Shortly after announcing that Sony will be making a movie on Spider-Man’s longtime nemesis, Venom, it has now been reported that another spin-off is also in the works.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, this “secret female spin-off project” will centre on 2 popular supporting female characters from the “Spider-Man” universe. They are Black Cat and Silver Sable, both adversaries and allies of Peter Parker over the years.
Black Cat a.k.a. Felicia Hardy, is an acrobatic cat burglar (think: Catwoman) who has a long and tangled romantic history with the web crawler in the comics. Created by Marv Wolfman and artist Keith Pollard, Black Cat made her debut in The Amazing Spider-Man #194 in July 1979. Felicity Jones briefly appeared as Felicia Hardy in 2014’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” but no connection to Black Cat was made known.
Silver Sable a.k.a. Silver Sablinova, is a mercenary who leads a group known as the Wild Pack. They are trained soldiers who specialises in in hunting down war criminals. Created by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz in Amazing Spider-Man #265 in June 1985, Silver Sable has both an ally and enemy to Spider-Man.
It’ll be interesting to see how Black Cat and Silver Sable join forces in the spin-off. Screenwriter Christopher Yost, who help penned Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok“, is writing the script.
Just like “Venom”, this “Spider-Man” spin-off won’t be connected to “Spider-Man: Homecoming” or the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“Silver & Black” will be released on 8th February, 2019.