Sony Pictures' Spider-Verse Film SILVER & BLACK Has Been Removed From Their Schedule
Looks like Sony Pictures is still trying to figure out their plans for the Marvel Cinematic Spider-Verse they are trying to build... without Spider-Man. The whole thing will launch with Tom Hardy's Venom film and that was supposed to be followed up be a Silver Sable and Black Cat movie called Silver & Black.
Now, according to Exhibitor Relations, Silver & Black has been removed from the studio's release schedule. It was supposed to be released next year on February 8th, 2019.
Sony's SILVER AND BLACK was set for Feb. 8, 2019, but is now listed as the worst date possible...UNDATED.— Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) June 1, 2018
This doesn't mean the film has been canceled, it just means that the studio is still trying to figure out what their game plan is. The script for the film was written by Captain Marvel and Chaos Walking scribes Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Lindsey Beer. Director Gina Prince-Bythewood (Cloak & Dagger, The Secret Life of Bees) is supposed to helm the film. When previously talking about the film she said:
"The update is just really pounding out the script. It all starts with the script. You gotta have a great script so we want to make sure that's right before we jump in."
There have been a lot of rumors and speculation regarding this movie and what the story will entail, you can read up on those here in case you missed them or need a refresher.
Silver Sable is the leader of a band of mercenaries known as the Wild Pack. Black Cat, a.k.a. Felicia Hardy, was previously played by Felicity Jones in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. She's a former cat burglar, who became a crime fighter when she became romantically involved with Spider-Man. Felicia has the ability to instill "bad luck" around others, which comes in handy when she's fighting crime.
On top of Silver & Black and Venom, Sony is also developing a Morbius The Living Vampire film. I'm very curious to see how these films turn out. There's still a little confusion regarding their connection to Spider-Man as we've heard conflicting reports. But, from what I understand, Spider-Man won't be a part of it. That could change somewhere down the line, though.
I'm a little skeptical of these movies, but I do hope that they turn out better than what everyone is expecting!