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The MCU will introduce their own version of Silk; however, she is years away from appearing.
On the other hand, Sony’s Silk TV series departs from her roots in Spider-Man comic books.
Ever since she made her first comics appearance in 2014, Cindy Moon, a.k.a. Silk, has quickly become a fan-favorite hero.
She evolved into a mainstay of the Spider-Verse.
Furthermore, she gained a massive cult following along the way.
The character debuted in Spider-Man: Homecoming back in 2017.
Tiffany Espensen played her.
She reprised the role in Avengers: Infinity War the following year but she did not appear in Spider-Man: Far From Home. (Her IMDb credits removed “Moon,” for the record.)
Geekosity initially scooped a Silk TV series on May 25, 2020.
Originally, Sony and Disney discussed a Silk show.
However, Sony chose Amazon Prime for a number of reasons.
First, they needed Amazon Prime money.
It’s always financial.
Secondly, Kevin Feige felt the character wasn’t ready for her own series yet; he wanted to wait.
Amazon Prime’s Silk series will not be set in the MCU.
Instead, it’s in a different universe.
That is disappointing to fans, something Sony seems to enjoy doing.
Comic Book Movie revealed certain story details from the upcoming show; they suggest that the character’s origin story will greatly deviate from her comic-book origin.
In the comics, Moon is a classmate of Peter Parker and is bitten by the same radioactive spider that turned him into Spider-Man.
But in this version it’s sounding like she’ll gain her powers in a different way:
Spent time abroad doing field research in remote isolation before returning home to discover her family has disappeared. Her main motivation will be to find them.
MCU Planning Own Version Of Korean-American Superhero Silk
A casting call reveals that the studio is looking for an Korean-American lead actress between the ages of 19-29.
The character is “an indomitable spirit who can’t help but care.”
Moreover, she is “smart, self-assured, funny but trying to please everyone with a predilection for extreme empathy.”
The character will also have “a spine of steel beneath her warm exterior and shouldn’t be crossed.”
The program’s first season is currently aiming to consist of eight episodes with production planned to begin this fall.
In addition, Sony wraps Silk next February.
Whether or not this show will be end up being a hit for Sony or yet another misfire is unknown.
However, the character lives in the MCU.
Insiders said that Marvel Studios’ version of Silk will be closer to the comic books.
They add she’s part of Feige’s long-term plans.
Feige planted the seeds; it’s just a matter of waiting for them to grow.