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'Sinister Six' & 'Venom' to Hit Theaters Before 'Amazing Spider-Man 4'

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April 10, 2014
Source: Den of Geek

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Last summer, Sony Pictures surprised everyone by planning way ahead with release dates for The Amazing Spider-Man 3 on June 10th, 2016 and The Amazing Spider-Man 4 on May 4th, 2018. Then the studio revealed just how big their Spider-Man universe would be by announcing villain spin-off films Venom and The Sinister Six, the latter just gaining Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard. Though neither of those latter two films have official release dates yet, producer Matt Tolmach gives us an idea of what's happening with The Amazing Spider-Man release plan, and it might mean some date jockeying. Read on!

Speaking with Den of Geek (via THR), Tolmach says:

“Before we know what we do with Spider-Man 4, we're going to do Sinister Six, Venom and Spider-Man 3. There is going to be a lot of crossover in those movies. So we're just not at Spider-Man 4, because we still have a whole other Spider-Man movie and two other movies. So we don't know yet what [Spider-Man 4] is going to be.”

That makes perfect sense, especially since The Amazing Spider-Man 3 will be Marc Webb's last film in the franchise, and star Andrew Garfield has revealed that he's not yet contracted beyond the third film. In fact, Tolmach confirms that the 2018 placeholder may not specifically be for The Amazing Spider-Man 4, but simply for a film in the Spider-Man franchise in general. So there's a chance that we might see Venom or The Sinister Six take that release date instead.

Of course, those films could possibly get off the ground before 2018. That seems unlikely, mostly because The Amazing Spider-Man 3 doesn't arrive until 2016, and getting three Spider-Man films done in the span of two years seems like a tall order, even with different directors and writers working on them. The question is just how will these villain spin-offs change the game for Spider-Man and lead into a fourth film in the franchise. But first and foremost, we're still wondering how Venom and The Sinister Six will work without the presence of Spider-Man as the hero. Stay tuned for any updates.

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  • Tyler Morgan
    It's almost exhausting being inundated with so much future-oriented Marvel news. "We plan on doing Civil War 2 in 2076 before we REALLY launch into the interesting stuff in the 22nd century..."
    • Vos_L
      This is all Sony. Marvel doesn't own the Spider-Man movie rights.
  • Astroboy3000
    I hope we get to see Carnage somewhere in there.
    • OfficialJab
      I'd pay triple the ticket price.
  • Ryan Thomas Hardy
    The only reason Sony wants to do this is to catch up with Marvel & Disney. Sorry Sony but your way too late to the game. There is honestly no need for a Venom and Sinister film, just focus on merging the characters within the Spider-Man films and that's how your going to build a steady universe. It wouldn't make sense for Venom as a villain to have his own film before appearing in the Spider-Man reboot. Unless they are planning Venom for The Amazing Spider-Man 3(Coughs). I say just semi reboot the entire franchise after Webb leaves, keep some elements and change some. I don't like what Webb is doing with the franchise and am glad he's checking out early. Heck I wouldn't even mind if they bring back Raimi and do a Spider-Man crossover with Tobey and Garfield like Shattered Dimensions.
    • Rock n Rollllll
      I like what Webb is doing. Just because hes under Sony it doesnt mean hes doing a terrible job, obviously the new franchise thus far is showing to be successful otherwise a 3rd installment wouldnt already be considered. Certain people may gripe about the new spiderman but if youre a reader of the comics, then those select few know that Marc Webb is paying justice to the comic. I'm sorry but Raimi did not do a good job with the story, acting, or direction. It was cool when it came out cause it was one of the first of its kind as far as visual effects but now looking back, theres just too many things wrong with Raimi's franchise.
    • Vos_L
      I'm kind of glad they are making Venom and Sinister Six movies. After those movies are flops at the box office, maybe Sony will finally be open to selling the Spider-Man movie rights back to Marvel. They have to keep making Spider-Man movies to keep the license and this is apparently their way to stretch out the license as long as possible. These guys are delusional trying to copy the Avengers thing too. These new Spider-Man movies can barely stay on pace with Captain America and Thor at the box office, let alone Iron Man or The Avengers. Trying to turn one superhero and his rogues gallery into an entire cinematic universe is ridiculous.
  • DAVIDPD
    PLOT TWIST!!!~

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