“Silver Sable and Black Cat” Scores A Director

Acclaimed filmmaker Gina Prince-Bythewood (“Love and Basketball,” “Beyond the Lights”) has been set to direct “Silver and Black,” Sony’s upcoming “Spider-Man” offshoot centering on characters Silver Sable and the Black Cat.

In the comics, Silver Sable is a mercenary who runs a company that hunts war criminals. Black Cat is an acrobatic cat burglar whose real name is Felicia Hardy, has a long and tangled romantic history with Spider-Man.

“Westworld” co-creator Lisa Joy penned the script with Chris Yost (“Thor: Ragnarok”) coming onboard to work on the most recent draft. Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal are producing with filming to get underway in the Fall ahead of an October 2018 release.

Like the upcoming “Venom” film, it’s expected that this film will NOT be a part of the Marvel cinematic universe the way July’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” is.

The project marks Prince-Bythewood’s second Marvel work, she is due to direct the pilot for Freeform’s “Cloak & Dagger” TV series based on the Marvel Comics young heroes.

Source: Heat Vision