Sony Set Date for Spider-Man Spin-off 'Silver & Black' and 'Sicario 2'

Marvel adaptation Silver and Black has set for 2019

Comic book writer Christopher Yost, who also penned 2013's Thor: The Dark World, is writing the screenplay for Silver and Black.

Sony has finally revealed the release dates for much-awaited movies like Spider Man spin-off "Silver & Cable" and "Sicario 2". In the comics, Silver Sable and Black Cat frequently cross paths with Spider-Man - sometimes as an adversary, sometimes as an ally - but Silver and Black is being treated as a standalone film, not a Spidey crossover. With Silver and Black, she becomes the second woman of color to direct a Marvel-based film. Beyond the Lights director Gina Prince-Bythewood is slated to direct, but we have no details on the story just yet. 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. It's also unlikely that Holland's character will actually appear in the universe, especially given that Marvel is planning to follow up Homecoming with two more films, which means that Sony's Spider-man universe is going to have to stand on its own without its signature character for now.

The timing here is interesting, because Sony has already set a date for another film set in this new cinematic universe. The movie will be directed by Stefano Sollima.

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Investors are increasingly nervous: The VIX volatility index, a closely-watched "fear gauge", is up 70% since Tuesday. The dollar index, which measures the U.S. currency against a basket of major peers, slipped 0.1 percent as U.S.

Meanwhile, a few films have been delayed on Sony's release calendar. Silver and Black will hit theaters on February 8, 2019.

Columbia Pictures also confirmed that Anne Hathaway will star in Barbie (news she was in talks for the role broke last month) and has moved the film back a few weeks to August 8, 2018 (it was previously set for June 29, 2018). Alethea Jones is still set to direct with Anne Hathaway playing the title doll from Mattel.

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.

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