With all eyes currently on this October’s Tom Hardy-headlined Venom, we’ve now got some news on the next film in Sony Pictures’ shared Spider-Verse of pictures.
If you remember, Venom is the launching point for a shared realm of characters associated with Spider-Man. Whether ol’ Web-head himself turns up in this universe, that’s currently all speculation and rumour for now. What we do know, however, is that Sony are developing a Silver Sable and Black Cat team-up picture, a solo movie for the vampiric Michael Morbius, and then individual outings for both Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio.
Where said Silver Sable and Black Cat team-up effort – titled Silver and Black – is concerned, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Chaos Walking’s Lindsey Beer and Captain Marvel’s Geneva Robertson-Dworet have been brought in to write its screenplay.
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.
To be directed by Love and Basketball’s Gina Prince-Bythewood, Silver and Black is currently set for a February 2019 release.