Gina Prince-Bythewood

We were thrilled to learn that Love and Basketball and The Secret Lives of Bees director Gina Prince-Bythewood was taking the helm of the upcoming Spider-Man spin-off film, Silver & Black, becoming the first black woman to direct a big-budget superhero movie. With Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman kicking ass at the box office the way it is, Prince-Bythewood is more than ready to bring superheroes to the big screen.

Like just about every woman in America (and globally, as Wonder Woman’s worldwide box office currently stands at $570 million), Prince-Bythewood went to see Wonder Woman, and was immediately filled with inspiration and a sense of possibility. In an interview with Vulture, she says of the experience, “I remember there was a point in the movie where I was staring up at the screen, just letting the feeling wash over me that I’m watching a woman leading the film and she’s the hero and she’s badass. It just felt good. I lived in that feeling for a couple days.”

Now, she’ll be bringing female superheroes to the big screen herself for Sony in Silver & Black. Get ready for Silver Sable and Black Cat! In doing so, she becomes the third …read more

Source:: Tthe Mary Sue.com – Movies-and-TV

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