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On the news that Warners is developing a "Gotham City Sirens" feature, to be directed by David Ayer, comes news that Sony wants to get into the female superhero/anti-hero game, with plans to greenlight a "Black Cat and Silver Sable" feature, spinning off from Marvel's "Spider-Man":
The 'Black Cat' aka 'Felicia Hardy', was created for Marvel Comics by writer Marv Wolfman and illustrator Keith Pollard, debuting in Marvel's "Amazing Spider-Man" #194 (July 1979), as the daughter of a world-renowned cat burglar.
After suffering a traumatic event as a college freshman, she trained herself in various fighting styles and acrobatics and, after deciding to follow in her father's footsteps, adopted her costumed identity as the Black Cat.
Felicia Hardy also appeared in Sony's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2 »
- Michael Stevens
Last week, Sony Pictures handed out a 2018 release date for their new Venom spin-off that will expand the studio's Spider-Man universe, although it will not be connected to Spider-Man: Homecoming. Today we have word that the studio is expanding this universe even further, developing a new spin-off that will feature the popular female characters Silver Sable and the Black Cat. The studio has brought on screenwriter Christopher Yost to write the script, building on a previous script that was originally worked on by Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy.
The Hollywood Reporter doesn't reveal any specific story details, but it does indicate that the studio wants to find a director soon, eyeing a fall production start date. Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal are producing the project, which was previously known as the "secret female spinoff project." While Sony Pictures has a shared rights deal with Marvel Studios for the main Spider-Man character, »
David Crow Mar 23, 2017
As with the revelation last week that a Venom spinoff was back on at Sony Pictures, the studio is still making the best of their Spider-Man license, as it was revealed late Wednesday that a Black Cat and Silver Sable spinoff from the web-head franchise was being turned into a priority by the studio.
Previously, it was unclear how far Sony came in pursuing a Black Cat movie, but now the answer indicates… pretty darn close. Indeed, THR broke that Sony has tapped Christopher Yost to rewrite a previous existing script for the project. Furthermore, the script he is reworking is one turned in by Lisa Joy, who recently co-created a little genre show you might have heard about: Westworld.
This project has apparently been long in the works, »
We have heard that the Spider-Verse is not done growing a lot lately. From the looks of it we are full steam ahead with Spider-Man spin offs.
Late last week we got news that a Venom spin off is still in the works for Sony. whether or not it will actually connect to Spider-Man: Homecoming and the McU still remains to be seen. However it appears now that Venom is not the only Spider-Man character getting their own film. It looks as if we are getting some of the stronger female characters in their own films.
In The Amazing Spider-Man 2 we got introduced to Felicity Jones as Felicia Hardy and as nerds we all got excited for the potential of Black Cat making her feature film debut! Unfortunately nothing materialized from that and we were left in the dark. Until now. Looks like Sony is revving up for a »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (B.C.)
Sony is going all in on Spider-Man, it seems. After announcing a Venom spinoff, which most fans can’t seem to get on board with, the studio has now revealed that they’ll also be producing a Black Cat and Silver Sable movie. Set to feature in a film of their own, the duo will headline a feature penned by Chris Yost, who also wrote Thor: The Dark World.
With a fall start date lined up, Sony will begin the search for a director soon. Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal are on board to produce, but no word yet on who the studio is looking at to get behind the camera. A female filmmaker would be interesting and probably ideal, but who knows which direction Sony is looking to head in with the project. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait too long before things start coming together on this one. »
- Mark Cassidy
In the comic books, Silver Sable is a mercenary who runs a company that hunts war criminals. Black Cat is burglar named Felicia Hardy, who briefly appeared in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” played by Felicity Jones. While both characters exist in Marvel’s “Spider-Man” universe, the Yost-penned film will not be a crossover with the webslinger.
Sony is actively searching for a director for both this and the “Venom” spin-off. The studio recently »
- Justin Kroll
Love him or hate him, Hans Zimmer has quite the presence in the world of cinema. If you're here, reading this, then you've definitely heard his music, whether it be that from Pirates of the Caribbean, Sherlock Holmes, Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Man of Steel, Batman V Superman, and even The Amazing Spider-Man 2. And that's just a sampling of his work! Whew!
