Marvel and Sony have teamed up to make Spider-Man: Homecoming, but could there still be life in that Sinister Six movie we were promised at the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2?
Cast your mind back to summer 2014. You're in a cinema. You've been watching something called The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for the last 130 odd minutes. You're quite disappointed with what you've been witnessing on screen. You're thinking, "I like Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man. I like Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy. I like the pop music they've put into the movie. But, this film really stinks." At least, that's what we were thinking whilst watching it. However, during the movie's end credits, something catches your eye. Something peaks your interest. Check out the video below if you don't know what we are talking about.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2's end credits scene shows some rather interesting schematics for what seem to be pretty sinister looking weapons. The most recognisable would be Doctor Octopus' tentacles, Vulture's wings and the Green Goblin's glider. However, there were some other interesting looking items in this initial credits scene. At one point we can see a mask, which could have been a tease for Chameleon or Kraven the Hunter, and we also see something that looks suspiciously like Rhino's horn.
Originally Cabin in the Woods' Drew Goddard was on board to write and direct the Sinister Six movie, before it all fell apart. However, now that Marvel and Sony are working together on Spider-Man: Homecoming, which will be a reboot of the franchise, could we see the reemergence of the Sinister Six movie and tie it into the MCU? Is it possible that the Sinister Six movie could come back from the dead? We certainly hope so.
We already know that Michael Keaton will be in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and there are rumors that he'll be playing Vulture, who's one of the original members of the Sinister Six. We've also heard that Logan Marshall-Green has joined the movie and apparently he'll portray another villain. We then discovered that Bokeem Woodbine had also been cast as another baddie in the movie. So that's three bad guys in one movie, which is already half of the Sinister Six. Now, we're not saying that the Sinister Six will be in Homecoming, much the contrary. However, we could very well be seeing the beginnings of a group of supervillains who have one goal: kill Spider-Man.
Moreover, it seems like Sony really wants to continue working with Marvel on Spider-Man beyond Homecoming (why wouldn't they?). Sony's movie boss, Tom Rothman, was recently interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter and when asked whether they had plans to make a big Spider-Man movie universe and if they had more plans to work with Marvel, he replied: "Yes to both those questions. It’s been fantastic, our relationship with Marvel." This seems to suggest that the working relationship between the two companies is a good one, and that both parties are open to doing more Spider-Man films together. Hopefully they can do some spinoff movies, such as a Sinister Six film, and potentially a Venom movie, both done correctly of course. Do you still want to see a Sinister Six movie?