‘Sinister Six’ Movie Will Be Directed by Drew Goddard

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2014 may already be safely known as the Year of Marvel. Blockbuster sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier has broken box office records, and it’s only the first of four Marvel-based releases this year - X-Men: Days of Future Past is coming later in May and Guardians of the Galaxy will release this August.

Next up, though, is Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which has seen a massive PR push, including a seemingly endless stream of trailers and featurettes. The big news today is not so much about Spidey, however, but about his enemies.

THR reports that Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard has been tapped to helm the Spidey spinoff Sinister Six. Goddard had already been hired by Sony last year to pen the screenplay, and the deal to direct is reportedly in the final stages of negotiation. Sony also brought in a deep “brain trust” of talent to map out their own interconnected Spider-Man movie universe: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 writers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Jeff Pinkner – who will also script The Amazing Spider-Man 3, along with Goddard and Ed Solomon (Now You See Me).

We’ve known since roughly late last year that Sony planned to expand their Spidey universe with Sinister Six and Venom, and as the release of TASM2 approached, we’ve had several broad hints that director Marc Webb’s sequel to his highly lucrative reboot will be a direct lead-in to the spinoffs focusing on Spider-Man’s most dangerous foes: a telling image from the first trailer teased Doctor Octopus and Vulture, producers Matt Tolmach and Avi Arad discussed the spinoffs in greater detail, and just a few weeks ago, Sony co-chair Amy Pascal went ahead and confirmed that the end of TASM2 will set up the Sinister Six, saying:

“At the tail end of this movie we set up some of the other characters that will probably end up being in the Sinister Six,” says Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal. “We’re going forward on all fronts.”

Roberto Orci Talks Sinister Six and Venom Movies Sinister Six Movie Will Be Directed by Drew Goddard

We still don’t know the full roster of this big screen Sinister Six – we know that Spidey will have his hands full with Electro (Jaime Foxx), the Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and the Green Goblin/Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), with an apparently-dying Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper) in the shadows. The inclusion of Doc Ock and Vulture is strongly suggested, with franchise star Andrew Garfield saying he’d like to see Venom and Kraven added to the mix.

As for Goddard, before proving his feature directing chops with his meta-horror classic Cabin in the Woods, he worked on AliasLost, wrote the script for Cloverfield and was brought in to help restructure last year’s World War Z. And, interestingly enough, he’s also writing and producing the Daredevil Netflix series for Marvel Studios.

This news leads to a few questions. The most obvious is just what the Sinister Six line-up will be, but the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 should prove enlightening on that subject. Now that Sony has taken the step of naming a director, will the film take the May 4th, 2018 release date previously thought to belong to The Amazing Spider-Man 4? And – perhaps most pressing of all for hardcore fans of all things Marvel – will Goddard’s commitment to Sony conflict with Daredevil, which will reportedly begin shooting this July

Expect more details to emerge very soon.

What do you think about Goddard taking the helm on Sinister Six? Sound off in the comments!


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in theaters on May 2nd, 2014, followed by The Amazing Spider-Man 3 on June 10th, 2016 and (possibly) Sinister Six on May 4th, 2018.

Source: THR

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  1. Awesome! I really loved The Cabin in the Woods.

  2. i wish tehy gave an idea of how this is all going down…
    will they be antiheroes? i just need more info on this lol

    i want rhino, doc oc, scorpion, sandman, hydro and mysterio

    • Hydro is a good call…

      I think Electro will be a one and done villain.

      • electro was in the list but he is a main character in a spiderman movie so i dont think that will be happening. he is one of mt favorite characters. so i put in hydro because i hink he is powers are unique enough from teh rest and he definitely wont be a villain in the main movies

        it will be hard because they are taking away villains from spiderman so i wonder if they will go with really unknown characters. i think doc ock might not be in the movie because he is one of spidermans greatest villain

      • Why would he be one and done?

        • Just a hunch but I feel they want to get new villains into this series besides Electro. I feel like they may have been thinking he would be a great visual villain but not a long term villain.

