Spider-Man Spinoff 'Silver and Black' Gets 2019 Release Date and Plot Details

Saturday, 12 August 2017 - 2:32PM
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Saturday, 12 August 2017 - 2:32PM
Spider-Man Spinoff 'Silver and Black' Gets 2019 Release Date and Plot Details
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Even though Spider-Man: Homecoming was a joint production between Marvel Studios and Sony, the latter studio still has plenty of plans to make their own Spider-Man films, sans Spidey. And if everything goes smoothly (those familiar with Sony's superhero movies will note the big "if"), things are moving along.

According to Deadline, Sony has officially scheduled a release date for their Silver Sable/Black Cat team up movie, now officially dubbed Silver and Black, for February 8, 2019. Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, the movie's now coming out just a few months after Sony's first non-Spidey Marvel movie, the solo Venom film with Tom Hardy.

Sticking the two so close together is an odd decision. Marvel Studios does that with their MCU films, but they have a lot more movies in the works, so either Sony is really pushing to get Venom and Silver and Black out as quickly as possible, or they have even more projects in the pipeline that haven't been officially revealed yet. 

Of course, these dates are still subject to change. While Marvel Studios has gotten their MCU schedule down to a science, Sony's always had some trouble with ambitious ideas that don't pan out - just recently, the Amazing Spider-Man director spoke about the Sinister Six and Amazing Spider-Man 3 movies that Sony cancelled outright, and Sony's been trying to get Venom made for years. Our tone might be different with another studio, but there are some shaky precedents here.

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As for what Silver and Black will be about, some claims are floating around from fairly reputable sources, although nothing as official as Sony's official release date announcement (basically, you've reached the "rumors" half of this article). According to ThatHashtagShow, the Eastern European mercenary Silver Sable will be the actual protagonist, who's hired to track down master thief Black Cat after she stole from "the wrong people".

But more so than that, Sable and her father Ernst Sablinova believe that Black Cat could somehow lead them to the movie's real villain, the robotics-themed scientist Mendel Stromm. Since Stromm has a shady history of experimenting on people in Silver Sable's fictional home country of Symkaria (right by Latveria and Sokovia, Marvel's other fake countries), she has a bone to pick with the obscure Spider-Man villain.

If true, that would make sense for the sort of R-rated superhero thrillers that Sony wants to create. As a cat-and-mouse crime story (pun only half-intended), it would also be a change of pace from Venom, which looks to be a full out horror flick with Carnage involved and with its release date during the Halloween season. So we're getting some variety, which is nice.

We'll likely be learning much more about Silver and Black over the next year as its February 2019 release date draws closer.
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