Original Silver and Black director Gina Prince-Bythewood mentioned that Sony’s Spider-Man spin-off Silver and Black maybe a Disney Plus series instead.
To say the film Silver and Black has been through quite a rollercoaster in its production history is nothing short of an understatement. Initially set for release February 8, 2019, the project – which was supposed to be a dark buddy flick in the vein of Thelma & Louise and Midnight Run – featuring the characters Silver Sable and Black Cat was eventually cancelled.
Sony Pictures then proposed an option of separating the characters into their own standalone films, which its original director – Gina Prince-Bythewood – would produce. However, as revealed byThe Hollywood Reporter, there’s a chance Silver & Black could actually end up as a limited series on Disney Plus instead.
During an interview with Prince-Bythewood celebrating the 20 year anniversary of her classic romantic drama Love & Basketball, the writer/director reflected on her career thus far and her persistence within the industry before Spike Lee gave her a shot. When the subject of Silver & Black came around she replied:
“I really love that project, and I do hope it can still happen in some way. It keeps going through different thoughts. First, it was going to be the two of them, and then the decision was made to separate the two. Now, there’s a thought of ‘Hey, maybe we put it on Disney [Plus] as a limited series,’ but I loved it more as a film with the two of them. So, my hope is that one day it can still happen.”
While a film on both these characters might be intriguing, a 6-to-8 episode limited series on Silver Sable and Black Cat could end up faring much better. There’s always the concern that solo film projects could struggle to gain legs, especially in a shared universe that hasn’t fully acknowledged whether Spidey exists or not.
On that note, having a Silver & Black series run on Disney Plus may lead to murky waters. We all know Sony owns the film rights to countless characters related to Spider-Man and there are plans for Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters (at one point nicknamed SUMC) to be developed by Sony Pictures Television. That means such a project could lead to brand confusion.
Since the CCO of Marvel Entertainment, Kevin Feige, would likely oversee the project if it were on Disney Plus, it could be a situation where it is instead dropped on Hulu or scrapped altogether.
Though what do you think of a potential Silver and Black series on Disney Plus? Would you rather this as a feature film instead? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.