In addition, Sony has officially scrapped the female driven Silver & Black film that was supposed to feature the Black Cat, a thief, and Sliver Sable, a ruthless mercenary.
With Spider-Gwen's prominence on the "rise" (wordplay intentional), particularly in Marvel's new kid/girl-friendly Marvel Rising animated series and December's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse from Sony, you have to think the studios have carved out an agreement about just how and how much the newer character can be leveraged, even if Dove Cameron and Hailee Steinfeld aren't on Instagram liking terms.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind "The Lego Movie" and "21 Jump Street", bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that's the first of its kind. Much earlier along in development are movies based on Silk, a female Korean-American superhero named Cindy Moon who also got powers after she was bitten by the same spider that gave Peter Parker his abilities; Jackpot, a mid-forties masked female vigilante (which is a bit rare in the youth-focused superhero market); and Nightwatch, a doctor who stumbles across a costumed man who has died fighting off terrorists and takes his superpowered costume for himself. If all goes well, the Venom film will lead to more Sony Marvel movies.
Sony's upcoming "Spider-Man" spinoff, "Venom", looks pretty dark, but apparently it's not going to lean into that vibe too far: The flick is reportedly no longer aiming for an R rating. We'll just have to see if fans are understanding about the compromise. The previously mentioned Morbius the Living Vampire already has Daniel "Safe House" Espinosa directing Jared Leto as the main character, while Richard Wenk (The Equalizer 1 & 2, The Magnificent Seven) has been tapped to pen the screenplay for a solo Kraven the Hunter movie.
They believe Black Cat can stand on her own and will feature in her own film. Are you excited for what Sony has planned for their Sony's Universe of Marvel Characters? The film was dropped from Sony's release schedule back in June.