Superhero Bits: Silver and Black Rumors, Nebula’s Past Is Much Darker Than We Know & More

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Which summer comic book movie took home the most Teen Choice Awards? What other Marvel Comics characters might be appearing in Silver and Black? Why don’t The Defenders meet in the premiere of the new series? Why did Geoff Johns leave Marvel Comics for DC Comics? What darkness is left unrevealed about Nebula‘s past in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.

The cast of Arrow discusses what fans can expect from the sixth season premiere coming to The CW this fall.

Wonder Woman took home some Teen Choice Awards over the weekend, but so did Supergirl and The Flash.

Here’s some concept art from Ryan Meinerding showing the inside of the Spider-Man: Homecoming suit.

There’s a rumor that Chameleon could appear in Silver and Black, as well as Tarantula and Tombstone.

Here’s a quick teaser clip from The Defenders with Alexandra (Sigourney Weaver) holding Stick captive.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming has officially pulled in over $ 700 million at the worldwide box office.

The Incredible Hulk is being used to help sell Renault cars down in Brazil in this action-packed commercial.

Joe Morton, who plays Dr. Silas Stone in Justice League, confirms his son, Cyborg, has resentment for him.

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Sony Pictures Sets ‘Spider-Man’ Spin-Off ‘Silver and Black’ for 2019, Pulls ‘Bad Boys 3’ from Calendar

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Sony Pictures is setting and shuffling a handful of release dates for upcoming movies in 2018 and 2019.

Sony and their Columbia Pictures banner have set a release date for their second Spider-Man spin-off Silver and Black, as well as the sequel to the hit drug trafficking thriller Sicario. Meanwhile,the release dates for Barbie and Bad Boys 3 have been shuffled around along with a few more projects in the coming years. Get the Silver and Black release date and more information below.

First up, Sony Pictures seems to be going on all in this separate Spider-Man universe that will not be tied to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, nor involve the webslinger himself. After setting Venom starring Tom Hardy for an October 2018 debut, the studio has now staked out February 8, 2019 as the release date for Silver & Black.

For those who haven’t kept up with the title, Silver and Black will bring together two characters from Marvel Comics who frequently showed up in Spider-Man story arcs. There’s Silver Sable, a mercenary who hunts down war criminals, and Black Cat, a master thief not unlike Catwoman whose secret identity is Felicia Hardy, a character who became a love interest for Peter Parker in the comics. Beyond the Lights director Gina Prince-Bythewood is slated to direct, but we have no details on the story just yet.

Next, Sony Pictures also brought some bad news for Bad Boys fans eagerly awaiting a reunion of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Though the sequel titled Bad Boys for Life had been set for November 9, 2018, it has now been removed from the calendar entirely with no replacement date named yet. The movie has been pushed back several times now, and it’s starting to feel like a pipe dream rather than a project that will actually happen.

There will still be some action to behold from Sony in 2018 though as the Sicario sequel directed by Stefano Sollima has been slated to arrived on June 29, 2018. The film has been officially called Sicario 2: Soldado, and it brings back Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin from the first movie, but Emily Blunt is sitting this one out.

Meanwhile, a few films have been delayed on Sony’s release calendar. The big screen Barbie movie has been pushed back to August 8, 2018 from a previous June 2018 date. Alethea Jones is still set to direct with Anne Hathaway playing the title doll from Mattel. Breaking Bad director Michelle MacLaren‘s feature film debut The Nightingale will arrive on January 25, 2019 instead of the previous August 2018 date, and the comedy Holmes and Watson with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly as the detective duo (respectively) will now arrive on November 9, 2018 instead of the previously set August 2018 date.

Sony Pictures hasn’t had the best year in 2017, so hopefully their schedule for 2018 will offer up more positive results for them at the box office. Unfortunately, they won’t have an official new Spider-Man movie to help them, but maybe Venom will work out for them instead.

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Silver and Black, Barbie and More Sony Release Date Changes

Sony announces release dates for Silver and Black, The Nightingale, and more

Sony announces release dates for Silver and Black, The Nightingale, and more

Sony Pictures just announced a slew of release date for upcoming films like the Black Cat and Silver Sable Marvel adaptation Silver and BlackThe Nightingale and more.

Silver and Black, which will be directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Secret Life of Bees), was originally set to be released in October of 2018. The comic book adaptation will now hit theaters on February 8, 2019. The film will be up against The LEGO Movie 2 that day. There is currently no casting info for the film.

Bad Boys for Life has been pushed back from November 9, 2018 to a to-be-determined date. Director Joe Carnahan (The A-TeamThe Grey) left the project back in May. Will Smith (I Am Legend) has been on the long-gestating project and reportedly spoke to Martin Lawrence (Big Momma’s House) about it. “I saw Martin a few weeks ago,” Smith told BBC 1 in February 2016 (via The Verge). “I haven’t seen him for about two years. We just looked at each other. We hugged. In that moment, we knew we were making another ‘Bad Boys.’ We’re definitely doing another one.”

