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Last week, we reported that the Target exclusive Blu-ray release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 includes confirmation from director Marc Webb that the end credits stinger includes The Sinister Six villains Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio, although the filmmaker later admitted that he isn't even sure if they will appear in the spin-off. However, given Sony's recent announcement that The Sinister Six will hit theaters in 2016 and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 has been moved to 2018, some believe that these special features are already outdated.
Among the details Marc Webb revealed in last week's video include a deleted scene where The Gentleman a.k.a. Gustav Fiers (Michael Massee) approaches the cryogenically frozen head of Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper), which paves the way for the OsCorp founder to return for "the next movie," which we believe he meant The Amazing Spider-Man 3. We now know that "the next movie" will be The Sinister Six, »
During the end credits for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, fans could use the Shazam app, which revealed a series of images teasing the villainous lineup for the upcoming Sinister Six movie. The images are believed to represent Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Rhino, Vulture, Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio. We also showed you a TV spot for the Target-exclusive Blu-ray release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which includes a bonus disc that teases The Sinister Six. A video from that bonus disc has hit the web, where Marc Webb confirms Kraven and Mysterio are a part of The Sinister Six line-up.
Take a look at this video from YouTube user Amazing Spider Man, then read on for more details.
When the images were first revealed, some thought that the mask actually belonged to Chameleon, but that was debunked shortly thereafter. However, we reported in April, soon after the images debuted, that »
Sony clearly has big plans for its Spider-Man franchise, but how will it pan out? Seb looks at what we know, what might happen, and more...
Now that the dust has begun to settle on The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it’s about time to look forwards once more to what Sony’s Spider-franchise might have in store for us. With ambition far beyond simply producing solo Spider-Man films one after the other, the studio is apparently determined to build an entire franchise out of one set of character rights – it’s a bold stance, but one that will clearly require some creative lateral thinking when it comes to who they manage to make a hero out of.
Let’s take a look, then, at what we know about the future Spidey tie-ins, and for good measure what we can speculate about endlessly...
What’s definitely happening
A few months ago, »
Prior to Heath Ledger’s mesmerizing portrayal of The Joker in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, Molina’s Doc Ock was a strong contender for the greatest comic book baddie in cinematic history. However, as time has passed, the Spider-man franchise has slowly started to wither and lose the quality of its predecessors (as The Amazing Spider-man 2 proved). Now, as a method of maintaining interest and originality in the aging film series, Sony are paving the way for a number of spin-offs in the near future. The first of these spin-offs is Drew Goddard’s villain-orientated Sinister Six, which is set for release in November 2016.
With the villainous super-team gearing up to take over »
- Ben Read
Sneak Peek a new teaser introducing the "Sinister Six", a developing "Spider-Man" spin-off feature, focusing on a group of 'Spider-Man' villains, to be released November 11, 2016, written/directed by Drew Goddard ("Cabin In The Woods"), based on classic Marvel Comics characters created by writer Stan Lee and co-plotter, illustrator Steve Ditko:
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, Doc Ock 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 powers and prepared to return to normal life as a teenager. »
- Michael Stevens
Brit actor Charlie Cox ("Boardwalk Empire") plays Marvel Comics' "Daredevil" and Vincent D'Onofrio" is 'Kingpin' in the new Marvel/Netflix live-action series TV pilot "Daredevil", directed by Phil Abraham :
"...Marvel is proud to announce that acclaimed writer, director and producer Steven S. DeKnight ("Spartacus") has joined 'Marvel's Daredevil' as Executive Producer & Showrunner on the all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015.
"Drew Goddard, who also wrote the first two episodes, will continue to serve as Executive Producer on 'Marvel"s Daredevil' as he writes and preps Sony's 'The Amazing Spider-Man' spin-off film, 'The Sinister Six'..."
"...living in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City, 'Matt Murdock' is blinded by a radioactive substance that falls from an oncoming vehicle.
"While he no longer can see, »
- Michael Stevens
The next "Spider-Man" film that we'll see in theaters is the "Sinister Six" spin-off, which may focus on such villains as Green Goblin, Dock Ock, The Rhino, The Vulture, Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio. Today we have a photo of "The Amazing Spider-Man" director Marc Webb in front of a bunch of concept art from "Sinister Six," giving us a look at Doc Ock's tentacles, Vulture's wings and Norman Osborn's frozen head. Check out the photo below. "Sinister Six" will be directed by Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) and is set to hit theaters on November 11th, 2016. Photo: (click to enlarge) »
It's not much, but a trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 DVD has some Sinister Six hints...
