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.