Looking for a strong female lead? The next 'Spider-Man' just might do it for you

silver sable black cat spider man screen shot 2017 03 22 at 9 37 41 pm
Hollywood has been getting a healthy injection of super women as of late, what with Wonder Woman and Netflix’s Jessica Jones, and the latest kickass ladies to grace the silver screen just may be Silver Sable and the Black Cat. The two female characters are part of the Spider-Man family, and both have storied relationships with the web-spinning hero. But while we’ve seen plenty of projects that revolve around Spidey, this would be the first to pay homage to these slightly lesser-known characters.

Silver Sable is a talented mercenary who goes after war criminals, and has been known to both support and oppose Spider-Man. Black Cat, aka Felicia Hardy, is more of a love interest to Spidey, and is often his ally in fighting crime.

As The Hollywood Reporter notes, Chris Yost, who was part of Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok project, is writing the script, and Sony will serve as the studio behind the film. This is by no means the only Spider-Man project the studio is currently engaged in — we already know that Venom, which will ostensibly center around our spandex-clad hero’s archnemesis, is slated to arrive in theaters next year.

But Sony is clearly interested in expanding the Spider-Man universe sooner rather than later. Indeed, the Reporter claims, the project could get off the ground as early as the fall. Matt Tolmach and Amy Pascal are said to be producing the film. Spider-Man himself is also getting a bit more attention from Sony this summer, as Spider-Man: Homecoming is slated for release this summer. The Silver Sable and Black Cat project, however, would not be offshoots from this movie, but instead part of the broader franchise and Sony and Marvel’s Spider-Man universe at large.

So if you’re looking for a new action movie with a strong female lead, you just may have one in a year or so.

Gaming

PS4 ‘Spider-Man’ game gets ‘The Heist’ DLC, new costumes on October 23

The first downloadable content pack for Marvel's Spider-Man, The Heist, is out October 23. The pack adds three new suits for Spider-Man to wear, and its story focuses on Felicia Hardy.
Home Theater

The best movies on Netflix in October, from 'The Witch’ to ‘Black Panther’

Save yourself from hours wasted scrolling through Netflix's massive library by checking out our picks for the streamer's best movies available right now, whether you're into explosive action, subdued humor, or anything in between.
Movies & TV

'Spider-Man: Far From Home' photos and video reveal Spidey's new costume

Despite some mystery surrounding Spider-Man's future after the events of Avengers: Infinity War, Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters in July 2019. Here's everything we know about the movie so far.
Movies & TV

'Avengers 4' directors signal the end of reshoots with mysterious photo

The events of Avengers: Infinity War changed the Marvel Cinematic Universe in some big ways and left fans wondering how its heroes can possibly recover. Here's everything we know about Avengers 4, the sequel to Infinity War.
Home Theater

What’s new on Amazon Prime Video (November 2018)

Amazon Prime Video adds new titles each month that are available for free to all Prime members. Check out our list to find all the content hitting Amazon Prime Video in October and November 2018, from new original series to classic films.
Home Theater

From game consoles to 4K UHD spinners, these are the best Blu-ray players

Streaming may be popular, but the disc isn't dead yet! To get the very best picture and sound quality from your system, you need to be watching Blu-ray or 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs. Here are the best Blu-ray players you can buy right now.
Movies & TV

'Halloween' sequel gives new life to an old killer

David Gordon Green's Halloween sequel finds the right balance between the familiar and the new with a terrifying return to the blood-soaked saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode.
Home Theater

What’s new on Hulu and what’s leaving in November 2018

Our complete list of what's new on Hulu for November 2018, our personal favorites, and which titles will be removed will help you catch up on all the site has to offer -- and ensure you don't miss any titles heading into the streaming…
Movies & TV

Deepfake A.I. puts a young Harrison Ford into ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

A video created using the A.I.-driven Deepfake image-synthesis technique offers a look at what Solo: A Star Wars Story would have looked like with a young Harrison Ford in the lead role.
Movies & TV

MoviePass saga: Parent company investigated for allegedly misleading investors

Troubled subscription-based movie service MoviePass is making headlines on a daily basis lately, and not in a good way. Here's a timeline of events for the company once described as Netflix for movie theaters.
Movies & TV

‘Orange is the New Black’ will end with season 7, Netflix says

Netflix has confirmed that its award-winning series Orange is the New Black will end its run with the upcoming season 7, bringing the show to an end with a final season premiering in 2019.
Home Theater

They’re not just for gaming: Watch Blu-rays on the Xbox One S and Xbox One X

While the Xbox One S and Xbox One X boost the visuals of your games, they also can pull double-duty as Blu-ray players, but there's a bit of set up needed. Need help? Here's our guide on how to watch Blu-rays on the Xbox One S and X.
Movies & TV

You can ditch cable but still get your 'SportsCenter' fix with ESPN+

ESPN's streaming service, ESPN+, is finally here. Despite appearances, ESPN+ isn't a replacement for your ESPN cable channels, and it differs from other streaming apps in a few key ways.
Movies & TV

Title logo for 'John Wick 3' makes its debut during licensing show

The third installment of the wildly successful action series that stars Keanu Reeves as a deadly assassin forced out of retirement, John Wick 3: Parabellum, hits theaters in May 2019. Here's everything we know about the movie so far.