Despite the fact that Sony has decided to confound us all by building a cinematic universe of their own comprised of Spider-Man’s supporting characters that doesn’t seem to actually be inhabited by the icon himself, it’s very hard not to look forward to a movie starring Black Cat and Silver Sable, even if it could use a better title than Silver & Black. Well, the film is bound to have more than a few detractors, regardless, but you can’t help being the slightest bit curious.
That being said, it looks like the studio won’t waste much time broadening this strange universe after Venom hits theaters on October 5, 2018. As it turns out, Exhibitor Relations states that Felicia Hardy and Silver Sablinova (yes, one of the titular characters’ names is actually that uninspired) will storm multiplexes on February 8, 2019 in what is already being called Marvel’s answer to Thelma & Louise.
On the one hand, this isn’t a bad move by Sony when you consider that February is a decent time to roll out movies focused on characters the public may not be largely familiar with, and would otherwise be trounced by summertime competition. Suffice it to say, it certainly worked for both Daredevil and Deadpool in the past. And before you snicker regarding the former, do note that it fared quite well in its opening weekend.
But on the other, Silver & Black will face some serious competition that very weekend in the form of The LEGO Movie 2, which will no doubt draw more than a few families looking to have a good time at the movies. Still, it’ll beat Captain Marvel to the punch by a full month, making it the first superhero flick (for now) to arrive in what’s sure to be a stacked 2019.
Source: Exhibitor Relations