Just when you thought Sony was gonna hand the reigns over to Marvel completely, they surprise us. According to Variety, a film based on Korean-American superheroine Silk is in the works at Sony. The project currently has no director, actors, or writers attached but producer Amy Pascal is apparently bringing the project to life. Everything about this news is itching for a “yes, please!”.

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Cindy Moon is a teenager in Peter Parker’s class, first introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man #1 from 2014. Created by writer Dan Slott and artist Humberto Ramos originally as a faceless cameo, Moon gets bitten by the same radioactive spider Peter does and gains abilities as well. She can move at superhuman speed, shoot webs out of her finger tips, and even has her own version of spidey sense called silk sense. She’s pretty much Spider-Man only way cooler.

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We’ve actually already seen this character on the big screen! In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Nickelodeon actress Tiffany Espensen portrayed the character as a member on Peter Parker’s decathalon team. It’s completely unclear whether Espensen would reprise the role or if it would be re-cast. The main concern most people have is that they get an Asian actress to play the role! This would be a major win in the diversity department, not only for women but Asian and Asian-American women especially. They are sorely under represented in Hollywood. We need more superhero films out with diversity outside of white males. It’s been expressed quite often so it appears that studios are finally listening and acting on these demands. 

It’s also currently unclear if this film would be tied to the MCU as Spider-Man: Homecoming was but I really hope it is. Sony hasn’t had a great track record with Spider-Man, given that their Amazing Spider-Man series flopped critically. So with Marvel backing them, we’re sure to have a better film. Not to mention that Tom Holland can cross over into the film and that’s always a plus. A Spider-Man/Silk team up on screen? Yes, please! She could also cross over into Black & Silver, should that film ever make it out of production hell. But a big yes to Silk on the big screen!

What do you think of the news? Are you looking forward to a Silk film or are you waiting to see if it actually happens? Let us know! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more Marvel news.

 

Erin Lynch