Sony Pictures’ Venom might be on track for it’s October release date, but the film that was seemingly next in line for their Spider-Manless Spider-Man line of films has hit a snag.
Silver and Black, a film to star Spider-Man allies and sometimes foes Black Cat and Silver Sable, in recent months, has seemingly become stuck in development leading to its director Gina Prince-Bythewood leaping onto another comic book property in the meantime. Prince-Bythewood, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter, is signing on to direct Skydance’s adaptation of Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez’s comic book series The Old Guard.
She’s still attached to direct Silver and Black but The Old Guard currently is moving must faster development wise and is hoping to shoot soon for a release later in 2019. The Old Guard deals with a group of immortal soldiers who have long tired of not dying who end up discovering a brand new immortal and have to deal with an evil organization captures proof of their immortality on camera.
While Venom seemed to move forward quickly from the development to actual production stage, Silver and Black is seemingly moving at a slower pace. There are no actors attached to the film yet, with reports that it might be undergoing a rewrite circling around. At the same time, there seems to be movement in regards to another of the projects in this new universe Sony is building as actor Jared Leto and director Daniel Espinosa reportedly have signed on for the studio’s Morbius the Living Vampire film.