Silver and Black, the upcoming Spider-Man spinoff that will feature two steaming femme fatales in action, was supposed to begin production in the next two weeks. The word through the grapevine now is that Sony Pictures has halted the project from moving any further.
According to a new report from That Hashtag Show earlier today, the reason for Silver and Black to go on a hiatus has not been disclosed. It is also unknown as for how long production will be delayed.
It is believed that Sony Pictures wants to first settle its business decisions before dropping further money into the project. This matches with earlier reports that the company, under its new chief executive officer Kenichiro Yoshida, is considering to sell its major movie assets much similar to the landmark deal brought to 20th Century Fox by Disney a few months back.
Silver and Black recently enlisted two addition screenwriters for the task of reworking the script just in time for production. This includes Geneva Robertson-Dworet, credited for the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot and Captain Marvel debut; and Lindsey Beer, credited for the upcoming Chaos Walking thriller and Barbie installment.
Silver and Black is slated to open in theaters on February 8, 2019. It will be a standalone adaptation for Black Cat (Felicia Hardy) and Silver Sable (Silver Sablinova) from Marvel Comics.
This will be right after Venom, another Spider-Man spinoff, premieres on October 5, 2018. There is also a live-action adaptation of Morbius, the Living Vampire, that is currently without a release date. The sudden interest in the Spider-Man universe may prompt Sony Pictures to sign off on more projects in the future as well.