Running almost next to the MCU, Sony is working on its very own Marvel universe, which is initially linked to the “Spider-Man” films “Homecoming” and “Far From Home” with Tom Holland, but not (yet!) Directly and explicitly connected is. In addition to films such as “Venom”, the sequel “Venom 2” to follow soon, or “Morbius”, which will start on March 18, 2021, the move into series production has been planned for some time. It is now imminent.
As the industry magazines Deadline and Variety unanimously report, Sony Pictures TV is planning a series adaptation of the comic series “Silk”. The focus is on Cindy Moon, a classmate of Peter Parker’s, who is also bitten by a radioactive spider and develops powers very similar to Spider-Man.
are there specific plans at Sony Pictures TV for a series adaptation of the comic series “Silk”
Already at the beginning of 2018 there were plans for a possible “Silk” movie that will probably not be followed for the time being. In addition, there was also a plan to place the character very prominently in “Spider-Women”, an animation film spin-off for “Spider-Man: A New Universe”. It is currently unknown whether this will be pursued further.
Sony Pictures TV is said to have commissioned Lauren Moon to implement the “Silk” series. The author not only happens to share the surname with the main character, but is also, like them, an American with Korean roots. Above all, it is best known to Sony Pictures TV. She worked for the company a.o. on the series “Atypical” which can be seen on Netflix.
In addition to Moon, “The LEGO Movie” and “Spider-Man: A New Universe” makers Phil Lord and Chris Miller are on board. As producers, you should not only be responsible for this series, but also launch a whole series of possible upcoming series that are located in this universe. Amy Pascal is also there as a producer, as she oversees the entire Sony Spider-Man universe.
but rather launch a whole series of possible upcoming series that are located in this universe.
Anyone who is very familiar with the Marvel Universe will know that Cindy Moon has already performed there. She was played by Tiffany Espensen in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Avengers: Infinity War”.
It is not yet known if she will take on the role again, which would be a very clear connection between Sony’s universe and the Marvel MCU itself. Since the role has only been small so far, it is just as conceivable that there will be a replacement.
Although Sony Pictures TV recently had a very close relationship with Netflix and, for example, just brought the “Cobra Kai” series originally produced for YouTube there after being offered to several streaming services, the new “Silk” series, as well as possible other series, will be launched on End on Amazon Prime Video. Corresponding discussions that Amazon will not only take over “Silk”, but also other comic series, are ongoing according to information from Variety and Deadline.
the new “Silk” series, as well as possible other series, should end up on Amazon Prime Video.
Deadline points out, however, that the rights situation around Sony’s power of disposal over the many secondary characters from the “Spider-Man” comics is very complicated, as there are various rights for different platforms. Therefore, it is even expected that the series must first run on a classic TV station, at least in the USA, before Amazon can show it.
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What is certain, however, is that Sony and Amazon Prime Video have big plans for a collaboration and want to come to an agreement on an entire package. As a comparison, the then revolutionary Netflix-Marvel deal around the “Defenders” is used, which included four individual series with several seasons about the heroes Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Co Fmovies. as well as a crossover.
What is certain, however, is that Sony and Amazon Prime Video have big plans for a collaboration and want to come to an agreement on an entire package.