Avengers: Infinity War: IMDb Fuels Silk Speculation

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Spider-Man character Cindy Moon, aka Silk, may be headed to Avengers: Infinity War. On Twitter, IMDb shared the news that a new credit had been added to Spider-Man: Homecoming actress Tiffany Espensen's filmography: Avengers: Infinity War. She appears to be reprising her role as Cindy, who was briefly seen as a member of Peter Parker's academic decathlon team at Midtown School of Science and Technology.

As fans of Marvel's Spider-Man comics know, the name "Cindy" carries a lot of significance. Introduced in 2014’s Amazing Spider-Man #1, Cindy Moon was a classmate of Peter Parker's who was bitten by the same radioactive spider, which gave her similar spider powers. Shortly after the incident, Cindy was approached by Spider-Man’s one-time ally/mentor Ezekiel Sims, who told Cindy she was in grave danger unless she agreed to hide inside a specially-designed bunker. Cindy remained in that bunker for a decade, until Peter learned of her existence during the Original Sin crossover. Since then, she has become a superhero and worked undercover for S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Of course, Espensen's Avengers: Infinity War credit must be taken with a grain of salt, as IMDb's system allows users to edit pages. However, there's something to be said for the fact that an official IMDb social media account shared this specific update. What's more, Robbie Thompson -- who wrote Marvel Comics' Silk series -- also shared the post on his Twitter.

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If and when Espensen's Cindy turns up in Avengers: Infinity War, it doesn't necessarily mean she will be Silk. After all, she was never shown to be a superhero in her own right during her debut appearance in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Since Spider-Man: Homecoming skipped Peter Parker's origin story, future movies could tackle Cindy's instead. She could also appear in a flash-back or flash-forward, a device that was employed during Avengers: Age of Ultron. We'll just have to wait until Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters next year to know for sure.

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie. The film opens May 4, 2018.

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