Sony Pictures is adding another name to its ever-growing list of projects based on Spider-Man's supporting characters.
The studio and producer Amy Pascal (Spider-Man: Homecoming) are now developing Silk, a Spider-Man spinoff film starring Korean-American superheroine Cindy Moon, according to The Wrap. Further details are scarce right now, but the project is the latest in a long line of attempts by Sony to capitalize on the rights to the Spider-Man family of characters.
Moon, like Peter Parker, was a young student who attended a science demonstration one day where an irradiated spider just happened to be present. That spider bit Peter and granted him the amazing abilities that made him Spider-Man, but before it died, it also bit Cindy. Various circumstances, including being hidden away for her own safety, kept Cindy and her powers in the shadows for 13 years, until Peter finally discovered her and learned her story.
Created by writer Dan Slott and artist Humberto Ramos, she first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 3 #1 in April of 2014, and went on to star in two volumes of her own solo series as a spider-powered crime fighter. Like Peter, she has enhanced strength and speed (she's not as strong as he is, but she's faster), and has an even more acute form of Spider Sense that she's dubbed "Silk Sense."
Unlike Peter, though, she can produce her own organic webbing from her fingertips, which she also used to begin crafting her costume. In just four years she's joined characters like Spider-Gwen as a new fan favorite, and she'd add some welcome to diversity to the massive field of developing superhero films, so it makes sense that Sony's looking to give her a shot on the big screen (a student named Cindy, fitting Silk's description but without any apparent powers, appears briefly in Spider-Man: Homecoming as one of Peter's classmates).
Silk joins a slate of Spider-centric Sony films that includes this year's Venom and Into the Spider-Verse, as well as developing projects Silver and Black, Nightwatch, and Morbius the Living Vampire. It's not clear when Sony hopes to get the film off the ground, or how far along development is, but we'll keep you posted as we learn more.