Sony’s live-action Spider-Verse is about to venture into episodic territory.
Ash vs. Evil Dead co-creator and Watchmen and Leftovers executive producer Tom spezialy is set to act as Sony’s live-action Marvel series showrunner Silk, as part of its overall deal with Amazon Studios, according to a report from Deadline. As the only one of the “Big Five” studios that does not operate an in-house streaming service, Sony is forced to do things the old-fashioned way and negotiate deals with external parites, and Silk Looks like this could be the first episodic effort in the company’s shared superhero universe.
Atypical writer Lauren Moon wrote the comic book adaptation and will also serve as an executive producer alongside Phil Lord and Christophe miller, who have been tasked with overseeing the expansion of Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters both live and animated television, while Spider-Man steward and Sony veteran Amy pascal is also on board.
Silk is the alter ego of Cindy Moon, who only debuted in April 2014, but has already become a fan favorite of Marvel Comics. An interesting note is that the role has already been played by Tiffany espensen in Kevin feige‘s Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the actress making a cameo appearance in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Avengers: Infinity War. Sony’s first trailer Morbius presented a surprise cameo from Michael keaton‘s Adrian Toomes, so there is a precedent for actors crossing the MCU / SPUMC divide, although there is every chance the game will be recast.
The SPUMC may only have one film yet, but Silk is just the latest addition to an increasingly busy slate. Andy Serkis‘ Venom: let there be carnage will bring Tom hardyby Eddie Brock returning to our screens in September, with Jared leto with the anti-hero title in January 2022 Morbius, while Aaron Taylor Johnson has recently been in the spotlight JC Chandor‘s Kraven the hunter, and that’s without even mentioning the mystery project that is working on Olivia wilde, which may or may not be Spider woman.
Sony’s unique arrangement with Marvel that allows Tom Hollland to play Spider-Man under the Disney umbrella clearly hasn’t affected the studio’s ambitious plans to launch their own interconnected mythology, with the news that Silk landed a showrunner reporting that plans for episodic TV are going full steam ahead.
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Including a ten minute version of “All Too Well”.
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