Spider-Man Spinoff Silver & Black Dropped From Sony's Schedule

Following delays attributed to the script, Sony Pictures' planned Silver and Black movie has slipped from the studio's calendar.

Intended as the second feature in a Spider-Man cinematic universe, following Tom Hardy's Venom, Silver and Black was originally targeted for release on Feb. 8, 2019. It's now listed as "undated."

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Featuring longtime Spider-Man supporting players Silver Sable and Black Cat, the film appeared to be moving at an accelerated pace, adding director Gina Prince-Bythewood in May 2017, and receiving a release date three months later. Although it was originally expected to begin production this spring, Sony slammed the brakes in February, purportedly so work could continue on the script.

Prince-Bythewood confirmed earlier this week that the focus remained on the script. “It all starts with the script," she said. "You gotta have a great script so we want to make sure that’s right before we jump in.”

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The script has already passed through the hands of several writers, including Prince-Bythewood (Cloak & Dagger), Chris Yost (Thor: Ragnarok), Lisa Joy (Westworld), Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider) and Lindsey Beer (Chaos Walking).

Sony has long sought to expand its Spider-Man franchise, but Venom, set for release in October, is the first spinoff to materialize. The studio is also believed to be planning movies featuring such foes as Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio.

(via Exhibitor Relations)

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