Sony Pulls Spider-Man Spinoff 'Silver & Black' from Calendar

The studio is said to be searching for a new date for the film, which was previously set for Feb. 8, 2019.

Silver & Black will no longer be hitting theaters Feb. 8, 2019.

Sony has pulled the Spider-Man spinoff from the calendar and is said to be searching for another date for the film.

Silver & Black is to center on the Spider-Man characters Silver Sable and Black Cat and to be directed by The Secret Life of Bees filmmaker Gina Prince-BythewoodNo casting has been made for the characters, so it has been presumed the film would not be ready by February.

. Silver Sable was first introduced in 1985 and was created by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz. She's a mercenary who runs a company that hunts war criminals. Black Cat (real name: Felicia Hardy) is an acrobatic cat burglar created by Marv Wolfman and Dave Cockrum in 1979.

The most recent draft for Silver & Black comes from Lindsey Beer and Geneva Robertson-Dworet. While doing press this week for the Freeform/Marvel series Cloak & Dagger, Prince-Bythewood indicated the Silver & Black team was currently focusing on the script. 

Silver & Black is one of several projects Sony has in the works based on the Spider-Man pool of characters the studio has rights to through a deal with Marvel. Venom, starring Tom Hardy, opens Oct. 5, while other projects are in various stages of development, including Nightwatch (with Spike Lee having expressed interest) and a Morbius the Living Vampire movie.

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