After the poor financial and critical reception of 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Sony and Marvel shocked the world a year later with the announcement that Spider-Man would be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The deal gave Marvel Studios creative input over future Spider-Man solo films and ensemble movies.
Before this deal took place, however, Sony was planning to build a cinematic universe around the wall-crawler, with solo films for Venom, The Sinister Six and even Aunt May being talked about. Now, after the MCU Spider-Man’s debut in Captain America: Civil War, and his upcoming film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, it appears Sony is still pursuing a Spidey cinematic universe. One of the first characters who will supposedly kick this off is the anti-hero/mercenary, Silver Sable.
Last year, Sony suffered e-mail leaks that revealed plans for solo movies for characters like the previously mentioned Aunt May but also for Silver Sable. However, with Spider-Man’s introduction to the MCU, many believed that these plans were a thing of the past… but that may very well not be the case.
On this week’s episode of Meet the Movie Press, former The Wrap editor, Jeff Sneider, revealed that he’s heard that Sony still wants to get a Silver Sable film made and have even approached Abi Morgan, screenwriter of films like Shame and The Iron Lady to pen the script.
Ok, for the large portion of you who are scratching their heads trying to figure out who Silver Sable is: Silver Sablinova is the CEO of Silver Sable international. Having lost her mother at a young age, she underwent extreme training and became a mercenary. Sablinova is the leader of the mercenary team The Wild Pack and her adventures have forced her to cross paths with Spider-Man. She has been both an ally and an adversary for the wall-crawler.
While this character can be very interesting, I wonder – if this rumor is true – how Sony will be able to give exposure to a largely unknown character. Does she stand a chance at having a decent run at the box office?
Even then, if The Amazing Spider-Man franchise has taught us anything, is that we should wait and see how things turn out in its early stages. Now, we should see how Spider-Man: Homecoming is received and if his supporting characters are enough to have a franchise built around them. I must stress: This is just speculation based on a rumor. But what do you think?
WOULD YOU BE UP FOR A SILVER SABLE FILM? ARE THERE ANY OTHER CHARACTERS FROM THE SPIDEY VERSE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE GET THEIR OWN SPIN-OFF FILMS?
I´m an avid movie fan whose favorite movie ever is Back to the Future. I´m the type of person that if I like a TV show, I´ll binge watch it, no matter how long or how hard the ride is. I love super heroes, in fact, I pride myself of being a comic book fan since long, long before the super hero movie craze got going.