Spider-Man ‘Silk’ Spinoff Series “Paused” For Retooling; Nicolas Cage In Talks For ‘Spider-Man Noir’ Series

It’s a rough time for Sony and their Spider-Man cinematic universe. Madame Web is out there looking like superhero trash at the moment; Morbius was basically a punchline, and the Venom movies…well, I think they’re overrated but at least they do okay at the box office. And Kraven the Hunter doesn’t look great, either. But remember Sony was also developing a Silk spinoff series for Amazon, based on the Korean-American character introduced in 2014. What’s the status of that, anyway? Well, it ain’t great.

According to The Ankler, Sony has “paused” the entire writer’s room from the Silk: Spider Society spinoff series, although many of the staff have been let go.  Showrunner Angela Kang remains, along with an exec-producer, and the show remains in active development, reportedly to shift focus to a “male-skewing audience.” Not sure that sounds like a very good idea.

Silk is the codename of student Cindy Moon, who was bitten by the same radioactive spider as Peter Parker. The character has actually appeared in multiple MCU movies played by Tiffany Espensen, albeit in very brief cameos: Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, and the extended cut of Spider-Man: No Way Home.

The same report does adding something positive, though, and it’s that Nicolas Cage is in “serious talks” to star in the live-action Spider-Man Noir series which, like Silk, is produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Cage voiced the animated version of the character in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, becoming popular with audiences for his hard-boiled detective persona.


Travis Hopson
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