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Sony Doubles Down on its Spider-Man Universe with Black Cat and Silver Sable

written by Jordan Cobb May 25, 2017

Sony has been very adamant in its attempts to create a Spider-Man cinematic universe of its own for a good while. While they are sharing Spider-Man with Marvel Studios, that doesn’t mean their plans have stopped. The Venom movie is finally happening, but it looks like Venom will soon have some company.

Sony is also now currently working on Silver & Black, a spinoff film focusing on Spider-Man characters Silver Sable and Black Cat that will be produced by Amy Pascal and Matt Tolmach. The current draft of the script is being worked on by Chris Yost, comic writer and screenwriter for Thor: Ragnarok.

Now for those in the dark, Silver Sable was created back in 1985 by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz and she just happens to be a mercenary in charge of a company that hunts war criminals. She has often been both an antagonist and ally of our friendly neighborhood wall-crawler.

Black Cat however is a little more well-known outside of comic audiences thanks to appearances in various animated shows. Also known as Felicia Hardy, Black Cat made her first appearance in 1979 under the hands of legendary writer Marv Wolfman and Keith Pollard. She is an main fixture in the Spider-Man mythos given her pendulum status as to whenever or not she is a cat burglar or an ally. That and her complicated romantic feelings with Spider-Man on the same level as Batman and Catwoman. She did briefly appear in Amazing Spider-Man 2 played by Rogue One’s Felicity Jones, but you really couldn’t tell at all upon first viewing it.

Though there is a director attached as The Secret Life of Bees director Gina Prince-Bythewood is set to helm the movie.

No release date has yet been set.

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