If you’re a fan of interesting rumors, then you may enjoy this one regarding Sony’s plan post-Silver and Black, the film pairing Spider-Man supporting characters Black Cat and Silver Sable: bringing together an ensemble cast of heroes for the female version of Marvel Comics‘ Spider-Verse event.
Citing an unnamed source, Splash Report reports Sony is keeping a close eye on Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman for inspiration on building its own shared superhero universe. That source contends Silver and Black is meant to be the setup for an all-female Spider-Verse ensemble movie. Silver and Black would end with Silver Sable stepping into the Nick Fury role of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to recruit Black Cat, Jessica Drew (Spider-Woman), Charlotte Witter (Stunner), Sarah Ehret (Jackpot) and Cassie St. Commons (Dusk).
One potential monkey wrench for this rumor is the inclusion of Jessica Drew, who’s traditionally an Avengers character, which would seem to make her part of the Marvel Studios stable of properties. It’s worth pointing out, however, that Spider-Woman has participated in more Spider-centric comics storylines recently, including Spider-Verse and another all-female event Spider-Women. In the end, though, it’s difficult to tell which studio holds the film rights to particular superheroes.
Another rumor from Splash Report involves plot details for Silver and Black, involving such classic Spider-Man foes as Chameleon, Scorpion, Tarantula, Tombstone and Kraven the Hunter. Two names that stand out the most are Jessica Drew — which would make sense if she is set to star in a spinoff — and Spider-Man arch-nemesis Norman Osborn. Of course, both of those rumors should be taken with the largest grain of salt.
Introduced in 1979 by Marv Wolfman and Keith Pollard’s in The Amazing Spider-Man #194, Black Cat has long been a staple of Spider-Man’s corner of the Marvel Universe. Despite her being a thief, Felicia has maintained a rather flirty relationship with Spider-Man, and the two even dated off-and-on. More recently, however, she has turned against him; due to his “betrayal” in Superior Spider-Man, Felicia took a hard line against Spidey and formed her own crime ring.
Silver Sable isn’t quite as well known as Black Cat, but has existed in Spider-Man’s world for almost as long. Introduced in 1985 by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz in The Amazing Spider-Man #265 , she’s worked with the wall-crawler on multiple occasions. Because she is a mercenary, though, she has faced off against Peter Parker just as much as she’s helped him. In addition to being an accomplished martial artist, Sable runs a company that targets war criminals.