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Back in April 2013, Marvel Studios reclaimed the rights to Daredevil, after 20th Century Fox failed to get production started on their proposed reboot, which Joe Carnahan was at one time set to direct. What wasn't known at the time is whether Daredevil characters Kingpin and Elektra came with this deal. Today, Kevin Feige reveals in an interview with IGN that the studio does have the rights to Elektra in full and at least partial rights to Kingpin.
Marvel currently has a shared rights deal for the characters Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch with 20th Century Fox, since these characters pop up in both the Avengers comics and the X-Men comics. The deal includes provisions that Marvel Studios can't reference the characters' X-Men history, »
While promoting "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," producer Matt Tolmach spoke about the upcoming "Sinister Six" spin-off, revealing that director Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) is not sticking to the comics to choose which six villains will make up the team. "Nothing is sacred," he said. "It's going to be the best Six that you can imagine, but it's going to make sense in the world that we're building." It's likely that Electro (Jamie Foxx), The Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan) will be part of the six members. Plus, there is the other Goblin, played by Chris Cooper. And since Venom is getting a spin-off, The Lizard (Rhys Ifans) was left alive, and both Doctor Octopus and The Vulture are hinted at in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," they are possibilities as well. This means that the original Sinister Six villains, like Mysterio, Kraven the Hunter and Sandman, »
Sony has told Spider-Man fans that a Sinister Six movie is coming. Heck, we even know that Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard will helm the spinoff film. But before you go assuming which classic members of Spider-Man.s rogues gallery will be front and center in the Sinister Six movie, consider the recent comments of The Amazing Spider-Man producer Matt Tolmach. The producer was speaking with IGN ahead of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opening in the UK, and he cautioned that the traditional Sinister Six lineup isn.t Gospel. Said Tolmach: "Nothing is sacred. I mean it.s going to be the best Six that you can imagine, but it.s going to make sense in the world that we.re building." Anyone paying attention to the trailers for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 knows that Doctor Octopus and The Vulture were hinted at in the confines of Oscorp: »
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in a few weeks, but Sony continues to busily construct the architecture to turn its solo superhero franchise into a multi-spinoff megafranchise, with villain-centric films about The Sinister Six and Venom promising to offer a slightly darker alternative to the glitter-bright Marvel Studios universe. (If you will, Sony’s Spider-verse is the Hot Topic to Marvel Studios’ Pacific Sunwear.) The Sinister Six appears closer to reality, with Drew Goddard apparently onboard to write-direct. But the studio also dropped a potentially big hint about the Venom film on the Daily Bugle Tumblr built for Amazing Spider-Man 2. »
- Darren Franich
The Amazing Spider-Man spin-off The Sinister Six is quickly building speed, with many fans excited to see this classic line-up of villains on the big screen. But even though The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is working hard to bring these guys together, which is a thread that will be carried over into The Amazing Spider-Man 3, don't expect to see the original comic book characters in the final movie.
Producers Matthew Tolmach and Avi Arad are promising the best 6 villains the Spider-Man universe has to offer, which means the debut incarnation of this bad guy gang may be changed or altered for the big screen. Tolmach explains,
"Nothing is sacred. I mean it's going to be the best Six that you can imagine, but it's going to make sense in the world that we're building."
A clear timeline is finally starting to materialize for the growing “Amazing Spider-Man” franchise.
“Before we know what we do with ‘Spider-Man 4,’ we’re going to do ‘Sinister Six,’ ‘Venom’ and ‘Spider-Man 3,’ “Amazing Spider-Man 2″ producer Matt Tolmach told Den of Geek. “There is going to be a lot of crossover in those movies. So we’re just not at ‘Spider-Man 4′ because we still have a whole other ‘Spider-Man’ movie and two other movies. So we don’t know yet what ['Spider-Man 4'] is going to be.”
- Maane Khatchatourian
For the first time that I can remember since I started writing for Collider in 2010, director Peter Weir's The Truman Show made headlines this week when we learned that Paramount is developing a TV series adaptation of the film. While I won't waste any space today discussing my feelings on the adaptation (mostly because there aren't any real details to dissect as of now), I will absolutely take this opportunity to talk about my adoration of the film. The Truman Show ranks among my all-time favorites with ease and, if pressed to name a lone favorite, it would likely make that cut too. I actually didn't watch it until my second year of college, circa 2007, but I credit that first viewing as a benchmark cinematic experience for me; one that helped me begin to understand the impact that a movie could have on a person's outlook and perception of the world around them. »
- Jason Barr
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Sinister Six, Venom, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America 3, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, Batman vs. Superman, Arrow, Batman: Strange Days, Son of Batman, Teen Titans Go! and more….
