SILVER SABLE And BLACK CAT Are Officially Advancing At Sony
Sony Pictures is officially tackling properties, Silver Sable and Black Cat for a feature-film production according to THR. Christopher Yost who helped scribe the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok is now penning the script with Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal producing for a hopeful Fall start date.
The news comes more than two-and-a-half years since Sony Pictures first announced the effort to bring a female-centric Spider Man title about. A number of things may have factored into why this probably didn’t take shape almost sooner, notably Sony and Marvel ultimately forging a partnership to reboot Spider-Man for a welcome entry into the MCU which now sees actor Tom Holland in the forthcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Silver Sable (a.k.a. Silver Sablinova) was launched at Marvel in 1985, created by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz. Skilled in weapons, hand-to-hand combat and strategy, she leads the Wild Pack, a group of mercenaries whose m.o. is to hunt down international war crimimals, while her loyalty to Spider-Man in the comics is known to be fleeting.
Sable is a character lesser known in the comics compared to Black Cat, launched in 1971 by Keith Pollard and Marv Wolfman and who shares a deeper, complicated romantic history with the popular wall-crawling hero from Queens. Black Cat (a.k.a. Felicia Hardy) was the daughter of a world-renowned cat burglar and became her alter-ego after surviving a traumatic experience, ultimately forging her prowess in fighting and acrobatics.
Black Cat almost appeared in director Sam Raimi’s initial live-action trilogy before briefly appearing in name in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014 before Sony pulled its future immediate plans at the time.
Sony has also begun advancing efforts for a Venom feature film franchise as of last week. Spider-Man: Homecoming opens on July 7.
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March 23, 2017 @ 5:08 pm
Assuming they do the smart thing and get Marvel's help to get it right, I would recommend that they cast Katheryn Winnick for the part of Silver Sable.
Not only because of her beauty, acting chops and martial arts background, but because she actually of Slavic descent and speaks Ukrainian, which can only be a plus.