Though he's not the only composer to score the music for two different Batman actors -- Elliot Goldenthal wrote the music for Batman Forever starring Val Kilmer and Batman & Robin with George Clooney -- he is the only one to write two completely different scores for separate Batman Universes. Based on the quality of Batman Forever and its sequel, I'm assuming Goldenthal didn't really give character motivation much thought when writing his Batman theme, but Zimmer took it very seriously. Now that he's done with superhero themes forever (or for now. »
- Nick Doll
Author: Zehra Phelan
Hot of the press from Sony Pictures headquarters, and quite frankly completely unexpected, comes the news that finally, after being announced over a year ago, the Venom movie is set for an October 5th 2018 release date, filling the slot nicely that James Wan’s Aquaman has just vacated.
Rumours are currently flying as to who the director may be, and The Mummy and The Amazing Spider-Man director, Alex Kurtzman, looks to be in the lead especially after being announced by box office data providers Exhibitor Relations Co But this is yet to be confirmed by the studio.
— Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) March 16, 2017
- Zehra Phelan
Sony Pictures announces supervillain adventure will hit cinemas in October 2018 but no word on casting
Spider-Man’s nemesis Venom is to appear in his own standalone film, due in cinemas in October next year.
Variety reports that the enemy of Marvel’s web-slinging superhero will be brought to the big screen by Sony Pictures. There’s no word on who will play the sharp-fanged villain, but screenwriters Scott Rosenberg (High Fidelity) and Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) will write the script. The film will be released on 5 October.
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- Gwilym Mumford
Sony Pictures are developing a Venom movie for next summer, according to a report over at Variety. The film will hit the streets fairly late on in the year, and away from the summer on October 5th Stateside, occupying a spot released by James Wan’s Aquaman, which will now debut in December.
The trade reports that the film will probably not take place in the world occupied by current Spider-Man Tom Holland, who stars in this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, and will focus on the character, who we briefly saw in Spider-Man 3 back in 2007.
Here’s a little on the character courtesy of the Villains Wikia.
Venom is a major antagonist in the Spider-Man franchise. He is Spider-Man’s third archenemy. The name has belonged to several different hosts over the years, which means that Venom is indeed the identity of this particular alien Symbiote. The Symbiote named »
- Paul Heath
Earlier today, Sony’s planned Venom movie finally secured a 2018 release date, one that Aquaman originally held before Warner Bros. moved it, but it appears as if reports of The Mummy‘s Alex Kurtzman taking the helm were premature. The Hollywood Reporter has now revealed that he’s not currently attached to the project and that Venom is without a director at the moment.
What the film does have, however, is a fresh set of writers, as the trade reveals that the latest draft of the screenplay by Dante Harper is set to be rewritten by the team of Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner. Both men worked on the upcoming Jumanji reboot together, while Rosenberg’s previous projects have included Con Air and Gone In Sixty Seconds. Pinkner, meanwhile, contributed to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and The Dark Tower.
What most fans are wondering right about now is how this »
- Josh Wilding
Simon Brew Mar 17, 2017
Sony is pressing ahead with a Venom Spider-Man spin-off, and it's 18 months away...
So many questions, so few answers. This summer, Spider-Man gets his latest standalone movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming, but it’s his first as part of the Marvel cinematic universe (after Tom Holland introduced the latest take on the character in Captain America: Civil War).
The new Spider-Man film is a co-production between Sony and Marvel, who will continue to make new Spider-Man movies in conjunction with one another.
But where the planned Spider-Man spin-off movies fit in is as of yet unclear. That said, answers are set to come soon, as the long-mooted Venom film now has a release date. It’s set to land in Us cinemas on October 5th 2018. That means that the film is going to shoot this year, too, and we still don’t know who’s directing it, and who’s starring in it. »
We just learned that Aquaman was pushed back to December 2018, and it appears Sony has jumped on this oppurtunity to release a standalone Venom film during Aquaman's old October release slot, and Venom is now dated for October 5, 2018. The movie will be directed by Alex Kurtzman who wrote The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and is directing The Mummy reboot. I know that some reaction to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was unfavorable, to say the least, but the writing was well done. Perhaps, the execution was the problem.
If you do not know who Venom is, well, I would be highly surprised that you are reading this website. The last time we saw him was in Spider-Man 3, where Topher Grace butchered him with the most unlikely Eddie Brock (the most well known Venom) to ever hit the big screen. Grace was a bad fit, as Eddie Brock is gigantic in the books, »
- Drew Carlton
Just hours after a fan theory surfaced suggesting that upcoming sci-fi thriller Life is actually a Venom origin story, Sony Pictures has set a release date for their Spider-Man spin-off. The movie will hit theaters October 5, 2018, the same date that Aquaman just vacated hours ago. The studio also pushing The Girl in the Spider's Web from October 5, 2018 to October 19, 2018. Sony also announced that Alex Kurtzman will direct the Venom standalone movie.
