It wasn’t too incredibly long ago that we broke the news about the production timeline for Sony’s second installment in their Marvel Universe, Silver and Black. The film, which was set to follow the recently wrapped Venom into Atlanta for principal photography with some on location shots being added in Mexico, had been slotted in the schedule for early March. Now it seems that there may be a bit of a hitch in Sony’s plans.
We’ve recently heard from a source with knowledge of the production that Silver and Black has been delayed indefinitely with no new start date set for the film. With the original start date just over a week away, there has been no casting news either from our sources or official channels, so this news has not caught us entirely off guard. Since we first caught word from our source, Sony hired Lindsey Beer and Geneva Robertson-Dworet to take a turn at the screenplay. Rumors have swirled that Sony may have their film and TV studio up for sale sooner than later under the new chief executive, Kenichiro Yoshida, though there has been no word on any official discussions, so perhaps they are now carefully re-evaluating which films they want to produce.
While production is delayed, it’s important to stress the indefinite nature of the delay. While it’s easy to hear “forever” when you hear “indefinite”, it simply means the period of time has not been defined; it could be a few days or weeks just as easily as it could be any other period of time. In fact, by the time you read this, Sony could have already re-slotted the film for a new start date. In the meantime, we will continue to keep in touch with our source and bring you any updates as soon as they are made available to us.