In addition to Sony having plans for a whole host of Marvel-driven movies as part of the shared Spider-Verse realm that launched with Tom Hardy’s Venom, now comes word that Sony’s Marvel output is also heading for TV.
Via Deadline, Sony and Amazon are said to be in advanced talks for a collective set of TV shows centred on certain characters often associated with the world of Spider-Man.
In terms of which characters may be a part of this agreement, the only name that looks set in stone right now is Cindy Moon, aka Silk.
Previously, we’ve heard how Sony had plans for a Silk movie, but now it looks like the heroine could instead get her own TV series. Atypical’s Lauren Moon has already been tasked with penning a pilot offering for this Silk show, and this Sony/Amazon deal could end up being similar to what Netflix and Marvel did with Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Punisher.
For those not familiar with the Silk character, Cindy Moon is an American-Korean classmate of Peter Parker’s who just so happened to be bitten by the very same radioactive spider that had a nibble at Peter and gave him his powers. Cindy would actually develop the same powers as Parker, although she wouldn’t make herself known to him until thirteen years down the line.
The character was created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos, debuting in 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man Vol.3 #1. Since then, Cindy Moon has gone on to become a hugely popular figure amongst Marvel Comics fans.
For those wondering why Sony can keep developing their own Marvel projects away from Disney, that’s because Sony Pictures picked up the rights to Spider-Man and his world before Disney’s purchase of Marvel.
As ever, expect more on all of this as we get it.