          I’m thinking they are going to try and introduce newer villains with diverse characteristics to keep it fresh. Plus its going to get crowded. Here has been my thinking…

          1.Doc Ock will be the leader and brains of the Sinister 6 plus they’ve teased him already. Plus I think they may use the story line where Aunt May dates Ock.
          2. Vulture will be Sinister 6 as well as the “birds eye view” villain. Plus he has been teased.
          3. Chameleon will be part of the Sinister 6 but he will be their spy.(one of Spideys earliest comic villains) he be used to trash Parkers/Spidey’s reputation. Plus he can get close to Spidey’s family and secrets.
          4. Mysterio – I think writers know he is a fan favorite plus his powers would be cool on screen. He think he will be the comic relief villain.
          5. Rhino will be part of the Sinister 6 and he will be their “bruiser” Also, I heard that they were planning on bringing the character back cause Spidey 2 doesn’t feature much of him.
          6. Kraven will be a Sin 6 member cause I think he will be their tracker. Plus he’s half brother of Chameleon. I think he fits nicely because of Kravens thirst for big game hunting. Plus his tracking skills and combat skills would be different than the rest of the Sin 6 and the Sin 6 could really use those skills.
          7. Lizard- wont be a Sin 6 member. i think we will see Spidey trying to make connections with Connors cause he sympathizes with him. I feel he will come back to help Spidey fight against the Sinister 6. I think he will die at the hands of Kraven because Kraven will get distracted and want to hunt him.
          8. Green Goblin (norman)- Wont be a Sinister 6 member but he will be behind the organization/set up of the Sinister 6. when the Sin 6 fails he will draw out spidey with the Gwen Stacy final act….

          I could see this movie setting up the Venom spinoff (hopefully Agent Venom)

          • Now that I’ve thought about it…

            Chameleon could be used as a minor character in a Sinister Six movie but not as a member.

            Thus, Kraven is recruited cause of Chameleon’s demise or Chameleon’s nomination.

            We can replace Chameleon with Electro and that would be sweet.

            All in all I think most of the 6 will all be experiments. Except Mysterio who should be there as comic relief.

            Doc Ock

    • Exactly what I am wanting to know

    • They could be villians fighting bigger villains like breaking bad.

  3. Please be…

    Doc Ock
    Green Goblin

    Lizard and Venom help Spidey fight the Sinister 6…

  4. Will there be a hero in the movie? Spider-Man? Seems like a tough sell, and kinda pointless from a marketing angle, not to have Spider-Man as the lead.

    • Wow, you and I posted at the same time, and thought the same thing haha

      • Exactly. I just can’t conceptualize the movie, especially because it’s a spinoff so you’d imagine all the origin stories would be told. Unless they bring in other heros I can’t see how having a Spider-Man movie without the web slinger in the lead role will be successful.

        • The only way I can think that this movie will be successful is if it turns out to be like Sin City. Telling dramatic life changing stories about the Sinister Six’s origins, how they come together and how they all hate Spiderman. I guess there will be personal testimonies about how Spiderman defeated them individually during bank robberys or whatever. This is all I can think that could work on screen.

  5. Call me stupid, but I wonder how this movie will even work. No Spidey, right? Just the villains? Or will there be Spidey? Hmmm…

    Anyway, can’t wait to see his work on Daredevil. If Cabin in the Woods in an indication, we’re in for a great story and twists! (For both DD and SS)

  6. What if the end of sinister 6 is the death of Gwen Stacy.

  7. Like a lot of you, I’ve still just been waiting on details for how this movie is even going to work. I am excited, but I don’t really know what you can do with it. However, Drew Goddard is a great start. I know he’s only directed Cabin in the Woods, but that was one of the most original films I’ve seen in the past few years, so I’d love to see what he can do with Sinister Six.

  8. Also, my pick for Sinister Six villains would be:
    Doc Ock (this is a must)
    Kraven the Hunter

    Possibly switching out any of them (except Doc Ock) for Chameleon, Sandman, Hydro, Scorpion, or Shocker would be fine too.

  9. Don’t know how this will make narrative sense if they don’t have Spider-Man?

    Who are the villains fighting? each other? the cops?

    They could have Dehane’s Goblin in Sinister 6, and become disillusioned with the group of villains and goes against them?

    The entire concept seems better suited to a one off comic or an episode of a series. An enter Spider-man film without Spidey though?

    • entire not enter. super duper baked.

