Sony's Spider-Man film franchise has taken more steps towards getting bigger. In addition to the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel for 2019, the Venom solo movie for next October and the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, a spinoff film is in the works for villains/antiheroes Silver Sable and Black Cat. The film, currently in pre-production and appropriately titled Silver & Black, has recently been announced to begin filming in Atlanta, Georgia next year.
A specific start date has yet to be announced, but it's likely to begin within the first third of the year. OmegaUnderground, who learned of the film's production location, believes that filming will begin sometime in February.
Venom is expected to wrap production in February (it began some months back), while Homecoming's currently untitled sequel was recently said to begin in June. If Silver & Black is meant to release prior to the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel, then it would make sense for shooting to start in February. Currently, no casting has been revealed for the film, but if the start date is indeed fast approaching, that's definitely sure to change.
Several Marvel alums are involved in Silver & Black's production; Gina Prince-Bythewood, director of the pilot for the upcoming Cloak & Dagger series, is directing the film. Black Panther costume designer Ruth E. Carter will be handling the costumes for the film, and Doctor Strange's Sheena Duggal will handle the film's visual effects.
Atlanta has become a popular location for Marvel Comics-based film shoots, including Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther and Spider-Man: Homecoming.