The director of the prospective Sony film Silver and Black says that they are still working on the script.
“The update is just really pounding out the script,” Gina Prince-Bythewood wrote on her Twitter account. “It all starts with the script. You gotta have a great script so we want to make sure that’s right before we jump in.”
Officially the film is set for a February 2019 release, but it would need to at least be in production by this point to make that date; as such, the movie’s schedule remains in flux for now.
So far Prince-Bythewood has a string of small but successful films under her belt, while this Sony film, a spin-off of the Spider-Man franchise, could be her first major film. So far a lot of writers have already been brought on for the project, including Thor: Ragnarok’s Chris Yost, Lisa Joy of Westworld, Geneva Robertson-Dworet of Tomb Raider and Lindsey Beer of Godzilla vs. Kong.
Silver and Black is set to star the mercenary Silver Sable and the thief known as Black Cat, two anti-heroines who are sometimes foes, sometimes allies of Spider-Man in the comics. In this story they will team up in a buddy movie, though not much else is known about the movie’s plot right now.
It is part of Sony’s new strategy to make spin-off films for various Spider-Man characters; two others, Venom and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (starring lesser-known Spider-Man Miles Morales) are due out later this year. Whether or not they succeed will likely determine if this movie is made, as well as the other proposed spin-offs, which include characters like Nightwatch and Morbius the Living Vampire.