Silver & Black, previously announced not long after Venom, has finally been cancelled by the studio after numerous delays, with development now proceeding on two separate films for the characters Black Cat and Silver Sable. "Because our character does not originate from Spider-Man, it makes no sense to put a spider on his chest".
Panitch emphasized this new Sony's Universe of Marvel Characters will embrace diversity, "We feel there's no reason the Marvel characters shouldn't be able to embrace diversity". Sony has also had discussions on other Spider-Man characters such as Silk and Nightwatch, with Variety reporting that the Spidey adjacent superhero Jackpot is also in the works for her own movie. Instead, Sony has plans to split the pair up and give each of them their own films and that the Black Cat will most likely be the first of the two. We'll just have to see if fans are understanding about the compromise. Adding a larger Marvel Universe spin to it raises the profile of the franchise significantly - as well as the inevitable confusion amongst casual moviegoers, who won't get all the particulars of why certain characters can't crossover, etc. Prince-Blythewood will still be attached as producer to both films, but it doesn't appear like she'll be helming either. According to Variety, Sony is crossing its fingers that Venom does well critically and financially so they can move forward with an "MCU" of their own, primarily all of the Spider-Man characters such as villains and other vigilantes for which they own the film rights. They are extending that relationship with Spider-Man sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Sony's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will mark Miles Morales' feature film debut and Peter Parker will be on hand to mentor the young hero as he begins his superhero career.