With rumors that Sony has delayed the upcoming Silver & Black, the movie's director confirms the news on social media.
Supposed to be the next in line of Spider-Man spin-off movies for the studio after Venom, the storyline was set to focus on fan-favorites Silver Sable and Black Cat. No casting news was released, but we do know that Cloak & Dagger's Gina Prince-Bythewood is (still) attached to direct.
Taking to Twitter in response to The Hashtag Show's exclusive report on the state of Silver & Black, Prince-Bythewood revealed that she is waiting for the right script before continuing with production:
Still working on the script. All about the script.— Gina Prince-Bythewood (@GPBmadeit) February 24, 2018
With aspirations for another Venom, movies based off the likes of Mysterio and Kraven the Hunter, or even a Sinister Six spin-off, Sony's Villainverse was supposed to be in the darker vein of movies like Deadpool and New Mutants to rival the lighter tone of the MCU.
Given that filming was supposed to begin in Atlanta next month and hit theaters in less than a year, there was already a surprising lack of information surrounding the project before the rumors came into play. While the future for Silver & Black is unclear, Prince-Bythewood isn't completely shutting down hopes that the movie will head into full production.
Just like DC's Batgirl, the future of Silver & Black — as well the various other Sony movies — remains unclear. On the other side, Disney seems to be powering ahead with its plans for Tom Holland Spider-Man. Ultimately, we will have to wait until Ruben Fleischer's Venom fares at the box office to see whether the idea of a separate universe focussing on Spider-Man's villains is really worth Sony's efforts. However, you can't dismiss Prince-Bythewood's intentions of waiting for the script to be right before moving forward. For now, it looks like a case of wait and see.
Originally scheduled to hit theaters on February 8, 2019, Silver and Black will be directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. No additional casting details for the film have been released at this time.