Over the past few months, we have been getting a lot of news regarding the cast for the highly anticipated Spider-Man: Homecoming. It was just recently revealed, for example, that actor Micheal Chernus will be playing the role of the Tinker in the film. This announcement came after speculation that actor Logan Marshall-Green, who joined the project back in June, would be playing that role. And just last night, The Wrap posted an article stating that Zendaya, who up until this point we all believed was playing the role of Michelle, was actually playing the iconic Mary Jane Watson. Due to an overload of fan questions centered that reveal, Atlanta Filming tweeted out the casting call sheet below. (Note: The tweet has since been removed.)
Eagle-eyed Spider-Man fans probably noticed that actress Tiffany Espensen was listed as playing a character named Cindy. Why is this interesting? Because there’s another web-slinger named Cindy Moon – aka Silk – in the comics. To add to the speculation, a fan over on Reddit noticed that Tiffany recently started to follow former Silk comic book writer Robbie Thompson and creator Humberto Ramos on Twitter.
Let’s not forget Silk has a comic origin story that is similar to the title character. In fact, she was bitten by the same radioactive spider as Peter Parker.
Could it be that Spider-Man: Homecoming will be introducing Silk to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? One can only hope. However, it’s worth noting that with such a large cast, should Espensen, in fact, be playing none other than Cindy Moon, it’s more than likely she won’t suit up in Homecoming. What do you think? Do you believe there’s a connection here? Sound off in the comments below!
Spider-Man: Homecoming will hit theaters on July 7th, 2017.