We’ve been happy to confirm several characters from Sony’s Silver and Black film last month and today we are thrilled to give you some new details about the films two leads, Silver Sablinova and Felicia Hardy, who drive the film’s central plot. If there’s anything general audiences might now about Felicia Hardy, aka the Black Cat, it’s that she’s a master thief and it’s exactly that skill that puts things in motion in the film as Hardy has stolen from the wrong people and now everyone, including Silver Sable, is out to get her.
Though the pair shares the title of the film, Sable is unquestionably the film’s protagonist. Her father, Ernst, and her Symkarian people play a major role in the events of the film and drive her personal vendetta against the film’s main villain, Mendel Stromm. No spoilers here, but Stromm’s experimentation on the Symkarian people and dealings with her father have left a very, very bad taste in her mouth and she is absolutely out for vengeance. While she is ostensibly brought into the film to chase down Felicia Hardy, she does so because she believes it will put her into contact with Stromm.
Hardy, as we mentioned, as everyone out to get her because she’s been taking things that don’t belong to her using what’s being described as an “enhancement” by Stromm. It’ll be interesting to see just what those enhancements are and how, if at all, they tie into her good luck “powers” she’s traditionally had in the comics. Now that she’s on the run, Stromm and those that fund his work, want her back. To that end, Stromm sends Tarantula and Scorpion for her only to find she’s already been caught by Silver Sable.
Sable, who is working for the U.S. Department of Justice as a bounty hunter, is leading the team we mentioned in last months piece which seems to be a nod to her comic book Wild Pack. Her business with Hardy is just business, but through it she means to settle the score with Stromm and she has no compulsions about dragging the Black Cat into her fight.
Sony is looking to cast particularly young actresses in these roles, looking for women in their early to mid-twenties, indicating that they will be more than one-and-done deals. With Sony’s plan to introduce Jessica Drew and other female heroes, the actresses cast in Silver and Black will likely be signing multi-picture deals.
That’s a wrap on Silver and Black for the week! Stay tuned here for more as we continue to deliver info you’re just not getting anywhere else!!!