Hey, remember when Sony was going to create a huge comic book universe based only on Spider-Man characters? Of course you don’t. That was a silly move by studio folk that couldn’t make a single decent Spider-Man movie. Spider-Man?! Anyway, one of the projects that Sony had in mind was Sinister Six, and great pains were taken to set up that project in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but with the rights to Spider-Man, at least partially, going back to Marvel, all that Sinister Six talk dried up. However, the man that was to make the Sinister Six film says that there’s still a chance, however small, that it can still see the light of day.
In a new interview with io9, Drew Goddard, who’s currently promoting his role as screenwriter of Ridley Scott’s The Martian, talked about the one that got away…
“My vision of that movie was a summer annual. So you didn’t have to worry about continuity. It was just, ‘We take Peter, put him on an adventure, we put him back in his life.’ I intentionally wanted a movie that didn’t have to worry about mythology and continuity. It was important to me to make a movie that could stand on its own. So the good news is, you know, [laughs], it slots in very well to any plan anybody ever wants. We just need to let a couple years go by, I think.”
It’s a sound concept, but it makes you wonder exactly how much Spider-Man was going to be a part of the story, and how much Spider-Man can there be in a movie before it’s technically a Spider-Man movie and not a spin-off featuring the Sinister Six. Still, if anyone is in a position to do anything, and they are interested in making a Sinister Six movie, it’s not likely to happen for a while yet. We’re still about two years away from the full re-introduction of Spider-Man to moviegoers.
Sinister Six was supposed to feature The Vulture, Electro, The Lizard, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio and Doctor Octopus, but Sony wanted Sandman to be tagged in instead one of the other six. The movie was set for a release date of November 2016, but now it’s in limbo. In the meantime, look for your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, and his own, as-yet-untitled solo film in the Summer of 2017.