When Sony was preparing its Spider-Man movie universe, they announced a lot of plans. There was supposed to be an Amazing Spider-Man 3 movie to finish off the trilogy, a Sinister Six movie where the villains took front and center, a Black Cat movie, and more. The most interesting of these was the Sinister Six movie.
There are two things that was interesting about that movie. The first was that it was bad guys in the lead roles. That situation will be sated when Suicide Squad comes out from DC Comics and Warner Bros. this year, one of my most anticipated movies coming out from DC Comics.
The second thing that excited me was the fact that Drew Goddard was making Sinister Six. The last movie that Goddard made was The Cabin in the Woods, one of the best horror movies to hit in years when it comes to fun-factor. I wanted to see what he could accomplish with a comic book movie.
He may still get that chance, which is actually a huge surprise.
When Marvel struck the agreement to take over Spider-Man, and planted him back in high school and in the Captain America: Civil War movie, it looked like any former plans were dead in the water. Goddard said in a recent interview with io9 that he still holds out hope that his movie could come to fruition.
“The tricky part about all this is I love this 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, what would his Sinister Six movie look like?
“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.”
It sounds very cool and I want to see it.
For now, we get Tom Holland as Spider-Man and Marisa Tomei as Aunt May (!!!) in a movie directed by Jon Watts and written by Vacation writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. After appearing in Captain America: Civil War, his new solo movie will hit on July 28, 2017.
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