk could become the first Asian-American character to helm a superhero series, following in the footsteps of Simu Liu, who is the first Asian-American superhero to lead a film with Shang-Chi.
Interestingly, Cindy Moon has already appeared in the MCU. Played by Tiffany Espensen, Moon was part of the school team with Peter Parker and MJ.
If the Silk TV show is tied to the MCU — as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was purported to be — the same actor could reprise the role.
Since we have not seen Spider-Man’s origin on film, we could assume that Moon similarly became Silk off-screen, with the show following her superhero exploits once she has left the bunker. Or she could be given a different origin story.
However, considering Silk is being developed by a different team, the character might be played by someone else entirely.
But one thing seems certain: Silk could be the precursor for many more Spider-heroes to grace our screens. For fans of this microverse within the larger Marvel Comics universe, news of this show portends even more excitement to come.
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