Spider-Man Spin-Off Movie Silver And Black Has Been Scrapped

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While Spider-Man is now part of Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe, the cinematic rights to the character remain with Sony.

In addition, Sony has officially scrapped the female driven Silver & Black film that was supposed to feature the Black Cat, a thief, and Sliver Sable, a ruthless mercenary.

While Marvel Studios has its Kevin Feige, it's learned Sony doesn't have one specific executive in charge as former head of Sony, Amy Pascal, is producing Spider-Man: Far From Home and Silk; Sony executive Palak Patel played a key role in Venom and is overseeing Morbius, and Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, who were behind the Amazing Spider-Man films, are producing several of the Sony Marvel movies. Variety suggests that, despite early statements that Venom and the cinematic universe it launches will be without Spider-Man, the studio wants to leave the door open for the web-slinger to appear in future movies.

"Marvel and Sony have strengthened their ties in recent years". Marvel Studios is all about quality control, and if it can oversee the creative decisions made on a movie like Homecoming, it's fine including that as part of the MCU.

The PG-13 rating also makes some sense given how popular Venom is with children. But some members of Sony's brain trust believe that the film should push the very limits of PG-13 without crossing over into a higher rating.

All of this remains up in the air, but Sony seems dedicated to the success of their franchise beyond the Venom movie. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will hit theaters on December 14th. It's unlikely Disney would want to extend this relationship even further with more and more movies-ideally they'd want the Spider-Man license back outright, but Sony isn't about to give up its one and only major comic book license.

Moving forward, while Sony is developing a series of disparate Spider-Man comics adaptations, they're not necessarily doing so with the idea of a strictly unified cinematic universe in mind. This also includes the many heroes and villains who have appeared in Spider-Man comics over the years, and there are various spin-off movies on the way, including the upcoming Venom.

If Sony's endgame is introducing more characters in partnership with the MCU like Tom Holland's Peter Parker, this could actually work in their favor.

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