With the production for "Avengers: Infinity War" in full swing, rumors about its plot and cast are already swirling around. Just this week, a new rumor about the movie came out, claiming that it would introduce Silk to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In the MCU, Silk is the alter ego of Cindy Moon, who first appeared in one of the scenes in the 2014 movie "The Amazing Spider-Man." In the movie, Cindy Moon was revealed to have been bitten by the same radioactive spider that had bitten Peter and transformed him into Spider-Man.
However, unlike Peter who quickly embraced his new persona and turned to fighting crime, Cindy kept her existence a secret for years, locking herself away in a vault before eventually branching out on her own as a superhero and joining Mockingbird as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.
Rumors about Silk being introduced in "Avengers: Infinity War" started when a Twitter post from the official account of IMDb went live, featuring a video that looked over the resume of actress Tiffany Espensen. In it, viewers saw her role in "The Amazing Spider-Man" as one of Peter's classmates, Cindy. Because of this, fans were quick to link Espensen to Cindy Moon and to assume that she might be introduced as Silk in "Avengers: Infinity War."
What added fuel to the fire was when IMDb asked fans if the name Cindy Moon actually rang a bell. According to the post, the actress' online filmography had to be updated since Espensen would have a small role in the next "Avengers" movie, which the website did not specify.
Film writer Robbie Thompson, who happens to be the writer of Marvel's Silk run, retweeted IMDb's post, fanning speculations that the female superhero will indeed appear in the upcoming movie.
"Avengers: Infinity War" is already in post-production and will release in theaters on May 3, 2018.