Sony producer Amy Pascal reveals that a Black Cat spinoff film is still in development. Felicia Hardy, a.k.a. Black Cat, was first introduced back in 1979. Hardy appeared in Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014, but the character's transformation into the Black Cat was never seen.
A movie featuring Black Cat and Silver Sable was thought to be in development since 2017, but a lot of changes have happened since then. The film was said to be part of Sony's villain universe, which kicked off in 2018 with Tom Hardy's Venom. At one point, Tarantula, Scorpion, and Mendel Stromm were thought to be the villains of the film, with Gina Prince-Bythewood directing, but those plans seem to have fallen through. Instead of a team-up film, Sony decided to give Black Cat and Silver Sable solo films, but there haven't been a lot of updates on either film since then, until now.
In Screen Rant's recent interview with Pascal, she was able to shed a little light on the possibility of a Black Cat movie. When asking her what Spider-Man villain she thinks deserves time on the big screen, Pascal responded, "That’s a good question. I like Black Cat a lot, I think she is a really great character. We had her a little bit in the Amazing [Spider-Man] movie, but she’s kind of that character that we didn’t really turn into the Black Cat yet. I think that’s a really great character". We also asked her about the status of Silver and Black, to which she explained, "We’re still working on that. I think we have plans for that".
Aside from Black Cat and Silver Sable, Sony also has plans for several other Spider-Man movies. The next Spider-Man villain that will get his own movie is Morbius, the Living Vampire. Morbius is being directed by Daniel Espinosa, and will star Jared Leto as Morbius. Movies for the characters Nightwatch, Kraven the Hunter, Jackpot, and Silk are also thought to be in development along with a sequel to Venom. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will also be getting a sequel, with the possibility of a spinoff with all female characters.
While Pascal seemed to indicate that Silver and Black was still happening, it's likely that she just meant that both of the solo movies are still in development. This update comes just a few days after Kevin Feige explained that a Spider-Man and Venom crossover might happen at some point. Pascal previously stated that Venom and Silver and Black would not be part of the MCU, but everyone remembers that interview where she teased at a crossover which resulted in Feige turning into a meme. Pascal's comments in our interview don't necessarily indicate that the characters will join the MCU, but it's always a possibility that Sony and Marvel could strike another deal in the future when it finally comes time for a Black Cat movie.
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019
- Morbius (2020) release date: Jul 31, 2020