Following the news earlier this year that Sony Pictures were developing Venom, the studio quickly moved to announce a Silver Sable and Black Cat team-up picture. And now, that film – titled simply Silver and Black – has been given an official release date.
As per Sony, Silver and Black has been booked in for a February 8th, 2019 release; a date that will see it open against The LEGO Movie 2. At this stage, there’s been no casting news whatsoever, but we do know that The Secret Life of Bees’ Gina Prince-Bythewood is on directing duties, with a script in place from Thor: The Dark World’s Chris Yost. The plan is for production to begin later this year.
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.
As for the aforementioned Venom, that film has Tom Hardy in the titular role, with Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer to direct for an October 2018 release. Both Venom and Silver and Black will exist in the shared cinematic universe; a universe that is different from the Marvel Cinematic Universe but that may well end up having Tom Holland’s Spider-Man dropped into it down the line. Elsewhere, there’s currently talks of solo movies for both Mysterio and Kraven the Hunter in this same cinematic realm.
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