The next film to land in the Spider-Man movie universe is now set to be the Sinister Six spin-off film, that Drew Goddard is writing and directing. Goddard is working on that now, aiming for a release date of November 11th 2016.
There's already been a little bit a tease towards the film towards the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 earlier in the summer. But as that film heads to DVD and Blu-ray, a trailer for the disc in the Us has been dropping more hints. In short, if you buy the film from Target in the States, you're getting a Sinister Six bonus disc, which we'd imagine will drop even more hints. It's not as if they've not started plugged the hashtag.
Here's that trailer...
The Us release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 »
Fans who purchase Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 at their local Target will receive a special bonus disc as part of the package – one giving them an early glimpse at Drew Goddard's The Sinister Six. The villainous sextet is prepping for their upcoming film, and this teaser for the bonus disc gives us an early glimpse of the baddies in action. While most of the footage is just stuff culled from earlier Spider-Man films, and doesn’t reveal who the official Sinister Six will be, comic detectives can possibly find a hint or two in the photo above. In that still, Marc Webb is standing in front of a bunch of concept art. You see stuff that belongs to Doc Ock, Vulture and that mysterious head in the container. What could that possibly be...
- Mike Bracken
To promote the Target exclusive Blu-ray Combo Pack of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a short featurette has arrived online entitled ‘Setting Up The Sinister Six’, which features director Marc Webb and Marvel legend Stan Lee talking about the team of supervillains, who will of course be getting their own spin-off movie in November 2016 courtesy of Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods). Check it out here…
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is out on DVD and Blu-ray in the States on August 19th and in the UK on September 1st, and features returning stars Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Sally Field (Aunt May), Chris Zylka (Flash Thompson), Campbell Scott (Richard Parker), Embeth Davidtz (Mary Parker), Martin Sheen (Ben Parker) and Denis Leary (George Stacy) alongside new additions Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) as Electro, Dane DeHaan (Chronicle) as Harry Osborn, Paul Giamatti (12 Years a Slave) as The Rhino, Chris Cooper (American Beauty) as Norman Osborn, »
- Gary Collinson
Gavin Logan looks at which directors could be in line for a Star Wars movie….
It’s now been almost two years since Disney officially acquired LucasFilm and with it the rights to the Star Wars universe. George Lucas said in his statement that he always believed that Star Wars could live beyond him and that the time was right for the torch to be passed to a new generation of filmmakers. First up was J.J. Abrams, fresh off his successful reboot of Star Trek. Abrams, while not exactly young and new to the industry, has a certain Spielberg-esque quality about the way he makes movies and seemed like the perfect fit for relaunching the Star Wars franchise. Once Abrams was nailed down and he and Lawrence Kasdan began reworking Michael Arndt’s script, little or no other details were announced despite incessant rumours flying around the internet. Earlier this »
- Gavin Logan
DC have been criticised for failing to bring Wonder Woman a solo film, despite it being in development ever since Lynda Carter pulled her star spangled briefs on. Marvel have been vaunted for bringing out a movie with a talking tree and raccoon before DC even managed a superhero film with a female lead, but they’ve failed at that task too – seriously, where is our Black Widow film? Or do we just need to close our eyes and pretend that’s what Lucy is? Looks like it’s up to Sony’s to bat for women superheroes with another one of those Amazing Spider-Man spin-off flicks they’re so fond of announcing.
We’ve already got a Sinister Six film, directed by Drew Goddard, slated for release in 2016 (although we’re still at a loss as to how that’s gonna work without Spidey, unless it’s »
- Tom Baker
It's all about the Spider-Man spin-offs as new details emerge about The Sinister Six, as well as news that Sony’s Venom movie is to be entitled Venom Carnage. That supposed title would suggest the involvement of Cletus Kasady (Aka the psychopathic Carnage) in Alex Kurtzman’s new film, although no plot details have been officially confirmed as yet. Meanwhile, new information has also emerged regarding Drew Goddard’s The Sinister Six, which is said to position Doctor Octopus as the leader of the newly-assembled team of super-villains. ...
- George Wales
It looks like both the Venom spin-off, and a female-headlined superhero film from the Spider-Man universe will land in 2017.
