Sony's 'Universe of Marvel Characters' include "Morbius", “Kraven The Hunter", "Silver Sable", "Nightwatch", "Silk", "Jackpot" and “Black Cat" :
"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'..."
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