Iconic Spider-Verse character to debut in Sony’s new suite of Marvel TV shows

Spider-Man climbs the Washington Monument in Columbia Pictures' SPIDER-MAN: ™: HOMECOMING.
Spider-Man climbs the Washington Monument in Columbia Pictures' SPIDER-MAN: ™: HOMECOMING. /

Now that Sony has obtained the rights to several Marvel characters, the studio intends to launch several series, starting with a Spider-family favourite.

For a long time, the possibility of peripheral Spider-family characters headlining their own live-action properties has been doing the rounds. It looks like Sony might finally be making progress in those plans. Deadline reports the studio is in talks with Amazon to create a ‘suite’ of television shows based on the Marvel characters they own.

This format for creating a mini-universe of shows will follow the formula of Marvel’s scrapped Netflix television shows. Not so long ago, a multi-show-spanning universe was still a novelty, but these have become par for the course now. While 2015’s Daredevil led Marvel’s Netflix suite, the Arrowverse (now The CWVerse) has boldly encompassed series across networks to create a multiverse for fans to enjoy.

As of now, Sony’s plans are still in flux due to the complicated copyright rules that govern the adaptations of Marvel properties.

Which Marvel character will Sony lead with?

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse still featuring Marvel characters Miles Morales, Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker.
Peter Parker (Jake Johnson), Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) and Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) in Sony Pictures Animation’s SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE. /

We have had three versions of Peter Parker on the big screen within the span of fewer than twenty years, but the Spider-family’s vast and often more diverse characters have been all but forgotten by major studios. The success of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse proved that viewers of all ages were craving a heartfelt story featuring a hero who represented a more diverse reality. Looks like Sony is taking a leaf out of that film’s book.

According to Deadline’s report, Sony intends to kick off its television universe with Silk. The character is one of the rare Asian-American female superheroes to feature prominently in Marvel comics and would be one of the first Asian-American women to headline her own live-action comic book properties.

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Silk was the moniker adopted by Cindy Moon, a character who emerged from the events of the Spider-Verse. A character named Cindy, played by Tiffany Espensen, has appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe—Cindy was Peter Parker’s classmate in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Will this character make the leap from the MCU to Sony’s series? Seeing that Tom Holland’s Spider-Man has been given an additional lease on life as an MCU character, the third film in the Spider-Man trilogy could be a bridge between the two studio’s properties.

Silk is often seen to collaborate with frequent Spider-Man villain Black Cat, and perhaps the latter could be the next in line for a show of her own. Rumours of a Black Cat film have been circulating ever since Felicity Jones portrayed the character in a thankless role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. If Sony plays their cards right, many of these fan-favourite Marvel characters could finally make the jump from page to screen.

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