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Sony are planning a Silver Sable and Black Cat movie… which will be in the same universe as their Venom movie

March 24th, 2017 by George White Comments

Despite losing their major character, that would be Spider-man, Sony’s Spider-Man Cinematic Universe is getting bigger.

Already starting work on a potentially pointless spinoff focusing on Spidey villain Venom (here), Sony are now developing a new feature project, a potentially pointless spinoff centred on female heroes Silver Sable and The Black Cat.

Thor: Ragnarok scribe Chris Yost is rewriting a script by Lisa Joy, one of the showrunners on HBO’s Westworld and Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal will produce what has been, until now, known merely as “the secret female spinoff project”, and are aiming at a fall start date.

Based not in the MCU, but on Sony’s previous Spidey efforts, it is not known if Felicity Jones, who portrayed Black Cat’s civilian identity, Felicia Hardy in the Amazing Spider-Man 2 will return. The character was previously in Sam Raimi’s early draft scripts for his Spidey films, but got cut out each time, with Anne Hathaway ironically poised to take on the role before playing the character’s “inspiration”, Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises.

The character has been a staple in the Marvel-verse since 1979, while Silver Sable, a similar femme fatale character created by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz in 1985, is a futuristic mercenary/hunter of war criminals, real name Silver Sablinova (no, really) from the fictional small European state of Symkaria, which in the comics has a fraught relationship with neighbour Latveria. Raised by her Nazi hunter dad, Silver (and yes, she has silver hair, as does Black Cat, come to think of it) leads the Wild Pack team.

How these two will come together we have no idea. Clearly, this is intended as a sort of rival of the proposed Gotham City Sirens, but how will a Spider-verse film without Peter Parker and two prematurely silver-haired lovelies fighting crime work? Like a PG-rated softcore superhero version of the Golden Girls via Cagney and Lacey, perhaps?

Source: THR

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George is 21, lives in Bray, still struggling to find a paying job. He has ambitions of being a mad genius, but is content with his current life - and has been published in SFX, Empire, Fortean Times, Retrogamer magazine, etc. He is still trying to get work as a narrative designer in videogames, and has a few scripts in need of sale, but they're probably a bit sh@#e.