Phil Lord and Chris Miller brought in the hits with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, hailed as one of the best superhero movies of all time. Anticipation is already high for the sequel, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, but fans will be happy to know that the directors seem to be taking a similar hands-on approach with the live-action Spider-Man spin-off: Silk.
While Lord and Miller didn’t direct Into the Spider-Verse, the directing duo did produce the hit film. Many of the duo’s signature elements can also be seen throughout the film, including their quick and witty sense of humor. If Silk can capture that kind of humor and heart it should be one of the better Spider-Man spin-offs, which isn’t saying much since Morbius is one of them.
Silk will be handled with care
In a recent interview, Lord and Miller were asked about the progress of Silk and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. Though the duo didn’t reveal much about Silk, the two promised that the Korean-American’s live-action debut will be “handled with care” will start production sooner rather than later.
"We're developing all that stuff with great care and there's a really exciting start for Silk,” Lord said to Deadline. “It's coming along. There'll be news someday soon."
Lord and Miller are still working on Across the Spider-Verse, which is set for release in 2023, and its sequel Beyond the Spider-Verse, coming out in 2024. There’s a good chance that they will have more time to focus on Silk after that, though it’s worth noting that the duo have other live-action Spider-Man shows in the works.
Who is playing Silk?
Since Silk is going to be a live-action Spider-Man spin-off, many are curious about who they will cast as Korean-American superhero Cindy Moon. Unfortunately, it seems that the casting call is still ongoing, as the duo said they don’t have anyone to play the character yet. When they were asked if they found their Silk, the duo simply said “negative.”
Of course, an actress already exists for a live-action version of Cindy Moon: Tiffany Espensen. However, Espensen's Moon is in the mainline Marvel Cinematic Universe. Furthermore, the actress is of Chinese descent, not Korean, and Lord and Miller have expressed a desire to be as accurate as possible to the comics.
It seems that Lord and Miller are keeping Silk close to the vest as most of the information surrounding this Spider-Man project can be summed up as “coming soon.” At the least, this superhero series seems to be in good hands and we’re sure that Sony won’t bog down what these two can do. If Silk is half as good as Into the Spider-Verse, it will be a huge hit.
We're intrigued to see how they handle Silk, given how interesting her story is. For those unaware, Silk was bitten by the same spider that bit Peter Parker. Will there be a crossover?