Sony Developing Silver Sable and Black Cat Film With ‘Thor’ Scribe

Silver Sable
Courtesy of Marvel

Following the news that a “Venom” pic is coming next year, Sony is now fast at work on another “Spider-Man”-related film, this time focused on female characters Silver Sable and Black Cat.

Sources confirm to Variety that “Thor: Ragnarok” scribe Chris Yost is penning the script. The previous draft was written by “Westworld” co-creator Lisa Joy.

Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal are producing the project.


Spider-Man in Avengers Infinity War

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Cast Will Include Spider-Man and Chris Pratt

In the comic books, Silver Sable is a mercenary who runs a company that hunts war criminals. Black Cat is burglar named Felicia Hardy, who briefly appeared in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” played by Felicity Jones. While both characters exist in Marvel’s “Spider-Man” universe, the Yost-penned film will not be a crossover with the webslinger.

Sony is actively searching for a director for both this and the “Venom” spin-off. The studio recently receiving a draft on “Venom” with hopes to land a director very soon. “Venom” will swing into theaters on Oct. 5, 2018.

Besides writing the next “Thor” pic, Yost has also dabbled in Marvel’s animated series such as “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” and “Wolverine and “X-Men.” He is repped by Verve.

The next core “Spider-Man” pic, “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” comes out July 7, 2017.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 7

Leave a Reply


Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. whowho says:

    I’m super excited except for the Sony part.

  2. Cass says:

    Sony pics, how far you’ve fallen. Save yourself the bomb, don’t do it.

  3. Ugh says:

    It’s like they’ve learned nothing.

  4. Vasquez1992 says:

    Stupid, stupid Sony.

  5. This feels like Sony is trying to pressure Disney into a Billion Dollar deal…either an outright acquisition of purchasing the rights back.

  6. lou says:

    I suspect this and Venom won’t be made just like that Sinister Six movie Sony was trying to do a couple of years ago.

  7. Mark says:

    Ugh. This is not going to work

More Film News from Variety