The Silver Sable and Black Cat movie director hopes to begin work on casting the film soon. The news that Sony would be moving forward with the spinoff film - which brings two of the most beloved female characters from the Spider-Man comics to the forefront - came as a legitimate shock to many comic book fans and industry insiders too. After all, when Marvel Studios first announced that it would be partnering with Sony to bring Tom Holland's Peter Parker/Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it had been assumed at the time that also meant the end of development on their multiple different Spider-Man spinoff projects.
But it's become increasingly clear over the past few months that, however, will not be the case. And in addition to beginning work again on their now Tom Hardy-led Venom spin-off film, the studio is also working on hard on bringing a spinoff film focusing entirely on Black Cat and Silver Sable, currently titled Black & Silver, to the big screen sometime over the next few years as well.
During a recent interview with Vulture too, Silver & Black director, Gina Prince-Bythewood, revealed that she hopes she can begin working on the casting process for the film sometime soon, with the goals of beginning principal photography on it later this fall:
“I go to bed thinking about it, I wake up thinking about it, and during the day, I have my notebook where I’m jotting down ideas and visuals and music. It’s so up my alley in terms of these two female characters and who they are and what they’re about. It’s the perfect way for me to dive into the Marvel universe, to focus on these two women who I really respect and can’t wait to bring to life.”
Prince-Bythewood joins a growing number of other filmmakers who, coming off the success of one or two successful independent films, has officially transitioned over into the comic book genre. Her comments here ring true also, considering that all of her previous feature films - including Beyond the Lights, The Secret Life of Bees, and Love & Basketball - have all be centered around the lives and actions of their lead female characters. So based solely on her previous work and talents at creating fully-realized, compelling characters, it's hard to think of a filmmaker more worthy of bringing Black & Silver to the big screen than Gina Prince-Bythewood.
The filmmaker also recently revealed that she didn't waste much time asking for advice from Patty Jenkins, who's work on Wonder Woman has brought Jenkins an unending stream of praise from both fans and even actors and filmmakers within the entertainment industry. So even though the connection between Black & Silver and the Marvel Cinematic Universe remains strangely ambiguous right now, it doesn't look like that may affect the actual quality of Black & Silver in the end, with a talented and skilled filmmaker at the helm, and some hopefully strong actresses signing on to it over the next few months. That is, if Sony is able to keep from meddling with the creative vision of it too much like they did with The Amazing Spider-Man films, anyway.
- Venom (2018) release date: Oct 05, 2018