Earlier in the decade, Sony Pictures had huge plans to expand its Amazing Spider-Man franchise beyond its first two installments that starred Academy Award-nominee Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker following Sam Raimi’s trilogy starring Tobey Maguire. Plans included numerous spinoff films centered on much of Spider-Man’s villains including the Sinister Six and a standalone Black Cat movie.
While promoting Spider-Man: Far From Home, producer Amy Pascal revealed that there is still an interest in a standalone movie for Black Cat AKA Felicia Hardy:
“That’s a good question. I like Black Cat a lot, I think she is a really great character. 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.”
Felicity Jones played Felicia Hardy in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in a small role. The character never became Black Cat in the film and ultimately was abandoned along with Sony’s plans for a Sinister Six movie that was set to have Drew Goddard at the helm.
Anne Hathaway was also Sam Raimi’s choice to play Black Cat in his canceled Spider-Man 4.
Pascal also revealed the status of the Silver and Black film, which Gina Prince-Bythewood is set to direct and would feature Black Cat and Silver Sable:
“We’re still working on that. I think we have plans for that.”
After The Amazing Spider-Man 2 underperformed at the box office, Sony reevaluated its plans for its own cinematic universe and eventually, a deal with struck with Marvel Studios to bring the webhead into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Tom Holland replacing Garfield as the new Peter Parker. But with that in mind, Sony still had plans for their own films centered on Spider-Man and other prominent characters in that character’s rolodex of villains. Sony recently released films such as Venom and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which were made without Marvel Studios’ involvement and were both financially successful.
Sony currently has another standalone Spider-Man villain movie on the way centered on Morbius, the Living Vampire. Academy Award-winner Jared Leto will play that character.
Do you want to see a Black Cat movie as part of Sony’s upcoming roster of films? Do you hope Black Cat, Venom, Morbius and other villains will eventually face off with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in Sony’s Marvel Universe and the MCU.
Meanwhile, Sony’s upcoming Marvel Studios collaboration Spider-Man: Far From Home is set to swing into theaters very soon. Here is the synopsis:
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders and Samuel L. Jackson.
Spider-Man: Far From Home opens in theaters on July 2, 2019. Stay tuned for more updates!
Source: Screen Rant
New ‘Dark Phoenix’ Character Posters Featuring Sophie Turner & More Revealed
New character posters for 20th Century Fox's next X-Men film Dark Phoenix feature Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender and more.
This Summer, 20th Century Fox's X-Men series will take another shot at trying to adapt the classic Marvel Comics story "The Dark Phoenix Saga" by Chris Claremont. With Dark Phoenix's release date fast approaching, IGN has revealed new posters featuring Sophie Turner's Jean Grey, Michael Fassbender's Magneto and more characters from the movie.
You can check out the first character poster featuring Sophie Turner's Jean Grey below and click "Next" to scroll through the gallery.
Veteran X-Men producer Simon Kinberg makes his directorial debut with Dark Phoenix in addition to producing the film with Hutch Parker, Lauren Schuler Donner and Todd Hallowell. Dark Phoenix is expected to be Fox's final X-Men film featuring the core X-Men cast in the cinematic universe launched by director Bryan Singer in 2000 with the Disney-Fox merger now complete.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain. Here's the film's synopsis:
“This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic DARK PHOENIX. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet. The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we’ve come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet — one of their own.”
Dark Phoenix is set to hit theaters on June 7, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the X-Men.