Sony's SILVER & BLACK 'The Story Of 2 Damaged Women At War With Each Other'

Black Cat / Silver Sable
Credit: Terry Dodson / Mike Deodato Jr. (Marvel Comics)

Sony Pictures' Silver & Black will be very different from the current hit Spider-Man: Homecoming according to director Gina Prince-Bythewood. While the Spider-Man film is compared to 1980s John Hughes films, the Silver Sable/Black Cat movie draw from the spirit of buddy films like Thelma & Louise and Midnight Run.

 “I wanted to tell the story of two damaged women who are at war with each other but need each other to survive,” Prince-Bythewood told Variety.

They will bond somewhat over the shared experience of being haunted by the death of their parents, she says.

“Superhero movies have now transcended [the point] where they’re no longer superhero movies per se; they are essentially genre movies,” said Columbia Pictures' president Sanford Panitch, who is overseeing the film. “It’s not so much that characters have a cape and fly. In Silver & Black, these two women are modern and cool. … They may wear costumes, but [they’re] very real and very grounded.”

No release date for Silver & Black has been given.

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