– by Joseph Jammer Medina


You can’t say Sony lacks ambition. While many fans out there aren’t super happy about them capitalizing on Venom and other numerous Spider-Man-related Marvel characters, they won’t be stopping at him. New reports indicate Silver Sable and Black Cat getting their own separate standalone films, and we’ve already reported on the Daniel Espinosa-directed Morbius movie, with Jared Leto taking on the lead role, but that ain’t it.

The same report where we learned Silver and Black would likely no longer be a thing, it was reported that they are also developing films based on Silk, Jackpot, and Nightwatch. At this time, they are currently searching for writers to tackle the projects, so they aren’t incredibly far along, but they do seem to be gaining so momentum at the studio.

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As you can see, there is a leaning towards diversity in these films, with Silk being a Korean-American superhero, and Jackpot being an older female heroine.

“Spider-Man connects to a lot of the characters,” said Sanford Panitch, president of Columbia Pictures. “There are villains, heroes, and antiheroes, and a lot are female characters, many of whom are bona fide, fully dimensionalized, and utterly unique.”

“We feel there’s no reason the Marvel characters shouldn’t be able to embrace diversity.”

But will audiences be open to seeing these characters? While they could be cool in their own right, the studio hasn’t built up the good faith that one needs in order to pull off an obscure character like this (like Marvel Studios did with Guardians of the Galaxy).

Are you interested in seeing any of these films? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: Variety

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.