We haven’t heard much about them since Sony’s initial announcement, but Roberto Orci, writer of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, has shed some light on both the Venom and Sinister Six spin-off films. PLUS, we’ve got some awesome new pictures from TASM2, which you can check out after the jump!

In an interview with IGN (see full interview at link), Roberto Orci gave some insight on just how a Sinister Six or Venom movie could work, which fans have been questioning due to the villainous nature of those characters.

That’s the discussion we’re having right now; how exactly do you do that, and how do you do it without betraying the audience and making them all mean? Drew Goddard [Cabin in the Woods] is going to be writing that one, so it’s kind of his problem. [Laughs] I’m kidding. We’re all working on each other’s stuff. So we want to be true to it, but there are some antiheroes in this day and age. There’s been examples of that even on TV — Vic Mackey on The Shield, one of the great antiheroes of all time. There are ways to milk that story. Audiences have seen everything. They’ve seen all the good guys who never do anything wrong. Is there a story in seeing the other side? That’s the challenge, and that’s the fun. I’m not sure how we’re going to do that yet.

That’s something of an obvious approach, and I can see that working for a movie about Venom, but it’s hard to picture that same format working for the Sinister Six. Either way, this does seem like just about the only plausible way to have a film based on either the Sinister Six or Venom and make it fit in the same universe. The Sinister Six couldn’t really drop their vendetta against Spidey and go full-on hero mode, could they?

Touching back on The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and more specifically the role that OsCorp will play in the movie, Orci noted that the corporation would indeed play a major role from here on out.

Oscorp plays an important part in how our villains get created, obviously, in the first one. So because Peter becoming Spider-Man came out of that, rather than saying, “And then this alien came from space,” or whatever, they’re doing human-hybrid, weird stuff at Oscorp. That’s where Gwen Stacy works anyway as well. So the idea of it representing the good and the bad of science, that it can do great things, but it can also mess you up and do weird things and transform people — as all science can be used for good or bad. So it’s nice to have that organizing principal, but it wasn’t like, “We must keep it at Oscorp.” It flowed naturally from the story development.

It makes perfect sense, as practically any Spidey villain could come from a failed OsCorp experiment, or a successful evil experiment. Regardless of how they’re going to bring the villains into the world, it’s an interesting notion that villains would be starring in their own films, and a tragic accident could be just the thing to turn a normal guy into some sort of monster.

In related Spider-Man news, Total Film has some new exclusive pictures from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which you can check out below!


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So, there’s your daily dose of The Amazing Spider-Man news! Do you think Orci’s ideas for Sinister Six and Venom will work? What do you think of the new TASM2 screens? Let us know!

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