Have you heard the latest Spiderman rumor? Sony is planning to release a new Spiderman movie every year. I know there were already talks of possibly doing four Spiderman movies with Andrew Garfield. Is that what they are talking about?
No, Sony Co-Chairman Amy Pascal has confirmed that they are working on releasing spin-off movies about Venom and the Sinister Six.
I don’t know about the rest of you but I remember Venom from Spiderman 3 (yes, I know we would all like to forget that movie ever existed), well Venom was not well written. Maybe with a new writing team Venom might be done in a better way but I just don’t know how a Venom movie on its own is going to do. Venom is an interesting character since it can exist on anyone, mainly Eddie Brock. I am not sure if it would be a Venom origin story or if it will Venom life after Spiderman kind of thing.
They are also working on developing a Sinister Six movie, which is teased to in the Amazing Spiderman 2 trailers. The Sinister Six consists of; Doctor Octopus, Sandman (another failed character from Spiderman 3), Electro, the Vulture, Mysterio, and Kraven. A movie done from the point of view of the villains would actually be fascinating since that has never been done before. I am not sure how this movie would not include Spiderman in some way because these are known Spiderman villains.
It has already been announced that Alex Katzman who wrote Star Trek will direct Venom. The Cabin in the Wood’s writer/director Drew Goddard will write the Sinister Six movie, he might also direct it.
I am not sure how I feel about this; it really feels like they are trying to compete with Disney. Disney has, been doing a great job of releasing a new Marvel movie every year. I am not sure how well that is going to work, I am just not sure Sony is going to be able to achieve the same success that Disney has had with it. Disney is special; they can do things most other normal pictures houses cannot do. Sony would probably just be better off doing the Spiderman movies and leaving it there.
What do you think, will a Venom and Sinister Six movies succeed or will they fail?