Gina Prince Bythewood Becomes First Black Woman To Direct A Superhero Film

May 26, 2017  |  

 

Gina Prince Bythewood is making moves out here.

According to Deadline, Bythewood, the director of Love And Basketball, Beyond The Lights, The Secret Life of Bees and the Fox series “Shots Fired” is set to direct Silver & Black. The film is based on characters from the Marvel Universe revolving around Spider-Man.

Deadline reports that Bythewood will rewrite the script originally crafted by Christopher Yost, the man behind Thor: The Dark World.

So about these characters. Silver Sable owns a company that hunts war criminals and Black Cat is an acrobatic cat burglar who had a romantic relationship in the Spider-Man comics.

In directing the new film, Bythewood will become the first Black woman and woman of color, period to direct a superhero movie.

Silver & Black is scheduled to hit theaters in October 2018.

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