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.
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
I really loved TASM 2 and I have to say it is the best Spider-Man film ever made. Andrew Garfield is really just too perfect as Peter Parker and the villains specially Electro was amazing. It really was the most emotional and action packed Spider-Man film and really felt like something taken out of the pages of a comic. I don't understand the hate for it. I think Sony should have stuck with their guts and put out TASM 3 for 2016. The 2018 wait is a bummer but at least we have Sinister Six which is a perfect idea to introduce more of Spider-Man's own rogue gallery to set up for the next film and I do hope at least Spider-Man gets a cameo or nod in it.
Stephen Ritchie on Jul 23, 2014
Oh and I will like to see Zac Efron play Nathan Drake in the Uncharted movie. Seeing him now in films he is really an amazing actor and a role like this would be perfect for him. He really displays qualities of the character not only in appearance.
Stephen Ritchie on Jul 23, 2014
I'm not worried about The Amazing Spider-Man franchise anymore, good to see everything seems to be back on track, especially with Sinister Six being released before TASM3 which sounds really interesting and tempting 🙂
Tuomas Lassila on Jul 23, 2014
I want more UNCHARTED news. I am very curious who will be cast as Drake.
DAVIDPD on Jul 23, 2014
I've never played Uncharted (which I should) but from what it seems like, is a current gen Indy adventure; so with that said, I think Drake should be played by either Brad Cooper or Josh Holloway!
JBrotsis on Jul 23, 2014
I'm a 40-year-old gamer who has gone casual in recent years. I had the opportunity to play through Uncharted 2 on a friend's PS3 a couple of years ago (taking turns at the controller), and it was a great game experience. Really nice set pieces and scripting and looked and sounded amazing... far better than I expected.
cobrazombie on Jul 24, 2014
From what I've seen, it reminds me of Indy and the Far Cry games. Is it kinda like those?
JBrotsis on Jul 25, 2014
This might be one where they could get away with a quality unknown actor.
OfficialJab on Jul 24, 2014
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