The news comes from Erc Box Office's Twitter, which arrives just a few weeks after we reported that this Venom movie was getting back on track, with Dante Harper (Edge of Tomorrow, Alien: Covenant) writing the script. That report revealed the project will have no connection to Spider-Man: Homecoming, with the studio hoping to launch their own Spider-Verse franchise after this movie comes out. Alex Kurtzman's involvement is not terribly surprising, since he was originally set to direct »
According to Collider (via Exhibitor Relations), Sony has set an October 5th, 2018 release date for Venom, a film that will focus on the sinister symbiote from space that attaches itself to a human host—most memorably to Eddie Brock in the Marvel comics—creating one of the most powerful and deadly villains in the world of Spider-Man.
In March of 2016, it was revealed that a Venom movie was back in development at Sony with Dante Harper working on a screenplay and Spider-Man producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach backing the project. No updates have been made to confirm if that is still the case.
Back in 2015, Sony made a deal with Disney to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (McU). At this time, »
- Derek Anderson
On the heels of Aquaman‘s release date move – taking the December 21st 2018 spot of the now delayed Avatar 2 – Sony has decided to set the Spider-Man spin-off Venom on Aquaman’s original date of October 5th, giving the symbiote-infected villain his own movie. Scott Rosenberg (Jumanji) and Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) are penning the script.
Sony has spent years trying to get a Venom spin-off made. Before their deal with Marvel, the studio had been planning a huge expansion of their Amazing Spider-Man universe with talks of not only a film based around Venom, but also Sinister Six and even a rumoured film centered on Aunt May. With the addition of Tom Holland as Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sony was apparently still intent on making a Venom film that would be separate to both Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Whether Venom will now be connected to »
- Ricky Church
Venom is heading to the big screen. Spider-Man’s nemesis, sharp of fang, flexible of morals, will get his own adventure, Sony said on Thursday. The spin-off film will swing into theaters on Oct. 5, 2018. Venom is a favorite of comic fans; the alien has long terrorized the web-slinging hero.
To make room, Sony will move “The Girl in the Spider's Web,” Fede Alvarez’s “Dragon Tattoo” reboot from Oct. 5 to Oct. 19. It will face off against “Jungle Book: Origins,” Warner Bros.’ take on the Rudyard Kipling stories, and an untitled film from Blumhouse, the low-budget horror purveyor behind “The Purge” and “Get Out.”
The release shuffle took place hours after Warner Bros. moved “Aquaman” from its Oct. 5 to Dec. 21, 2018. The studio was filling a holiday season hole left by “Avatar 2’s” delays.
- Brent Lang
Earlier today, Warner Bros. decided to move James Wan’s Aquaman from its October 5th, 2018 release date, instead placing it on December 21st of that same year. Seeing an opportunity to strike, Sony has now announced that they’ve snatched up the fall date for their Spider-Man spinoff, Venom.
At the moment, that’s all we have to go on, as no director as been announced as of yet. We’re also unsure of it will have any ties to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though we imagine that it won’t. After all, the studio will probably want to head down an R-rated route after the success of Logan and Deadpool and given the nature of the titular character, that definitely makes sense. Not only that, but the involvement of Amazing Spider-Man »
- Mark Cassidy
Despite having presumably seen what happened in the aftermath of Gigli, By The Sea, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and any number of other films made by real-life couples that broke up shortly after their movie came out, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski apparently have enough confidence in the strength of their relationship that they think they’ll be able to make a movie together and survive unscathed. It’s wild, it’s dangerous, and it’s just the sort of romantic nonsense that you’d expect out of Jim from The Office, so maybe this time it will actually work.
This comes from Variety, which says Krasinski will be writing and directing a supernatural thriller called A Quiet Place, and he’ll also star in it alongside his real-life wife Emily Blunt. We don’t know anything about the plot, but Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes production company are »
- Sam Barsanti
Newcomer Sullivan Jones, Virginia Kull (Gracepoint) and Louis Cancelmi (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) are set as series regulars opposite Jeff Daniels and Tahar Rahim in Hulu's straight-to-series drama based on Lawrence Wright's Pulitzer Prize-winning 9/11 exposé, from Oscar-nominated Dan Futterman (Foxcatcher), Oscar- and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (Going Clear) and Legendary Television. The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and… »
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