Captain Marvel and Tomb Raider writers tackling Silver and Black

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Feb 13, 2018

One of the upcoming projects in Sony's planned Spider-verse is getting a fresh script from two of the genre's busiest writers.

According to Heat Vision, Lindsey Beer and Geneva Robertson-Dworet have been tapped to pen a new draft of Silver and Black, the movie set to focus on Marvel semi-heroes Silver Sable and Black Cat (along with a clutch of Marvel villains). Previous drafts were written by the film's director, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Thor: Ragnarok writer Chris Yost, and Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy.

Beer has been part of a number of high-profile writers' rooms lately, sitting around and brainstorming on franchises like Transformers, Godzilla vs. Kong, the Star Trek movie that may be directed by Quentin Tarantino, and the recently announced Ology series. She also contributed to the script for Doug Liman's young adult sci-fi picture Chaos Walking, starring Daisey Ridley and Spidey himself, Tom Holland.

Robertson-Dworet, on the other hand, has seen next month's Tomb Raider reboot and Marvel’s Captain Marvel pass through her screenwriting software. She's also logged time on possibly defunct Hasbro projects like M.A.S.K. and ROM, and is also slated to write a new Dungeons & Dragons movie.

For now, however, the two writers are teaming up to whip into shape a story about two women who have been part of Spider-Man's world for years and years. Silver Sable, a mercenary who hunts down war criminals, debuted in the comics back in June 1985, while Black Cat, the superior cat burglar who has been an on-and-off love interest for Spidey, was introduced in July 1979.

How the two characters will work together and make their way in a Spider-verse without Spider-Man actually hanging around -- the same problem that faces this year's Venom movie -- will need to be solved by Robertson-Dworet and Beer rather quickly, as Silver and Black is scheduled to arrive on Feb. 8, 2019.