Sinister Six and Venom Films To Expand Spider-Man Universe into Some Villain Movies

December 13, 2013

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Following suit with Fox, Sony had made official their plans to expand their Spider-Man series into full Marvel-style universe of expected profits. The studio has brought Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, Ed Solomon, and Drew Goddard together in a brain trust of figuring out how to do that, and, as detailed in their official release, here's what they came up with.

As already announced back in April, the prolific and inconsistent writing team of Kurtzman and Orci (The Island, Mission: Impossible III, two Transformers films, the Star Trek reboot, Cowboys & Aliens, TV's Sleepy Hollow, etc.) are still partnering with fellow Abrams alumnus Jeff Pinkner for The Amazing Spider-Man 3 script, which Sony hopes Marc Webb will return to direct for a June 10, 2016 release.

From there, the duo drops Pinkner for a new third in Ed Solomon, writer of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Super Mario Bros., Men in Black, and most recently Now You See Me. Those three will make the latest of so many attempts to do a Venom spin-off, giving the gooey black villain last seen as Topher Grace his own film to be directed by Kurtzman.

After that, it's time for a Sinister Six film, gathering a sextet of Spider-Man's greatest foes into a film that, evidently, will not quite be a Spider-Man movie. For that one Sony is going full-on Marvel, borrowing the strategy they're going with for their Daredevil series: if Joss Whedon's too busy, just get his Buffy and Cabin in the Woods co-writer Drew Goddard. He'll reportedly both write and direct The Sinister Six whenever Kurtzman and Orci finish up with their side of things.

Finally, coming to DVD next summer, get ready for National Lampoon's Aunt May's Crazy Days 2: Web & Wild Unrated Edition.

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