Sony Pictures’ Marvel adaptation Silver and Black has been set for 2019
Sony Pictures‘ upcoming Spider-Man spinoff film Silver and Black, featuring Silver Sable and Black Cat, has an official release date. Silver and Black, which will be directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Secret Life of Bees), was originally said to be set for release in October of 2018. The comic book adaptation will now officially hit theaters on February 8, 2019. The film will be up against The LEGO Movie 2 that day. There is currently no casting info for the film.
Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal will produce the film, which has a script by Chris Yost (Thor: The Dark World, the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok) and a previous draft by Westworld‘s Lisa Joy-Nolan. Production on the film is gearing up to begin this fall.
Created by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz, Silver Sable made her comic book debut in 1985’s The Amazing Spider-Man #265. Hailing from the fictional European nation Symkaria, Sable is an expertly-trained mercenary whose company, Silver Sable International, funds a team called the Wild Pack. Although the Wild Pack was founded by Sable’s father, she herself becomes its leader.
Black Cat, meanwhile, dates back to 1979’s The Amazing Spider-Man #149. Created by Marv Wolfman and Keith Pollard, Felicia Hardy is an expert burglar who has the ability to manipulate probabilities, effectively bringing bad luck to those around her. Also she was never explicitly referred to as such, Felicity Jones’ The Amazing Spider-Man 2 character was planned as an alternate version of Hardy.
Silver and Black along with the upcoming Venom film, featuring Tom Hardy as the title hero and Ruben Fleischer as director, will be in a separate universe from this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is contained in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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