Sony Picture Shuffles 'Spider-Man' Dates, Sets 'Uncharted' for 2016
by Ethan Anderton
July 23, 2014
The future timeline of The Amazing Spider-Man franchise and the planned spin-offs has been uncertain since the second film in the franchise didn't do quite as well as Sony Pictures hoped. Originally, The Amazing Spider-Man 3 was dated for June 10th, 2016, and the studio was figuring when they wanted to throw the spin-offs into theaters after that. But now Sony has decided to mix things up by setting The Sinister Six for release on November 11th, 2016 and then following it up with the third film in the primary franchise (likely summer) in 2018. But the vacated summer 2016 date won't be empty. Read on!
Sony has decided to fill the June 10th, 2016 with their video game adventure adaptation of Uncharted, directed by King of Kong and Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon and written by David Guggenheim (Safe House). Of course, the studio is still trying to figure out who will play the main character of Nathan Drake. Rumblings have Mark Wahlberg back in the mix, but that's far from a sure thing. Bradley Cooper was once linked to the project, and that would be a nice franchise for him to land. But all fans really want is Nathan Fillion to take the role (though it'll never happen).
The big news is obviously Sony being shaken up by the performance of The Amazing Spider-Man franchise, and they're obviously rethinking their whole approach to the whole universe they wanted to bring to the big screen. Maybe The Sinister Six will help lead up to an epic conclusion in The Amazing Spider-Man 3, but then what happens to Venom? We're still not sure how an entire film about the villains is smart when audiences are turning out less and less for the main character in the Spider-Man universe, but whatever.