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The future of Sony‘s Spider-verse franchise could already be hitting a brick wall.
Aside from the upcoming Venom movie – which, admittedly, looks to be awesome – the rest of the tentative franchise isn’t doing so well.
The supposed second movie in the series, Silver & Black, had previously been removed from Sony‘s schedule, throwing the entire project into doubt.
Director Gina Prince-Bythewood recently opened up about what’s caused the delay and revealed that the script is getting a rewrite.
Speaking with Collider, Prince-Bythewood reaffirmed that Silver & Black‘s story was not where it needed to be going into production.
“With Silver & Black, when you’re doing a film of that magnitude, it’s gotta be right. And if it’s not right, we actually collectively decided to go back to the drawing board and start over.
…So we have to get the script right, and I’m okay to wait. I may be shooting something before that, but it really is just [a case of] get the script right before we go on that journey.”
What this means for the rest of the Spider-verse is anybody’s guess, especially with an even more tentative third film – the Morbius, the Living Vampire film – being even further out of Sony‘s schedule.
In the meanwhile, fans can get a small sampling of how Prince-Bythewood handles a Marvel property when the upcoming Cloak & Dagger hits Freeform – Prince-Bythewood wrote the series’ pilot episode.
By the sounds of it, Prince-Bythewood is looking to capitalise on her experiences with Marvel TV when it comes to the Silver & Black project.
“Marvel Television is doing such cool, innovative things,” Prince-Bythewood said. “It’s really exciting to start there, and things that I learned on that, I will absolutely bring to the bigger sandbox.”
This isn’t the first time the script for Silver & Black has undergone some changes at the hands of various writers, however. Aside from Prince-Bythewood, the fledgeling project has already been worked on by Chris Yost (Thor: Ragnarok), Lisa Joy (Westworld), Lindsey Beer (Chaos Walking), and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel). All of this, of course, means that Silver & Black does not have a release date.