‘Sony’s Marvel title Silver & Black isn’t moving forward, but will be split up into two separate movies. The original movie was to revolve around Silver Sable, the boss of a war criminal bounty org, and burglar Black Cat. The first title will likely be Black Cat.
It is also expected that Gina Prince-Bythewood, the writer and director of Silver & Black, will depart, but still produce the separate films. If she leaves, the studio will reportedly hire another female director. Sony has access to 900 Marvel characters, and its intent is to grow canons and franchises. Other Sony Marvel properties in the mix are Daniel Espinosa-helming Morbius with Jared Leto starring as the lead vampire and Spider-Man villain, plus projects like Silk, Jackpot and Nightwatch with the studio looking to hire screenwriters for those titles.
The expansion of the Spider-Man universe, outside of Homecoming and without Disney/Marvel’s Kevin Feige, hinges on the opening of bad webslinger Venom during the first weekend of October. That pic, which just underwent reshoots in California, is expected to maintain a hard PG-13 rating.
Variety had the news first today on Sony’s Spider-Man-verse plans moving forward.’