A couple years back, reports surfaced that Sony Pictures was in development of a Spider-Man spinoff film centered on Silver Sable and Black Cat, tentatively titled Silver & Black. Since then development on the project has been in limbo, with the studio considering breaking off the project, giving both characters their own movie. Since then we haven’t heard anything new since.
While speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, original Silver & Black director Gina Prince-Bythewood shared that there are talks of the project moving to Disney Plus.
“I really love that project, and I do hope it can still happen in some way. It keeps going through different thoughts. First, it was going to be the two of them, and then the decision was made to separate the two. Now, there’s a thought of “Hey, maybe we put it on Disney+ as a limited series,” but I loved it more as a film with the two of them. So, my hope is that one day it can still happen.”
Bythewood’s comments are interesting as we know Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have been working closely together on Spider-Man and his connection to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, however, Sony is developing their own Spider-Man universe, that started with 2018’s Venom, with Morbius and Vemon: Let There Be Carnage both in post-production and set to release next year, though it is unknown if Sony’s universe is officially connected to Marvel Studios universe.
Since Sony owns Spider-Man and his library characters which include Silver Sable and Black Cat, that would mean Sony and Disney would have had to of made some sort of deal to get Silver & Black for Disney Plus. As of now, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home are not included on Disney’s streamer, which is due to streaming rights.
Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures are hard at work on pre-production on the currently untitled third entry in the Tom Holland-led Spider-Man film. Yesterday, the films release date was moved from July 16, 2021, to November 5, 2021.