Gina Prince-Bythewood to Direct Black Cat/Silver Sable Team-Up

Written by Andrew Pollard Friday, 26 May 2017

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Earlier this year, it was revealed that Sony Pictures was developing a Spider-Verse of movies based around certain supporting players of ol’ Web-head. Now while that world won’t actually feature a Spider-Man right now (we know, we’re still a tad confused by this approach, too), what we do know is that two movies are being developed right now – those being a Tom Hardy-headlined Venom movie and a team-up effort focussing on Silver Sable and Black Cat. And now comes news that said team-up picture has found a director.

As per The Hollywood Reporter, Gina Prince-Bythewood has been brought in to helm the Sable and Cat movie – which has now been titled Silver and Black. Prince-Bythewood is best known for directing the likes of Love and Basketball and The Secret Life of Bees. Thor: The Dark World’s Chris Yost has been working on the script, with Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal producing.

For those not familiar with Black Cat and Silver Sable, both characters have existed in the Marvel comic book world for over 30 years now. Felicia Hardy, aka Black Cat, debuted in 1979 and is essentially Marvel’s spin on Catwoman. A cat burglar who can bring bad luck to people, this villain-cum-antihero has also been romantically involved with Peter Parker at times over the years. Where Silver Sable is concerned, she made her bow back in 1985 and is a badass mercenary who’s behind the Silver Sable International firm. As the leader of the Wild Pack, she has come into the crosshairs of Spidey and the greater Marvel world at times, and is another who just about verges on the right side of the game when it comes to heroes and villains.

Sony developing a Spider-Man-driven world without Spider-Man, and when a Spidey already exists in the MCU, is certainly a questionable move and one that could well confuse casual moviegoers down the line. Still, Sony creating a Spider-Man world away from the MCU means that they don’t have to share their profits for such films with Marvel Studios/Disney, and we all know that the ever-important dollar, dollar is always deemed far more vital than actually doing things sensibly and in a way that the majority of audiences want. But, hey ho, what do we know…

Up next for all things Wall-crawler is Tom Holland’s solo bow as ol’ Web-head when Spider-Man: Homecoming hits the big screen on July 7th. Holland’s Spidey is also confirmed for May 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War. Elsewhere, Venom is pegged for an October 2018 date, while Sony has an animated Spidey movie booked in for a December 21st, 2018 release.


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or those not familiar with Black Cat and Silver Sable, both characters have existed in the Marvel comic book world for over 30 years now. Felicia Hardy, aka Black Cat, debuted in 1979 and is essentially Marvel’s spin on Catwoman. A cat burglar who can bring bad luck to people, this villain-cum-antihero has also been romantically involved with Peter Parker at times over the years. Where Silver Sable is concerned, she made her bow back in 1985 and is a badass mercenary who’s behind the Silver Sable International firm. As the leader of the Wild Pack, she has come into the crosshairs of Spidey and the greater Marvel world at times, and is another who just about verges on the right side of the game when it comes to heroes and villains.

Sony developing a Spider-Man-driven world without Spider-Man, and when a Spidey already exists in the MCU, is certainly a questionable move and one that could well confuse casual moviegoers down the line. Still, Sony creating a Spider-Man world away from the MCU means that they don’t have to share their profits for such films with Marvel Studios/Disney, and we all know that the ever-important dollar, dollar is always deemed far more vital than actually doing things sensibly and in a way that the majority of audiences want. But, hey ho, what do we know…

Up next for all things Wall-crawler is Tom Holland’s solo bow as ol’ Web-head when Spider-Man: Homecoming hits the big screen on July 7th. Holland’s Spidey is also confirmed for May 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War. Elsewhere, Venom is pegged for that aforementioned October 2018 date, while Sony has an animated Spidey movie booked in for a December 21st, 2018 release.


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