In fewer than two decades, the Spider-Man franchise has already amassed a history of stops and restarts. But the most surprising were the sudden cancellations of Amazing Spider-Man 3 and the spin-offs planned to follow. It was confusing and strange, but there’s an interesting story behind why the sequel to a successful movie got tossed in the garbage. Continue reading
When Marvel and Sony teamed up to reboot Spider-Man and introduce the superhero into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans were excited as hell! Of course, in the process some things were sacrificed like the Sinister Six movie that Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) was developing. I was more excited about that project than anything else Sony was working on before Marvel came into the picture.
In a recent interview with io9, Goddard opened up about his original vision of the film, explaining that it would have been standalone Spider-Man movie set in the world of The Amazing Spider-Man, and it would have featured the return of Andrew Garfield as the web-slinger. Continue reading
Last night, Marvel Studios broke the internet once again by revealing they would co-produce a new Spider-Man movie in 2017 after introducing the character into the Marvel Cinematic Universe via one of their own films. Now, The Wall Street Journal reports that Spidey’s debut feature in the MCU will be none other than Captain America: Civil War, set for release on May 6, 2016. Continue reading
It’s been a mess over at Sony Pictures for the last few months, and know one knows exactly what the hell they plan on doing with their Spider-Man franchise. The future of the superhero is up in the air, but it looks like they still plan on moving forward with that Sinister Six spin-off film, which is being developed by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods). The studio recently posted this image teasing Sinister Six on their official International Facebook page:
The English translation of the text in the image (thanks to ComicBook.com) is, “We have plans for you … #Spider-Man.” I’m not sure why they would post this if they weren’t still planning on making the movie. Last year, Sony gave Sinister Six a release date of November 11th, 2016. I wonder if they still plan on trying to get the movie done by then.
I’m a fan of Goddard’s work, and I’d like to think that he could pull off an awesome Sinister Six film. It really could be good if the studio executives don’t try to screw it up with their terrible ideas of what they think a good super villain movie should be.
The Vulture and Doctor Octopus are the only two characters represented in the image, and as you know they were also teased at the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which also included Electro, Rhino, and the Goblin. Now, I assume since they “have plans” for Spider-Man, that the web-slinger will also be in the movie. As I’ve said before, it would be hard to make a movie with a bunch of Spider-Man villains without Spider-Man. It’s just not sounding like Andrew Garfield will be involved this time around.
I do have another theory about what this might mean. Maybe this is for the previously announced Amazing Spider-Man 3, and instead of crowding a movie with six villains, they are only going to focus on Vulture and Doc Ock as the main antagonists. That kind of contradicts everything that we’ve heard surrounding the superhero up until this point, though.
What are your thoughts on what the image means? Honestly with all the stuff going down with sony and spider-man unofficially joining the mcu project i thought this movie was scrapped!