Silver & Black is one of the latest projects from Sony Pictures centering around villains and anti-heroes in the Spider-Man universe, with this one featuring the mercenary duo of Silver Sablinova and Felicia Hardy. However, production for the movie was indefinitely delayed back in February, and according to director Gina Prince-Bythewood, it was due to the screenplay still being developed. A recent interview with Screen Rant has now revealed that the developing screenplay was deliberate on her part, and is still in development at this time.
In the interview, Prince-Bythewood explains that she wanted the best possible script for the movie before shooting, so that the movie would turn out as good as intended:
“The update is just really pounding out the script. It all starts with the script. You gotta have a great script so we want to make sure that’s right before we jump in.”
This will not be her first experience developing a Marvel series into another form of media, as she directed the pilot for the upcoming Cloak & Dagger TV show as well as being one of its executive producers. Her reasoning behind Silver & Black‘s delayed production is a sign that she would like to avoid the common trend of tentpole movies beginning their shooting schedule without a finished screenplay. Although this says nothing about the finished product, the fact that she is willing to halt production so that the movie could do its best is assuring for fans of these characters.
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– Mark Tan
Source: Screen Rant