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Korean-American superhero Silk in talks for solo movie

/ 07:08 PM June 26, 2018

“Silk” issue no. 11. Image: Marvel

Marvel fans may finally get to see an Asian-American superhero—and a girl, at that—in her own solo movie.

Deadline reports that Sony and producer Amy Pascal are developing a movie based on the comic “Silk.” The comic features a Korean-American girl named Cindy Moon, who is bitten by the same radioactive spider as Peter Parker.

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She gains similar abilities, but has a different set of powers, such as a stronger Spider-Sense and organic webs, which come from her fingers—in the movie, Peter requires a web-shooting device.

“Spider-Man: Homecoming,” which Pascal also produced, already features a Cindy Moon as Parker’s classmate, played by Tiffany Espensen. She also appeared briefly in “Avengers: Infinity War” while Peter was in a school bus.

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The actress has shared news articles of the potential movie on her social media accounts, perhaps indicating that she will play the lead role.

Pascal has produced female-led movies in Sony-based Pascal Pictures, including “Ghostbusters,” “The Post” and the upcoming “The Girl in the Spider’s Web.” She is also behind Spider Man spinoffs “Venom” and “Silver & Black,” which is based on two female characters, Silver Sable and Black Cat. 

Sony has yet to confirm the movie.  Niña V. Guno /ra

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