At one point in time, Drew Goodard was all set to write and direct a Sinister Six film for Sony. Then, the email hack happened and, well, the rest is history. The project was apparently scrapped and Marvel stepped in and took over the webslinger’s future, placing him into their cinematic universe and prepping a solo outing for the character that’s set to arrive in 2017 and will act as a reboot.
However, it looks like that Sinister Six movie could still make it to the big screen one day. Or at least, the idea of making it happen is still floating around. While talking to i09, Goddard said that all hope is not lost yet, and we may just have to wait a few years.
My vision of that movie was a summer annual. So you didn’t have to worry about continuity. It was just, ‘We take Peter, put him on an adventure, we put him back in his life.’ I intentionally wanted a movie that didn’t have to worry about mythology and continuity. It was important to me to make a movie that could stand on its own. So the good news is, you know, [laughs], it slots in very well to any plan anybody ever wants. We just need to let a couple years go by, I think.
The tricky part about all this is I love this new plan, I love that you get to see Spider-Man in Marvel movies. I think that’s a great thing. I’m on board with that decision because as a fan that’s what I want. So who knows what the future holds? This is Hollywood, man, you’ve gotta play the long game.”
So, it appears that despite what we originally heard, Marvel may still move ahead with a Sinister Six film. Of course, it would definitely be some time before anything official got started, but given Goodard’s status as one of the hottest writers in Hollywood at the moment, and his already solid relationship with the studio, we can certainly see this happening. We might just have to be patient.
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