We’ve already seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier setting box office records, and now we’re just days away from the arrival of 2014′s second superhero offering The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is due to open here in the UK on Wednesday ahead of a North American release on May 2nd. The Marc Webb-directed sequel is currently tracking a $95 million opening weekend in the States, which would put it roughly on par with that of The Winter Soldier. Flickering »
- Gary Collinson
So it may be a tale of redemption.
“There’s no such thing as just a villain,” claimed Tolmach to IGN. “There are villains by virtue of choices that people make but they always begin as humans, as characters. As flawed people; as tragic people.”
Arad added, “And everybody’s looking for redemption; they’re unforgiven. Would you see one of the Sinister Six starting to feel like that? Yes. And people love it, by the way. They love when a villain finds his way back because we’re all very forgiving.”
As for Spider-Man, the producers are mummed about the hero’s presence in the villains’ movie. Arad admitted Spidey did bring them all together.
“As long as there’s that one thing »
- Gig Patta
Movie News: The Goonies, Wreck-It Ralph and Gremlins may be getting new movies. Oh, and Police Academy may be coming back, too. In more remake news, Timecop is back on. Captain America 3 is definitely happening. And a Mystique spin-off may happen as well. Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) will direct the Spider-Man spin-off Sinister Six. The Truman Show is getting its own TV show. Sadly, Mickey Rooney passed away this week. The Geek Stuff: The discussions: Who should play a James Bond villain? What is the best movie about nerds? What child actor do you see having a long career? What female superhero should get her own movie first? Did you catch this Easter egg in Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Speaking of Cap, Robert Downey Jr...
- Peter Hall
We hope you can forgive us for getting slightly confused about the slate of upcoming "Spider-Man"-derived movies Sony is planning to trotting out in the next few years. In addition to next month's "Amazing Spider-Man 2," they have already scheduled "Amazing Spider-Man 3" for May 27, 2016, and tentatively penciled in three more movies: "Amazing Spider-Man 4," and the villain-centered spin-off movies "Sinister Six" and "Venom." Well at least we know when those movies will be coming.
According to Den of Geek, producer Matt Tolmach has stated that the two spin-off movies will come before "Amazing Spider-Man 4" (which would retain star Andrew Garfield but lose director Marc Webb, who is stepping down after the third movie). "Before we know what we do with 'Spider-Man 4,' we're going to do 'Sinister Six,' 'Venom' and 'Spider-Man 3.' There is going to be a lot of crossover in those movies," Tolmach explained. "So we're just »
- Drew Taylor
In the wake of confirmation earlier this week that Drew Goddard will be both writing and directing Columbia Pictures' The Amazing Spider-Man spinoff, The Sinister Six , IGN had a chance to sit down with Spider-producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, who dropped a few details about the supervillain team-up. "[E]verybody's looking for redemption," says Arad. "They're unforgiven... As long as there's that one thing in common: they'll hate Spider-Man. They'll hate him because he's so different from them. But then, you know when you sit by yourself somewhere and you think about it, they all had a different life at one time and that's what's so beautiful about the Spider-Man universe." "There's no such thing as just a villain," adds »
Last year, Sony Pictures announced that "The Amazing Spider-Man 3" will hit theaters on June 10th, 2016, which will then be followed by "The Amazing Spider-Man 4" on May 4th, 2018. Now, producer Matt Tolmach revealed that the "Venom" and "The Sinister Six" spin-offs will be released between those two sequels. "Before we know what we do with 'Spider-Man 4,' we're going to do 'Sinister Six,' 'Venom' and 'Spider-Man 3,'" he said. "There is going to be a lot of crossover in those movies. So we're just not at 'Spider-Man 4,' because we still have a whole other Spider-Man movie and two other movies. So we don't know yet what ['Spider-Man 4'] is going to be." It's already been revealed that "Venom" will be directed by Alex Kurtzman, while Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) will take on "The Sinister Six." »
(Cbr) In space, no one can hear you scream — unless you’re on Mars, in which case, if you listen closely, you might pick up on a few yelps that sound an awful lot like Matt Damon. Damon is being eyed to star in a new space-thriller titled "The Martian", according to The Wrap. The film boasts a premise that evokes memories of "Gravity", the 2013 drama that won Alfonso Cuaron an Academy Award for best director. Like "Gravity", "The Martian" centers on an imperiled astronaut, stranded far away from Earth. Unlike "Gravity", this thriller follows an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars and needs to figure out how to survive long enough to return to Earth. Previously, "Cabin in the Woods" filmmaker Drew Goddard was attached to direct "The Martian" for 20th Century Fox. He has since departed the film, due to his commitments to Sony’s "Sinister Six" spinoff »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
One of the biggest questions about Sony’s planned Sinister Six and Venom movies is whether or not Spider-Man will somehow be involved in them. After all, a Sinister Six spin-off which serves as an Avengers-level event with Spidey battling six of his greatest foes sounds an awful lot more appealing than an origin story for the team!
