Much like Ruben Fleischer’s Venom movie before it, the Sony-backed Silver and Black spinoff has been engulfed in speculation from the off, as fans attempt to wade through the rumors and hearsay to form a clear idea of what to expect from Gina Prince-Bythewood’s female-fronted project.
For instance, despite some back-and-forth on the matter, both Sony and Marvel Studios have gone on record to confirm that neither film is directly connected to the MCU, and will instead help launch a Marvel Universe that exists on a separate track.
It makes a lot of sense from a logistics standpoint, as it lends Sony the necessary creative freedom to pursue its own interconnected superhero franchise, with early reports claiming Riz Ahmed’s unidentified Venom character may also crop up in Silver and Black. He’s by no means the first actor to be linked with the spinoff (see: Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s Michael Mando), nor is he likely to be the last, as That Hashtag Show has unearthed yet another S&B tidbit that purportedly confirms Norman Osborn for the embryonic spinoff.
We should stress that THS’ report says Osborn will be heard and not seen, as the iconic Spider-Man character is said to “appear” via cameo similar to how Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man incorporated the character of Rajit Ratha a few years back. In doing so, it’ll foster a connection between Silver and Black and the wider Marvel Universe at Sony, while also giving the studio enough time to cast the net in search of their Norman Osborn.
Story-wise, there have been rumblings that Silver Sablinova (Silver Sable) and Felicia Hardy (Black Cat) will be squaring off against Mendel Stromm (AKA Gaunt), who dispatches his minions – namely Tarantula and Scorpion – to capture the wantaway Silver Sable.
It’s still early days, then, but we’ll be bringing you all of the latest developments for Silver and Black as this project begins to fall into place. For now, though, be sure to chime in with your own reactions to That Hashtag Show’s latest allegations via the comments section.
Source: That Hashtag Show