BREAKING FILM NEWS

Friday, August 10, 2018

"Sony's Universe of Marvel Characters"



Following the release of "Venom", feature film adaptations in development, based on "Sony's Universe of Marvel Characters", will also include "Silk", "Black Cat" and a whole lot more, "...focused on being faithful to the comics...", said Sanford Panitch, President of Columbia Pictures:


Sony has licensing rights to over 900 Marvel Comics characters, including "Morbius", that will star Jared Leto...


..."Kraven the Hunter", based on the "Spider-Man" villain...


...plus more features in development, including "Jackpot"...


..."Silk"...



....and "Nightwatch".


"'Spider-Man' connects to a lot of the characters," said Panitch. 


"There are villains, heroes, and antiheroes, and a lot are female characters, many of whom are bona fide, fully dimensionalized and unique..."


The female "Black Cat", according to Panitch "...is enough of her own character with a great backstory and a canon of material to draw from to justify her own film..."


The character 'Felicia' (Felicity Jones), assistant to villain 'Harry Osborn', made her live-action debut in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2".


'Black Cat' created by writer Marv Wolfman, was inspired by the Tex Avery-directed cartoon short "Bad Luck Blackie".


'Black Cat' first appeared in "The Amazing Spider-Man" #194 (July 1979).


"...'Felicia Hardy', the daughter of a world-renowned cat burglar had developed a 'thing' for 'Spider-Man'.


"After suffering a traumatic event as a college freshman, she trained herself in various fighting styles and acrobatics and, after deciding to follow in her father's footsteps, adopted her costumed identity as the 'Black Cat'..."


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