Rumors continue to persist that Cindy Moon aka Silk could make her big Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Avengers: Infinity War. Fans have been buzzing with excitement over Marvel Studios’ 10th-year-anniversary offering with the promise that all pockets of the MCU will collide in one massive production. Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will finally cross paths with the Guardians of the Galaxy, an event initially set-up in this November’s upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, as well as, other newly introduced superheroes like Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange, Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man.
Marvel Studios’ next big ensemble project, their biggest yet, is just seven months away from hitting theaters and we continue to get a steady stream of speculations regarding the highly secretive film. This time, the intel could be huge for Spider-Man’s new lore in the rebooted superhero franchise as one of the characters from his own corner of the MCU could apparently pop up in the epic blockbuster.
A video posted to the official IMDB Twitter [h/t CBR] fuels rumors that Silk could appear in Infinity War. The character, who has already previously appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming as one of Peter’s classmates, is played by Tiffany Espensen. As it turns out, upon checking her IMDb profile, she seems to be signed on for the project where she’s set to reprise her role as Cindy.
For those who are not familiar with her character, more recent Spider-Man comics revealed that Peter was not the only student who was bitten by the radioactive spider, giving Cindy abilities and skills. Introduced in 2014’s Amazing Spider-Man #1, Cindy was also bitten by the same spider, giving her similar powers like those Peter has. However, Spider-Man’s former mentor Ezekiel Sims was able to convince her to go into hiding, telling her that she was in grave danger. It was a decade later that Peter would find out about her during the Original Sin crossover. Since then, she has assumed the identity of Silk and even worked undercover for S.H.I.E.L.D.
Not that we need any additional running subplot or new characters as the film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo is already chock full of superheroes and interwoven storylines. However, should this rumor eventually turn out to be true, it is interesting how it will tie into the overall narrative of the film. More so, what will it mean for the Spider-Man franchise moving forward, wherein Silk is supposed to play a part?
However, before we get too excited at the prospect of seeing Silk on the big screen, it is possible that IMDB’s report isn’t substantiated – so it should be taken with a grain of salt. Still, Avengers: Infinity War could still feature Cindy, but not see her fulfill her comic book origin storyline just yet. Given that she is Peter’s classmate in Midtown High School, her part in Avengers 3 could not be any more than just a short, quick shot of her with him and some of their other classmates before the web-slinging hero is whisked away for his brand new mission. After all, another Homecoming actress, Isabella Amara, who plays another student in the same school, Sally Avril, has also confirmed her involvement in the project. Just like Cindy, Sally’s narrative in the comics is likewise complex and we don’t expect that the Russos will simultaneously flesh out both characters on top of the already massive story that they need to tell in the first place.
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