Sony Taps Gina Prince-Bythewood To Helm 'Spider-Man' Spin-Off

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The talented director will be the first Black woman to helm a big budget superhero film. 

The Marvel Universe has added another famed director to its roster.

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Deadline reports that Love & Basketball’s Gina Prince-Bythewood will helm the studio’s upcoming Spider-Man spin-off based on Silver Sable & Black Cat. The famed director will be the first Black woman to helm a big budget superhero movie. 

Bythewood’s recent project, Shots Fired, recently wrapped up its limited run. The director co-created the show with her husband, director and writer Reggie Rock Bythewood. 

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Silver Sable and Black Cat are two beloved characters in the Spider-Man series. Black Cat is an acrobatic cat burglar, while Silver Sable is a mercenary hunting down war criminals. 

Bythewood is the latest female director to join Sony’s push for more representation behind the camera. Michelle MacLaren will helm The Nightingale, while Elizabeth Banks will direct the latest Charlie’s Angels

Bythewood also joins Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins as the latest female director to helm a superhero film.

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