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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Superhero Bits: Spider-Man: Homecoming Blu-Ray & DVD Release, Arrow Season 6 Villain & More

Spider-Man Homecoming Japanese Poster

What are the titles of the first three episodes of Supergirl season three? Which DC Comics TV series will have its biggest bad guy yet on its new season this fall? When will Spider-Man: Homecoming hit Blu-ray and DVD? Why wasn’t Nightwing mentioned as a title in the works at San Diego Comic-Con? Which Marvel movies superhero does Daredevil star Charlie Cox want to see stop by the TV show side of things? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.

Justice League Calendar

A promo image of a Justice League calendar popped up on Reddit, featuring Superman standing with the team.

For those curious, the titles for the first three episodes for the upcoming season of Supergirl have been revealed.

James Gunn‘s love for Farscape is what got Ben Browder got a small cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Spartacus actor Simon Merrells has been cast as Julius Caesar for a new episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Carlos Bernard as Tony Almeida in 24 Legacy

Former 24 star Carlos Bernard has been cast as Maggie Sawyer‘s estranged father in the third season of Supergirl.

After the box office numbers come in for today, Wonder Woman will have passed $ 400 million at the US box office.

This Japanese Spider-Man: Homecoming poster depicts a scene not in the movie, but it’s still an awesome poster.

Arrow executive producers Wendy Mericle and Marc Guggenheim says season six has their biggest bad guy yet.

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Why Sony & Marvel’s ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is the Perfect Reboot

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man finally swung home. Back in February of 2015, I wrote about why Spider-Man swinging back to Marvel Studios would be a good thing for the famed webslinger. Now, two years later, we have Spider-Man: Homecoming, the sixth Spider-Man film that actually feels like the first. The film, which stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Michael Keaton as The Vulture, is exhilarating, extremely well-made and most excitingly of all, refreshing. It shows how you properly reboot a character like Spider-Man, cementing Kevin Fiege and Marvel Studios as creative powerhouses who truly care about these characters. Let’s take a look at why Homecoming was the perfect Spidey reboot – and what’s in store for him after this. ›››

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/Filmcast Ep. 426 – The Big Sick and Spider-Man: Homecoming

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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Delivers $117M Opening Domestically, Over $250M Worldwide

Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming fell just a bit shy of the $ 120 million mark it was looking like it would hit after Friday estimates, but nevertheless the webslinger still delivered a stellar opening, delivering the third largest opening weekend of the year so far. Additionally, Lionsgate and Amazon’s The Big Sick delivered strong numbers in its moderate expansion ahead of next weekend’s wide release. Playing in 4,348 theaters, Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming finished #1 at the box office w…
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Spider-Man: Homecoming Webs Up $50.5 Million on Friday

Spider-Man: Homecoming Webs Up $  50.5 Million on Friday

Spider-Man: Homecoming webs up $ 50.5 million on Friday

Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures‘ Spider-Man: Homecoming has leaped out of the gate with an impressive $ 50.5 million opening on Friday, including $ 15.4 million from Thursday Previews. THe film is on track to become Sony’s second-highest opening of all time and the second-highest opening for a Spider-Man film, after Spider-Man 3. The wallcrawler’s return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is set to take in $ 119 – $ 121 million this weekend and has already nabbed an A CinemaScore from audiences.

Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, with Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.

RELATED: Spider-Man Origins and Evolutions

You can read our Spider-Man: Homecoming reviews here and here. You can view all our previous Spider-Man: Homecoming coverage by clicking here.

A young Peter Parker / Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

RELATED: Your Complete Guide to the Spider-Man High School Years

Spider-Man: Homecoming was written by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley, Jon Watts & Christopher Ford, and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers. The film is produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal, and executive produced by Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Jeremy Latcham, and Stan Lee.

Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel is already scheduled for July 5, 2019 and Tom Holland recently confirmed a third film is also in the works

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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Delivers $15.4 Million from Thursday Previews

FRIDAY AM UPDATE: With $ 15.4 million from Thursday night previews in 3,493 locations, Spider-Man: Homecoming is off to a stellar start. This is just shy of the $ 15.6 million Iron Man 3 brought in before opening with $ 174 million. It’s also an improvement on the $ 11.2 million Guardians of the Galaxy brought in before opening with $ 94.3 million. Compared to the last two Spider-Man films, The Amazing Spider-Man brought in $ 7.5 million, though those were from Tuesday night previews, while The A…
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