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.