Despite Venom looking better and better the more footage we see from it, True Believers have some valid complaints whenever they say it makes little sense to release Spider-Man spinoffs that feature absolutely no inclusion of the wall-crawler himself. Likewise, Silver & Black has been approached with such hesitation.
Don’t get me wrong, seeing both Silver Sable and Black Cat – especially the latter – up on the silver screen is long overdue, but I’ve been among the ilk questioning if this team-up flick is the right way to do so. In short, Felicia Hardy is essentially Webhead’s equivalent of Catwoman, so it makes little sense to give her a headlining gig before pairing her with Spidey for at least one film.
Now, this strategy is no doubt a brilliant (?) scheme concocted by Sony to milk one of Marvel’s biggest icons for all he’s worth (please don’t picture that literally), with even the most casual of moviegoers being able to sniff out the truth. Still, the studio is pressing on, even if Silver & Black has been removed from their slate of upcoming movies.
While doing press for the upcoming television series Cloak & Dagger, director Gina Prince-Bythewood, whom I guess is becoming synonymous with Marvel properties featuring ampersands in their titles, spoke with Collider about where the project stands.
Here’s what she had to say:
“With Silver and Black, when you’re doing a film of that magnitude, it’s gotta be right. And if it’s not right, we actually collectively decided to go back to the drawing board and start over. That’s gonna take time. So obviously, I’d love to be shooting right now, but to be shooting something that I know is not as good as it can be, I’m not the type that wants to shoot something you’re rewriting, as you’re shooting. So, we have to get the script right, and I’m okay to wait. I may be shooting something before that, but it really is just get the script right before we go on that journey.”
Well, I guess it really is for the better that the crew behind Silver & Black take their time in getting it right, but that doesn’t scrub any of the concerns listed above. I mean, I’ll still attend a showing if indeed the movie sees the light of day, but we all know by now that situations such as these don’t often pan out that well, so it’s advised that you not hold your breath.