Thursday, December 05, 2019

Sony's "The Black Cat"

Sony's 'Universe of Marvel Characters' including the currently shooting "Spider-Man" spin-off "Morbius", opening July 31, 2020, will be followed by a "Venom" sequel, plus stand-alone "Kraven The Hunter", "Silver Sable", "Nightwatch", "Silk", "Jackpot" and "The Black Cat" features:

"We have the next seven or eight years laid out as to what we’re going to do with that asset", said Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman Tony Vinciquerra about the studio's "Spider-Man" spin-off movie rights. 

"And that will not only be on the film side -- it’ll be on the TV side as well. Our television group will have its own set of characters from within that universe that we will seek to develop." 

"'Spider-Man' connects to a lot of characters," said Sanford Panitch, President of Columbia Pictures. "There are villains, heroes, anti-heroes, and a lot are female characters, many of whom are bona fide, fully dimensionalized and unique..."

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

'The Black Cat' created for Marvel by writer Marv Wolfman,  debuted in "The Amazing Spider-Man" #194 (July 1979).

"...'Felicia Hardy', the daughter of a notorious cat burglar...

"...had developed a 'thing' for 'Spider-Man'.

"After suffering a traumatic event as a college freshman, Felicia trained herself in various fighting styles/acrobatics...

"...and deciding to follow in her father's footsteps as a master thief, adopted her costumed identity as 'The Black Cat'..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Black Cat"...