It sounds as if Sony is finally piecing together plans for its mooted Spider-Man cinematic universe, as a couple more projects are slotted into place. Thus far, we know that the Sinister Six spin-off, that Drew Goddard is writing and directing, is due in 2016. Furthermore, The Amazing Spider-Man 3 has been pushed back to 2018.
Sony is planning two more Spider-Man spin-off films for 2017 as well. One of them is the Venom fillm, that Alex Kurtzman remains attached to direct (in spite of his commitment to The Mummy reboot, which he's also helming, and arrives the year before). That's currently going by the name of Venom Carnage.
However, the project that's already getting the most attention is a female-headlined spin-off.
Given the calls for a superhero movie headlined by a woman, Sony »
Sony is reportedly planning to make a Spider-Man spinoff with a female superhero for 2017.
"I think it comes down to timing, which is what I've sort of always said, and it comes down to us being able to tell the right story. I very much believe in doing it," he told Cbr.
"I very much believe that it's unfair to say, 'People don't want to see movies with female heroes,' then list five movies that were not very good, »
Marvel Studios left their hordes of fans a bit disappointed after their Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend, not only because they didn’t talk about any upcoming Phase Three projects beyond Ant-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy 2, but because they also didn’t turn any of the spotlight toward their upcoming Daredevil series on Netflix.
They did announce that the show will hit the streaming service in May 2015, but beyond that we got no plot details or images from the highly anticipated series. It is, however, currently filming in Brooklyn under the codename “Bluff,” giving impatient fans the opportunity to take matters into their own hands and snap a few photos from the set.
We unfortunately don’t have any shots of The Man Without Fear in costume (my guess is Marvel will release an official image before they risk that particular detail from leaking), but »
- James Garcia
Earlier today, it was announced that Sony Pictures is planning a female-led superhero movie based within the The Amazing Spider-Man universe for release in 2017. This is all part of the studio's attempt to get their Marvel franchise back on the right track. Now comes word that they are also prepping their previously announced Venom stand-alone adventure for 2017, and that it will be called Venom Carnage.
This is in reference to iconic Marvel character Carnage, a serial killer known as Cletus Kasady who merged with the offspring of the alien symbiote called Venom during a prison breakout. It sounds like Venom and Carnage will either team-up, or go head-to-head in a Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice style fight to the death. No plot details have been released at this time.
While it has not been confirmed that this movie will be released in 2017 alongside a female-centric stand-alone movie featuring either Black Cat, »
Sony's got a tough road ahead of them. One of the most depressing but predictable things to happen this weekend was the backlash that has already begun regarding Sony's idea to possibly make a woman-driven "Ghostbusters." While I'm used to seeing knee-jerk reactionary responses from people who show up in comments sections, I was taken aback by Mike Fleming's response on Deadline. If he meant it as a joke, it's tone deaf, and if he's serious, then he's more of a caveman than I expected. At this point, I feel like I've turned a corner in terms of my own feelings about casting, especially when it comes to these big fanboy properties. I am fully onboard at this point for disruption of the status quo. Female Thor? Great. Black Spider-Man? Bring it on. An all-female Ghostbusters team? Suit up, ladies, and let's see what you've got. If it makes »
- Drew McWeeny
Marvel's Daredevil is currently filming near New York's Hell's Kitchen, were the Netflix series takes place. A local fan spotted star Charlie Cox in costume as blind lawyer Matt Murdock, before he jumps into his blazing red costume to fight crime. Check out this first look as Matt patiently waits on a bench, just outside a local church, waiting for a little action to begin.
So Netflix's Daredevil is filming in Greenpoint today under the code-name "Bluff". I got a sneak peek for you
Marvel's Daredevil follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell's Kitchen, New York City.
Marvel's first original series on Netflix is Executive »
Ever since The Amazing Spider-Man 2 grossed a mere $700 million worldwide, Sony has been shifting its plans for a Spidey-centric mega-franchise. Amazing Spider-Man 3 moved to 2018, a delay that would seem to scotch the previously announced Amazing Spider-Man 4. In its place, Sony fast-tracked The Sinister Six, a spin-off focused on Spidey’s nemesis superteam, to be helmed by Cabin in the Woods’ Drew Goddard. And now there’s an even more intriguing project in development: EW has confirmed the Deadline report that Sony is developing a Spider-Man spin-off starring a female superhero. This would be the first female-superhero comic book »
- Darren Franich
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