It looks like Sony is planning to make a big statement when it comes to its growing Marvel film universe as they have reportedly commissioned a Spider-Man spin-off film centered on the Korean-American heroine Silk. The report comes from The Wrap who say that Amy Pascal will be producing the project.
Silk first appeared in April 2014’s “The Amazing Spider-Man vol. 3 #1” and was created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos.
Her real name is Cindy Moon and she is a high school student who was attending a public exhibition demonstrating the safe handling of nuclear laboratory waste materials, sponsored by the General Techtronics Corporation. When a spider irradiated by a particle accelerator used in the demonstration that bit Peter Parker on the hand, the spider then bit Cindy in her ankle before dying. Cindy’s story was revealed to Peter Parker 13 years later, when he was the hero known as Spider-Man.
The film would be a part of Sony’s Spider-Man universe along with other Marvel Comics properties such as Venom, Silver and Black, Nightwatch and Morbius the Living Vampire. Spike Lee is reportedly eyeing Nightwatch as his next directorial feature. Sony has not commented to the story yet so for now, take this with a grain of salt.