Sony is moving forward with an entire Spider-Man universe, minus the Spider-Man himself. It was previously announced that Ruben Fleischer would direct a Venom movie, with Tom Hardy set to star, and now the studio has announced the Black Cat/Silver Sable film also has someone at the helm.
Gina Prince-Bythewood, writer and director of The Secret Life of Bees, will direct the new spin-off. Sony has aptly titled the film, Silver and Black.
The Hollywood Reporter brok the news on Thursday morning, along with some info about the film's writers. Chris Yost (Thor: Ragnarok) and Lisa Joy (Westworld) have done work on the script.
How involved Spider-Man is with the solo project remains to be seen, as Tom Holland's involvement has not been announced yet. He can next be seen in his upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming, which currently has a 4.13 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings.
The cast includes Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr. It also includes Jon Favreau, Martin Starr, Kenneth Choi, Michael Mando, Selenis Leyva, Isabella Amara, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., JJ Totah, and Hannibal Buress.
Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7, 2017, while Venom currently has an October 5, 2018 release date. The Animated Spider-Man Movie debuts on December 21, 2018, and the rumored Silver Sable and Black Cat films have no release windows.
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