Will Ferrell (Step Brothers) and John C. Reilly’s (Talladega NightsHolmes & Watson is moving from August 3, 2018 to the original date for Bad Boys for Life, November 9, 2018, putting it in competition with Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

The upcoming Barbie movie was originally going to hit theaters on June 29, 2018 and reportedly changed stars back in July. Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables) is up to replace Amy Schumer (Train Wreck) as the lead and Fun Mom Dinner director Alethea Jones may direct. The film has moved to August 8, 2018, making the date 8/8/18. No word if the odd Wednesday release date means something, but 8’s are awfully curvy…

Game of Thrones and Westworld director Michelle MacLaren’s newest offering The Nightingale has moved from August 10, 2018 to January 25, 2019, a date free from other releases at the moment. Based on Kristin Hannah’s best-selling novel, the film tells the story of two sisters coming of age in France on the eve of World War II, and their struggle to survive and resist the German occupation of France.

The Sicario sequel Soldado has acquired a release date. The film will hit theaters on June 29, 2018 (Barbie‘s original release date) opposite I Feel Pretty and TagSicario 2: Soldado will follow the character Alejandro Gillick, played by Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro. Josh Brolin will also be back as CIA Agent Matt Graver.

What do you think of the date announcements for Silver and Black and the rest? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @ComingSoonnet.

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Joe Johnston to Direct Narnia: The Silver Chair

Joe Johnston will direct The Silver Chair. Joe Johnston directed Captain America: The First Avenger.

Captain America: The First Avenger’s Joe Johnston will direct Narnia: The Silver Chair

Joe Johnston is headed to Narnia as Variety brings word that the director behind films like The Rocketeer and Captain America: The First Avenger, is set to take the director’s chair on the upcoming C.S. Lewis adaptation from TriStar Pictures, the literary-focused label of Sony Pictures. As revealed last year, TriStar has teamed with The Mark Gordon Company, The C.S. Lewis Company, and Entertainment One (eOne) to continue the Narnia story.

RELATED: TriStar to Reboot The Chronicles of Narnia with The Silver Chair

The script for The Silver Chair, Lewis’ fourth book in the Chronicles of Narnia, has been adapted by David Magee, the two time Academy Award nominated screenwriter of Life of Pi and Finding Neverland. Mark Gordon, C.S. Lewis’ stepson Douglas Gresham, Vincent Sieber, and Melvin Adams serve as producers.

The seven original novels that have sold over 100 million copies worldwide, and have been published in more than 50 languages. The Chronicles of Narnia began with the publication of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in 1950. Six more novels (including the prequel, The Magician’s Nephew, and the sequels, The Horse and His Boy, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair and The Last Battle) followed over the next six years. The final title in the series, The Last Battle, was awarded the highest mark of excellence in children’s literature, the prestigious Carnegie Award.

At the box office, the Narnia franchise has taken in nearly $ 1.6 billion worldwide with three feature films: 2005’s The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, 2008’s Prince Caspian and 2010’s The Voyager of the Dawn Treader. The latter introduced Will Poulter as Eustace Scrubb, who is the central protagonist of The Silver Chair. It is believed that the role will be recast, however, and that The Silver Chair will serve as a complete reboot of the franchise.

What do you think of Joe Johnston taking on The Silver Chair? Is there anyone you would like to see star? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Sony Developing Spider-Man Spin-Off Centered on Black Cat and Silver Sable

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Last week, Sony announced that they were making a Venom movie. And now, it looks like they’re trying to go all-in on the Spider-Man spin-off business, as a film centered on Black Cat and Silver Sable is on the way. The two characters, both adversaries and allies of Peter Parker depending on the storyline, represent the studio’s desire to stay in the comic book movie business, even though their stable of characters is a bit limited.

And by “a bit limited,” I really mean “How can we make this superhero movie business work with only one corner of a much larger universe?”

The news of the Black Cat and Silver Sable movies comes our way via The Hollywood Reporter, who report that Chris Yost is currently rewriting a screenplay penned by Westworld showrunner Lisa Joy. Yost will be familiar to comic book fans as the writer of many Marvel comics, but he is also credited on Thor: The Dark World and the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok. His extensive television credits include Star Wars Rebels and Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

Yost has also written his fair share of Spider-Man comics, which makes him a solid fit for these characters. Silver Sable (real name: Silver Sablinova) is a professional soldier who hunts war criminals and is CEO of her own company. Black Cat (real name: Felicia Hardy) is a professional thief who sometimes allies herself with Spidey when a mutual enemy rears its ugly head. While these two characters don’t have a direct connection in the comic book world, they are two of Spider-Man’s more interesting allies and it’s refreshing to see a major studio expressing interest in a comic book movie starring two female characters.

But like the Venom announcement, this news raises as many questions as answers. While the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming takes place in Marvel Cinematic Universe thanks to a special deal with Disney, it’s not entirely clear if these spin-off movies will also be set in the MCU or how directly they’ll be connected to Tom Holland’s Peter Parker. THR notes that this movie will not be a direct offshoot of that film, but what would be the point if that’s the case? Would audiences really care about Spider-Man characters who don’t share the same world as Spider-Man? It’s easy to imagine all of this Spider-Man spin-off movies attempting to ride Homecoming‘s coattails and exist without being explicit about which particularly universe they’re set in. This could get weird.

However, it’s important to remember that Sony was planning a whole slate of Spider-Man spin-offs to follow The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and those projects collapsed as soon as audiences rightfully rejected that movie. Could Spider-Man: Homecoming rejuvenate everything? Could Sony actually build their own superhero movie universe out of the Spidey corner of the Marvel world? We shall see.

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