Drew Goddard to Helm Spider-Man Villain Spin-Off Film 'Sinister Six'
Towards the end of last year, Sony Pictures announced development of two spin-off films that will focus on villains from The Amazing Spider-Man universe that will be expanded greatly when the sequel arrives next month. The two films were titled Venom and The Sinister Six, and that tells us exactly what each film will focus on. While Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Ed Solomon were hired to write Venom, director Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) was hired to script The Sinister Six, and now THR has learned that he will also direct the comic book spin-off that will unite six of Spider-Man's foes for one film. More below!
It's not clear which villains will form the titular gang of bad guys, but the original line-up featured Doctor Octopus, Electro, Sandman, Mysterio, Vulture and Kraven the Hunter. We already know that Electro is the main villain in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but unless Spidey completely dispatches with him, it's always likely that he could return later. As for the other villains, we're still not sure. The trailers for next month's sequel has shown that Green Goblin and Rhino are part of the action, and there were also hints of Vulture and Doctor Octopus for keen eyes, but will they all make the cut?
The bigger concern is just how Sony Pictures plans to make an entire film focus on just the bad guys. Will Spider-Man be part of this film at all, or will it just focus on all the villains somehow? It's likely that Venom won't be part of the gang because, as we pointed out, the character has his own spin-off film that Alex Kurtzman will also direct. So how is all this Spider-Man universe building going to play out? Remember, there's a third and fourth Spider-Man film coming in 2016 and 2018, so anything can happen. We're skeptical of these spin-offs for now, but the hiring of Goddard to direct gives us hope. How about you?