Gina Prince-Bythewood is First Black Woman to Direct a Superhero Film: ‘Silver and Black’

Sony’s cinematic “Spiderverse” continues to develop with Gina Prince-Bythewood on board to direct Silver and Black, the debut film for characters Silver Sable and Black Cat, according to Hollywood Reporter.

Prince-Bythewood previously wrote and directed the critical darling Love and Basketball, as well as Secret Life of Bees and Beyond the Lights. She has also been tapped to direct the pilot for Cloak & Dagger, Freeform’s upcoming series based about teen heroes from the Marvel Comics universe.

Silver Sable was created in 1985 by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz, and debuted in The Amazing Spider-Man. She is the CEO of Silver Sable International and a mercenary to hunts war criminals. She has acted as both hero and villain to Spider-Man and other Marvel heroes.

Black Cat was created by Marv Wolfman and Keith Pollard in 1979, and also debuted in The Amazing Spider-Man. She is the daughter of a world famous cat burglar, and decided to emulate her father and adopt the identity of the Black Cat.

Matt Tolmach (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Amy Pascal (Spider-Man: Homecoming) are set to produce. Chris Yost (Thor: Ragnarok) and Lisa Joy (Westworld) are on board to write the script.

Filming is set for Fall 2017.

Eric Morales
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