Talking to HeyUGuys’ own Ben Mortimer at the world premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 tonight, producer Matt Tolmach was quizzed about Spider-Man making an appearance in Drew Goddard’s Sinister Six, and his refusal to confirm or deny Spidey’s involvement may leave us with a lot to mull over.
“We’ll see. That would be an enormous spoiler I cannot give you. I’ll just say that anything is possible. That’s the fun of that, and that is what you see in some of those Marvel movies. Once you »
- Josh Wilding
According to insider estimates, the movie could earn as much as $100 million when it swing into theaters on May 2.
The $95 million estimate would put Sony’s pic more than $30 million ahead of the “The Amazing Spider-Man” and on par with Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which bowed to a record-breaking $96 million last weekend. “The Amazing Spider-Man” went on to gross $752 million worldwide ($262 million domestic).
Sony rebooted the Spider-Man franchise in 2012, five years after the mega-success of Sam Raimi’s trilogy. However, the movie series has grossed less so far with Andrew Garfield as Spidey. Each of the Tobey Maguire-starring “Spider-Man” movies earned more during their opening weekends and overall, both Stateside and worldwide, than “Amazing Spider-Man.” The final chapter of Raimi’s »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Sony has big plans for their Spider-Man universe, and it doesn’t look like they’ll be slowing down any time soon. With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 getting ready to swing into theatres, all eyes are turning towards its sequels, as well as the two spin-offs that the studio has commissioned: Sinister Six (which Drew Goddard will helm) and Venom (which will have Alex Kurtzman behind the camera). Of course, the big question is which of these films will come first and today, thanks to Den of Geek, we kind of have our answer.
While speaking to producer Matt Tolmach, they asked which Spider-Man movie would be arriving on Sony’s May 4th, 2018 release date, which the studio locked in last year. Tolmach responded by saying the following:
- Matt Joseph
Take another look @ at a press release from Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures and Hannah Minghella, president of Production for the studio, detailing plans for a new "Venom" movie, spinning off from "The Amazing Spider-Man 2":
"...in a move to forge a new legacy in the story of 'Peter Parker' on screen, Sony Pictures Entertainment, in association with Marvel Entertainment, is developing several new projects in the 'Spider-Man' franchise, with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, Ed Solomon and Drew Goddard to collaborate on overseeing the developing story over several films that will be produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach...
"The five writers, along with the two producers and Marc Webb, have formed a franchise brain trust to expand the universe for the brand and to develop a continuous tone and thread throughout the films. Under the deals, the studio announced that Kurtzman & Orci & Pinkner »
- Michael Stevens
According to reports, Drew Goddard ("The Cabin In The Woods") will direct the first "Amazing Spider-Man 2" spin-off, based on classic Marvel Comics characters created by writer Stan Lee and illustrator Steve Ditko:
"Sinister Six", one of the first "Amazing Spider-Man" spinoffs, is based on a screenplay Goddard wrote featuring a team of super-villains, drawn from Spider-Man's list of enemies. The original incarnation of the group was organized by 'Doctor Octopus' and first appeared in "The Amazing Spider-Man Annual" #1 (January 1964).
Doctor Octopus contacts every known enemy of 'Spider-Man', but only 'Vulture', 'Electro', 'Kraven the Hunter', 'Mysterio' and 'Sandman' respond. Knowing he'd never be able to keep the team together for long, Doctor Octopus quickly formulates a battle plan in which each individual member of the 'Sinister Six' would battle Spider-Man in a carefully chosen location.
Spider-Man himself had his own problems, as he had somehow lost his »
- Michael Stevens
Last summer, Sony Pictures surprised everyone by planning way ahead with release dates for The Amazing Spider-Man 3 on June 10th, 2016 and The Amazing Spider-Man 4 on May 4th, 2018. Then the studio revealed just how big their Spider-Man universe would be by announcing villain spin-off films Venom and The Sinister Six, the latter just gaining Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard. Though neither of those latter two films have official release dates yet, producer Matt Tolmach gives us an idea of what's happening with The Amazing Spider-Man release plan, and it might mean some date jockeying. Read on! Speaking with Den of Geek (via THR), Tolmach says: “Before we know what we do with Spider-Man 4, we're going to do Sinister Six, Venom and Spider-Man 3. There is going to be a lot of crossover in those movies. So we're just not at Spider-Man 4, because we still have a whole other »
- Ethan Anderton
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