Spider-Man fans have been a lucky bunch lately – in addition to Sony’s announcement in June that third and fourth installments in The Amazing Spider-Man series have been already scheduled for 2016 and 2018, respectively, rumors have persisted throughout the development of upcoming sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 that Sony may be setting in motion plans for a cinematic formation of super-villain team the Sinister Six.
Those rumors gained a lot of credibility today when during a video interview with TotalFilm, Jamie Foxx, who will play main antagonist Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, gave the following statement, which might contain a MAJOR SPOILER for the new movie, depending on how you interpret it.
Check out what he had to say below:
Yes, they actually talked about it, the Sinister Six. So, fingers crossed, because when you think about it, electricity never dies, it just goes to a different place.
You can watch the interview here:
A movie featuring the Sinister Six would be a dream come true for many fans of the webslinger, myself included. Though the members of the super-villain team have varied considerably throughout different comic-book series, most incarnations of the team have featured Electro, which gives some heft to the idea that Foxx could appear in multiple Amazing Spider-Man movies as the villain, recruiting teammates with each subsequent appearance.
Other prominent some-time members of the team have included Doctor Octopus, the Green Goblin, Kraven the Hunter, Venom, Vulture, Sandman and Mysterio. One picture from the set of next year’s sequel seems like blatant table-setting for the formation of this group, and I’m sure you’ll be able to tell which.
With Russian crime boss the Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and high-powered suit Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper) both appearing in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, there’s certainly a possibility that Sony is actively pulling together some of Spider-Man’s most dangerous villains in order to introduce the Sinister Six in the fourth or (inevitable) fifth film.
There’s no doubt that watching Spider-Man face off against a unified front of evildoers would make for a thrilling superhero movie, so I definitely will be keeping my fingers crossed.
The plot synopsis for the superhero sequel is below:
In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens May 2nd, 2014. Will you be in line? And do you think that introducing the Sinister Six is a good idea? Let us know in the comments!