Silver & Black hits a stumbling block again as production on Spider-Man spinoff is delayed until 2019
While the success of Marvel movies rages on, Sony on the side has been churning out its own share of superhero sagas, based on the franchise's iconic comic book characters. Last year, as part of the deal to feature the Spider-Man in the simultaneously-operating universes, fans were treated to the Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Michael Keaton-starrer 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'.
The stakes are high in 2018 as well with all eyes currently glued to the sci-fi thriller starring Tom Hardy, 'Venom', which hits theaters in October this year. While most fans would expect Sony to continue with its superhero hype machine into next year, there seems to be some lag on part of the franchise, especially with the production of the much-anticipated 'Silver & Black' movie.
Over the weekend, multiple websites reported that production on the Spider-Man less spinoff movie, that instead focusses on the antics of anti-heroines Silver Sable and Black Cat, has been put on the backburner once again. Earlier, it had emerged that the movie would begin filming sometime around late 2018, with the release date slated for February 2019. But the schedule is bound to take a hit now, as production hit a stumbling block again.
Apparently, the reason behind the delays is the scripting of the anti-hero flick, which is currently in the process of multiple re-writes.
"The update is just really pounding out the script. It all starts with the script. You gotta have a great script so we want to make sure that's right before we jump in," shared Gina Price-Bythewood, who has been linked with the 'Silver & Black' project in the director's role. Other than the Sony-Marvel spin-off, the Price-Bythewood is also involved with another superhero project at the moment, the Freeform adaptation of Marvel's 'Cloak & Dagger'.
While the continuous delays in 'Silver & Black' production might be a matter of concern for fans who are eagerly looking forward to seeing the web-slinging superhero's nemesis-turned-allies on the big screen, Sony's interest in the project is far from over. In fact, it all boils down to the script as of now - and with Christopher Yost, the writer who was worked on several of Marvel movies including 'Thor: the Dark World' and 'Thor: Ragnarok', in charge of the draft of yet another Marvel product, 'Silver & Black', one might as well ensure the delays.
'Silver & Black' asides, Sony is gearing up with other iconic Marvel adaptations as well - like 'Venom', 'Mysterio', 'Morbius' the Living Vampire, and 'Nightwatch' - and it's just a matter of time before the studios' joint collaboration spins more worthy cinematic universes for fans' viewing pleasure.