From Venom to Miles Morales, Sony Pictures is hard at work expanding their cinematic Spider-verse to new heights. Most recently, it was announced that they were actively developing a live-action film based on Cindy Moon a.k.a. Silk. Yes, that’s right ladies and gentlemen, a female web-slinger capable of giving the well known Peter Parker a run for his money. Not only that, but she’s also Korean-American; another win for diversity and inclusion in Hollywood.
Cindy Moon’s story is a very complex and emotional rollercoaster. Her character is layered, flawed, and doesn’t always do the right thing. Cindy was a classmate of Peter Parker and was bit by the same radioactive spider that gave Peter his abilities. It’s unclear which aspect of Cindy Moon’s story Sony is trying to tell, but we are anxious to see it fully realized on the big screen.
Before we begin, I have to shoutout Elena who is responsible for these amazing graphics. Show her some love. Now without further ado, here are our choices for a live-action ‘Silk’ film:
Silk is an extremely relentless hero. Her training over the years has made her cunning and resourceful. She may not be as strong as Peter Parker, but she’s faster and has a stronger “Spider-sense”. Piper Curda is an up-and-coming actress who can currently be seen in the Youtube series Youth & Consequences. She is capable of balancing Cindy’s innocence and fierce demeanor.
Ezekiel is Cindy’s protector and trainer. He convinced her family to let him take her away to protect her and help her hone her abilities. He also has Spider-like abilities and although he can be a formidable ally, he sometimes has his own questionable agendas. Will Yun Lee is no stranger to the complex world of superhero movies and his acting ability makes him a great choice for this role.
Dragonclaw has acted as friend and foe to our superheroine, Silk. On the surface, he appears to be the typical villain with insidious intentions but deep down his motivations add an emotional layer to the character that audiences hope for with villains these days. Steven Yeun can bring both charm and gravitas to this character, not to mention the Walking Dead alum is very easy on the eyes.
Albert Sr. and Nari Moon are Cindy’s parents. When Silk was released from her bunker after thirteen years, she went to find her parents and brother but they had gone missing. There is a twist in the comics as to where they ended up and how that influenced their characters, but for now, we’ll just focus on the familial aspect of the story. C.S. Lee and Margaret Cho are veterans in the game and will both add a bit of spice to these characters to make audiences fall in love with them.
Hector is Cindy’s ex-boyfriend from high school. While rebuilding her life and still on the hunt to find her family, they run into each other and become allies. It is later revealed that Hector also has special abilities and goes by the alias Spectro. You may recognize Diego from the Netflix’s On My Block. He’s tough, yet charming–two traits needed to portray a character like Hector.
Morlun is a vampire-like villain who feeds on enhanced people like Spider-Man and Silk. Their abilities make them what are known as “Totems” and these beings are what Morlun feeds on to survive. Cindy being locked away for so long was a precaution against an encounter with him. Clearly, he is dangerous and who better to portray such an intimidating character than Byung Hun Lee. Morlun’s demeanor is almost similar to that of Dracula; charming, regal, deadly. If anyone can play this character, Lee can.
There are many aspects of Cindy Moon’s story that can be told. But no matter what aspect is fully realized on the big screen, each one of these characters plays a huge part in her ever-growing story of survival, self-discovery, and what it means to truly be a hero.
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