We're talking about the Superior Spider-Man ... or as he's now conveniently called, the Superior Octopus. With her profile shrinking at Marvel Comics itself in recent years and legitimate questions about whether she's even considered a character Sony holds the rights to, Jessica Drew seems fated to remain in movie limbo. Or as grisly as you can be without straying into R-rated territory. Fans were shocked at the casting of Mad Max himself, Tom Hardy, as the titular character, Eddie Brock, and Sony has been moving full steam ahead with their universe by casting Jared Leto as Morbius the Living Vampire and hiring a writer to start work on a Kraven the Hunter movie. On the other hand, it's hard to imagine Marvel Studios and Disney being thrilled with F-list properties like Nightwatch and Jackpot being anywhere near a feature film.
Sony's Spider-Man universe which will make its true debut in the upcoming Venom film starring Tom Hardy has an official name. Instead, Sony has plans to split the pair up and give each of them their own films and that the Black Cat will most likely be the first of the two.
"We're focused on being faithful to the comics", said Sanford Panitch, president of Columbia Pictures, and the executive who has been overseeing what is being dubbed internally, Sony's Universe of Marvel Characters, or SUMC".
You've heard of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Universal's dormant Dark Universe, but what about the SUMC? Silver and Black was set to see Spider-Man femme fatales Silver Sable and Black Cat team up and had Gina Prince-Blythewood set to write/direct. The story also mentions that the aforementioned Silver Sable-Black Cat team-up movie has been binned in favour of solo films focusing on either character.
Sony's Venom movie is reportedly likely to have a PG-13 rating, rather than an R. The film was dropped from Sony's release schedule back in June. They are extending that relationship with Spider-Man sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home.