Sony producer Amy Pascal reveals that a Black Cat spinoff film is still in development.
“I like Black Cat a lot, I think she is a really great character,” Pascal explained to ScreenRant. “We had her a little bit in the Amazing [Spider-Man] movie, but she’s kind of that character that we didn’t really turn into the Black Cat yet. I think that’s a really great character”.
Silver & Black was originally meant to team up Felicia Hardy with the mercenary Silver Sable, another one of Spidey’s frenemies. The film was to be directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood before the project fell apart and was seemingly scrapped.
But ScreenRant asked Pascal about the project and she revealed that it’s not exactly dead in the water just yet.
“We’re still working on that. I think we have plans for that,” Pascal said.
Felicia Hardy, a.k.a. Black Cat, was first introduced back in 1979. Hardy appeared in Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014, but the character’s transformation into the Black Cat was never seen.
A movie featuring Black Cat and Silver Sable was thought to be in development since 2017, but a lot of changes have happened since then. The film was said to be part of Sony’s villain universe, which kicked off in 2018 with Tom Hardy’s Venom.
It’s unclear if the future project will focus on both characters or feature Black Cat exclusively, as the studio indicated that they would feature single characters exclusively.
“We believe Black Cat is enough of her own character with a great backstory and a canon of material to draw from to justify her own film,” said Columbia Pictures president Sanford Panitch.
There’s no word yet on when a Black Cat movie would release in theaters.