Silver Sable And Black Cat nabs Beyond The Lights' Gina Prince-Bythewood

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The studio has just hired The Secret Life of Bees, Love and Basketball, and Beyond the Lights director Gina Prince-Bythewood to direct their Black Cat and Silver Sable movie, which now has an official title.

Silver and Black is being produced by Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal, with a script by Lisa Joy (creator of Westworld) and Chris Yost (Thor: Ragnarok). In the comics, Silver Sable and Black Cat frequently cross paths with Spider-Man - sometimes as an adversary, sometimes as an ally - but Silver and Black is being treated as a standalone film, not a Spidey crossover.

Palak Patel and Eric Fineman are overseeing "Silver Sable and Black Cat" for Columbia Pictures.

Created by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz, Silver Sable is a war-criminal-hunting mercenary, CEO of her own company, and leader of the Wild Pack.

Sony is really getting to work on their Spider-Man spin-offs. Her alter ego, Felicia Hardy, briefly appeared in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2, ' played by 'Rogue One" star Felicity Jones.

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"Silver & Black" is the latest Spidey-related endeavor for Sony, with "Spider-Man: Homecoming", starring Tom Holland, premiering July 7, and "Venom", starring Tom Hardy as the sometimes villain, sometimes anti-hero, hitting theaters October 5, 2018.

Sony is rebooting Spider-Man this summer with Spider-Man: Homecoming and hopes to launch a slate of Spider-Man-related movies. The announced Venom movie with Tom Hardy and now this will stand apart from the MCU.

Prince-Bythewood is repped by CAA and Del Shaw.

Gina is no stranger to the world of comic book adaptations - she recently filmed the pilot for the upcoming Cloak & Dagger TV series, featuring characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.