Sony Pictures once planned to release Silver & Black, a movie that would have paired up Silver Sable and Black Cat for an adventure featuring Spider-Man villains like Scorpion, Tarantula, Chameleon, and even the Green Goblin.
The Old Guard‘s Gina Prince-Bythewood had signed up to direct the movie, only for the project to ultimately fall apart. Sony then pivoted to two individual solo projects for Silver & Black‘s leads, though it’s unclear whether the plan was still for the two heroes to join forces down the line.
Lindsey Beer was among the writers attached to the Silver Sable movie for a time, and she elaborated on the extent of her involvement during a recent conversation with us about her work on Pet Sematary: Bloodlines.
We’ll be bringing you our full conversation early next week, but while we had Lindsey on the phone, we asked about her contributions to the Marvel movie and why she thinks it’s failed to materialise.
“Yeah, you know…that was hard to speak to because that was a different kind of assignment,” the filmmaker explains. “It was what we call a weekly in Hollywood where you’re just brought on for a couple of weeks to do some work on something.”
“I don’t have a tonne of insights into what became of that project or what the problem was,” Beer added. “I wish I could speak more to it, but I agree with you. It has such potential.”
The majority of comic book fans would rather see characters like Silver Sable and Black Cat share the screen with Spider-Man, something which doesn’t appear to be the plan for Sony’s standalone Marvel Universe.
Silver Sable is, however, one of only a handful of characters who could go on adventures without crossing paths with the wall-crawler, so we’ll see what happens. For now, we have the likes of Madame Web, Kraven the Hunter, and Venom 3 to look forward to.
In 1969, young Jud Crandall dreams of leaving his hometown behind, but soon discovers sinister secrets buried within and is forced to confront a dark family history that forever binds him to Ludlow. Banding together, Jud and his childhood friends must fight an ancient evil that has gripped the town since its founding, and once unearthed has the power to destroy everything in its path.
Find out why sometimes dead is better when the terrifying prequel Pet Sematary: Bloodlines arrives to buy on Digital December 5, 2023 and debuts on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD December 19 from Paramount Home Entertainment.