Sony have pulled their female-led superhero movie Silver and Black from their release calendar. Originally slated for February 8, 2019, delays to find the right script have seemingly sidelined the film’s production indefinitely.
Director Gina Prince-Bythewood provided an update during a press event for the Freeform series Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger (which Prince-Bythewood directed the pilot episode of), revealing the project has yet to move past the script development stage ,
Several writers have already made attempts at the script. The latest draft comes from Captain Marvel scribe Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Chaos Walking scribe Lindsey Beer this past February.
Originally following on the heels of Tom Hardy’s Venom, Silver and Black would have been the second film to expand Sony’s Spidey-less Spider-Man Universe, teaming up the mercenary Silver Sable with cat burglar Black Cat.
Although this delay is an inconvenience to Sony’s shared universe, they’re hard at work on two other non-Spider-Man superhero movies Nightwatch and Morbius the Living Vampire.
Venom hits theaters October 5, 2018.
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