While the 2015 deal between Marvel and Sony ensures that Spider-Man will feature in the former’s movies for the time being, Sony is making the most of owning the cinematic rights to Spidey and associated characters. Venom hits theaters in October, and there are movies in the works focusing on Silver Sable, the Black Cat, and Morbius: The Living Vampire. It has now been reported that the character Silk might also get her own film.
According to Deadline, the Silk movie is in “early development” at Sony. Silk is a Korean-American superhero, who’s real name is Cindy Moon. She was created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos, and first appeared in issue one of the relaunched Amazing Spider-Man comic in 2014. Moon was bitten by the same radioactive spider as Peter Parker, but unlike Peter, has more trouble controlling her powers. Moon actually appeared as a character in last year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, although seemingly without powers.
Although Venom arrives in a few months, it is unclear when the next Spidey spin-off will be released. The Silver Sable/Black Cat movie–currently titled Silver and Black— was originally scheduled for release in February 2019. However, it was removed from schedules earlier this year. Director Gina Prince-Bythewood commented on the film’s delay, stating that she was “still working on the script.”
Venom hits theaters on October 4. It stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, who becomes host for the alien symbiote of the title, plus Michelle Williams (The Greatest Showman), Jenny Slate (The Lego Batman Movie), and Woody Harrelson (Solo: A Star Wars Story). Check out the latest Venom trailer here. In addition, Sony’s animated movie Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse releases in December, and you can check out the first trailer here.