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Sony developing a Silk TV series set in their Spider-verse… and the MCU?

September 5th, 2020 by Marc Comments

You may recall over two years ago we reported that Sony many be developing a Silk movie to tie into its growing Spider-verse along with Venom and Morbius (here).

Well, it looks like we may have been almost right as it seems it’s actually a TV series that is being developed, with Sony wanting some of that superhero TV goodness following Marvel’s example with Flacon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision and the others.

Sony, whose Spider-man universe is now officially connected to the MCU, are setting up the superhero Cindy Moon for her own adventures on the small screen.

Good Trouble and Atypical writer Lauren Moon, a Korean-American like Cindy but no relation.

The series will be executive produced by Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller along with r Sony Pictures Entertainment head Amy Pascal.

While it’s unclear where the series will air/stream, word on the street is that Amazon Prime is more than a little keen.

Interestingly, as we pointed out in our 2018 article above, Cindy Moon is already an existing character in Sony’s Spider-verse/MCU as she appeared in Spider-man: Homecoming, played by Tiffany Espensen (left) and, if you look closely, she actually appeared in Avengers: Infinity War, so it would make sense to get Espensen back to pick up the character again. I would like to thing that when she was cast this was the plan.

Moon too was bitten by a radioactive spider, but unlike Peter Parker she was granted the ability to move really fast and shoot spider-web (silk) from her fingertips.

which gives her the ability to move at incredible speed, shoot webs out of her fingertips, and possess an advanced Spider-Sense (known as Silk Sense). Tiffany Espensen played the character in the 2017 film “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” It is unknown at this time if she would star in the series.

We knew that Lord and Miller were hired by Sony to develop Spider-man related movies and TV shows, so it looks like the ball is officially rolling – inadvertently expanding the MCU as it goes.

If it’s half as good as Into the Spider-verse, then it’ll be well worth tuning in.


Source: Variety

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….