Looks like another new female superhero may be getting its very own movie adaptation very soon.
Sony and producer Amy Pascal are currently in the early stages of developing a movie adaptation of the Marvel comic book series based on the superhero “Silk”, a character created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos, who first appeared in “The Amazing Spider-Man vol. 3 #1”.
The superheroine is the alter ego of Korean-American high school student Cindy Moon, who was bit by the same radioactive spider that turned Peter Parker into Spider-Man.
Her superpowers are similar to Spider-Man; she has eidetic memory, can shoot webs out of her fingertips (instead of wrist like Peter), possesses Silk Sense (an advanced version of Spider Sense), has superhuman speed (faster than Peter) and strength (but not as strong as Peter).
Cindy even goes to the same school as Peter, in fact, she has already appeared briefly on the silver screen twice. Tiffany Espensen played the character in “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. She is a member of the decathlon team alongside Peter Parker.
Espensen reprised her role in “Avengers: Infinity War” during the brief scene on the bus.
Though the character has appeared twice in two Marvel films, she has yet to show her super-powered alter-ego on the big screen, but her repeated inclusion in the Marvel Cinematic Universe may indicate that the studio has already planned to let Espensen portray Silk in her own solo film.
Details on the movie are scarce, but should the project goes on, the film would be another major push for diversity and inclusivity in the superhero and blockbuster films.
Amy Pascal is known for her strong female-led features such as the “Ghostbusters” reboot, “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”, and “Barbie”.
She is also well-acquainted with the “Spider-Man” property, as she also produced “Spider-Man: Homecoming”, “Venom” and also “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”.