With Sony going all in with Venom and Silver and Black, their path to creating their own cinematic universe is all coming together. According to ThatHashtagShow, the Eastern European mercenary Silver Sable will be the actual protagonist, who's hired to track down master thief Black Cat after she stole from "the wrong people".
Unlike the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is a Sony/Marvel collaboration and part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Venom and Silver and Black are standalone films produced exclusively by Sony. Gina Prince-Bythewood directs the female-centered film.
But more so than that, Sable and her father Ernst Sablinova believe that Black Cat could somehow lead them to the movie's real villain, the robotics-themed scientist Mendel Stromm.
Prince-Bythewood is best known for directing The Secret Life of Bees and cocreating Fox's TV series Shots Fired, and she recently directed the pilot for Freeform's upcoming Cloak & Dagger TV series. The next installment of "Bad Boys", "Bad Boys For Life" has moved to November 19, 2018. Do you think that Sony is confident in their new spinoffs? The movie has been pushed back several times now, and it's starting to feel like a pipe dream rather than a project that will actually happen. Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin return for the film, directed by Stefano Sollima.
Meanwhile, a few films have been delayed on Sony's release calendar. Now, the studio has set a release date for the film: February 8th, 2019.
Columbia Pictures also confirmed that Anne Hathaway will star in Barbie (news she was in talks for the role broke last month) and has moved the film back a few weeks to August 8, 2018 (it was previously set for June 29, 2018).
Sony's upcoming Silver Sable and Black Cat film has found its director. Unfortunately, they won't have an official new Spider-Man movie to help them, but maybe Venom will work out for them instead.