Sony is looking to capitalize on the success of “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” announcing a release date Friday afternoon for “Silver and Black,” which features Spidey supporting characters Silver Sable and Black Cat, among a host of other moves and new dates.
“Silver and Black,” which signed on “Shots Fired’s” Gina Prince-Bythewood as director, will hit theaters on February 8, 2019. The movie stars two of Spidey’s most prominent female sparring partners: Silver Sable, a mercenary who runs a company that hunts criminals, and hasn’t been introduced in a previous film; and Black Cat the daughter of a cat burglar who reformed and briefly became a crime fighting ally of Spider-Man.
Sony dated two other movies that had not previously been on the calendar, setting Sicario 2: Soldado, starring Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro, for a June 29, 2018 release, and TriStar’s “The Rosie Project” directed by Ben Taylor, for May 10, 2019.
The studio also shuffled several movies that already had releases penciled in. Sony’s live-action “Barbie,” which has Anne Hathaway in the title role as the iconic doll (after original choice Amy Schumer dropped out), is moving from a planned June 29, 2018 release — now occupied by “Sicario 2” — to August 8 of that year. That’s the same weekend as Hathaway’s “Princess Diaries” movies, which have done well at the box office.
Sony also pushed back two films. “Holmes and Watson,” directed by Etan Cohen and starring longtime collaborators Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, moves from August 3, 2018 to November 9 that same year. TriStar’s “The Nightingale,” directed by Michelle MacLaren, has been pushed to January 25, 2019 from August 10, 2018.
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