'Spider-Man' Spin-Off 'Silver and Black' in Development Hell

The female-driven superhero movie is reportedly stuck in development while director Gina Prince-Bythewood hops on another project.

AceShowbiz - "Spider-Man" spin-off "Silver and Black" is no longer expected to start production in 2018. The project was originally set to hit theaters in February next year, but according to Omega Underground, the project hits a snag during its development at Sony's studio. With that being said, the female-driven movie production is delayed until 2019.

Gina Prince-Bythewood remains on the director's seat for the spin-off film, but she has signed on to helm another project based on Greg Rucka and artist Leandro Fernandeznamely's comic entitled "The Old Guard". While the untitled Silver Sable and the Black Cat project is stuck in development, "The Old Guard" is moving on faster towards the production.

Prince-Bythewood previously revealed that the creative team was still working on "Silver and Black" script and that she wanted the script to be good. "With 'Silver and Black', when you're doing a film of that magnitude, it's gotta be right. And if it's not right, we actually collectively decided to go back to the drawing board and start over," the director stated during press event for Marvel's series "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger".

"That's gonna take time. So obviously, I'd love to be shooting right now, but to be shooting something that I know is not as good as it can be, I'm not the type that wants to shoot something you're rewriting, as you're shooting," she continued. "So, we have to get the script right, and I'm okay to wait. I may be shooting something before that, but it really is just get the script right before we go on that journey."

The "Beyond the Lights" director then opened up about the difference between directing Marvel's movie and TV series. "I guess I would say, on the film side, everything is magnified. It's a lot of money," she said. "That's why, if you're gonna spend that much money, let's make sure that we're telling a good story. There's more voices and more money, and it's just a bigger sandbox."

Silver and Black are Silver Sable a.k.a. mercenary Silver Sablinova who hunts war criminals, and Black Cat a.k.a. Felicia Hardy who is an acrobatic cat burglar. The project was meant to be a spin-off to "The Amazing Spider-Man", but it will now be a standalone film to expand Spider-Man's Universe.

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