Yesterday we brought you some comments from Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman Tom Rothman, who stated that Sony plans to build a “whole Spider-Man universe” alongside the upcoming Spidey reboot which the studio is co-producing with Marvel Studios.
Well, it’s only taken a few hours for us to get our first rumour as to what that universe might entail, with Jeff Sneider claiming on Popcorn Talk that Sony is talking to screenwriter Abi Morgan (Shame) about scripting a Silver Sable movie. There’s also talk that Eli Roth (Knock Knock) could be in contention for the director’s chair.
First debuting in The Amazing Spider-Man #265 (hence the reason she’s part of the Spidey rights package), Silver Sable is the leader of the Wild Pack, a mecenary team who track down war criminals. The character was previously rumoured to be part of Sony’s female-led spinoff from The Amazing Spider-Man, before that series imploded.
At this point, it’s unclear whether Silver Sable would fall under the umbrella of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as part of the Venom franchise movie that Sony is reportedly developing independent from Marvel, or a standalone project of its own. Of course, it may also be nothing more than speculation…