  10. I think this is a promising start, with Drew Goddard.

    As to how a movie about the Sinister Six will work, that is fairly simple to recognize. Just as the last Thor and Captain America setup the Avengers movie, the same will happen for Spiderman and the Sinister Six.

    The movie will bring some major villains previously setup in the Amazing Spider Man 2 and Spider Man 1, and tell quite a bit of the story from their perspective – including their origins. They will then come together as the Sinister Six, and we will see many fights against Spiderman and other superheroes like Black Cat…because how could we not see that? Sony is pulling a page from Guardians of the Galaxy/Wolverine. They are zeroing in on the origins/story of each individual character, with Spiderman and the good guys being the main driving force and antagonists. It will be fascinating to see a movie from the view of the villains, much as was done in films like Blade or Guardians and Goddard is the guy who can pull it off. I also hope this leads to a solo movie of the Black Cat.

  11. How will they do a Sinister Six movie with no one to fight (unless the Boy Scouts have been pumping iron and taking steroids?!). Naw, can’t see how it could work without heroes. And on that score–Spidey will need help and I mean alot of it to beat six villains, when one or two give him a run for his money. But who could the studio get…Black Cat? Needs more than that. Maybe Moon Knight and —??? But that means the Spidey studio will have to petition Marvel to lease the rights to Moon Knight or whoever. Spidey has been mostly a solo act for so long, it is a bit tough to find allies within this studio’s license. I also wonder (like many others) who will be on the roster for the Sin-6 team? I kind of hope we will see Scorpion and Mysterio, although there are a number of possibilities, since that team has had a number of different villains over the years.

  12. People complain about a lack of heroes driving the plot but forget that we’ve seen pro-villain pieces in all mediums before, plus movie fans have cried out for a movie from the villain’s perspective since Star Wars back in 1977.

    • It’s not complaining. It’s genuine curiosity over whether this approach can be successful. Even with previous, villain focused movies, take the Dark Knight for example, the stories arc still concluded with the hero having internal change and the focus rather than the villain. Not saying it can’t work, just can’t figure out how it will especially considering there are six main villains and their “antagonist” Spider-Man has to win. Unless they team up and kill Spider-Man. That could be a cool twist, but would be too confusing considering Spider-Man 4 will be around the corner.

      • What if they don’t fight Spiderman rather fight each other until the end when they end up in prison and decide to team up in the future.

  13. Spoiler Alert…maybe. (Don’t be angry with me…)

    Anyone else see that pre-show ad thing for Spidey 2, right before Cap 2? You know, the kind Cinemark puts in front of all the actual trailers? I’m not 100% certain, but I’m almost positive that the guy we see walking past the Ock arms and Vulture wings, also walked past the symbiote. Way more than I wanted to see or know from something that wasn’t even an actual trailer, but if that was the symbiote, I’m fairly certain that Venom is gonna be part of the 6.

  14. Here’s my idea of a sinister 6 film.

    The movie will start when the green goblin/ Norman is brought to ravencroft prison after Spidey defeated him. There he will meet the other Spidey vilans. At first, the 6 will not be able to stand each other. Fights will occure between them until they recognize that they all have 1 common enemy in spiderman. The movie’s finale would be a giant prison break where we will see the brutality and capabilities of the 6 as monsters…

    The end credit would be Spidey swinging as hard as he can to ravencroft. Going holy **** at the sight of the 6 leaving the prison…

  15. Yeah, I agree!
    They are trying to make a movie that doesn’t follow the same old same old mold everybody else uses!

    What the hell is wrong with them!
    Don’t they know the sheep don’t like “different!”

  16. Also, don’t bother replying.
    I don’t read sheep.

    You think you’re typing words but all I see is:
    “Bah bah bah”

    • I smell your desperation through my computer. You stink. Bah.

  17. Of course Spider man will be in the movie. I’m pretty sure that’s why the third ‘Amazing Spiderman’ comes out in 2018. Makes sense.

  18. I would prefer to have Superior Foes of Spider-Man line-up (Boomerang, Beetle, Shocker, Speed Demon, Overdrive) and have it less serious movie. And against those would be the mob, lead by Hammerhead.

  19. For the misfortune of any of the fan base possesing the knowledge as to what the story is about, I have a proposition that perhaps the S6 spin-off will not detail any conflict of Sinister Six against SPidey, but rather provide of a film that conveys the film’s story by the perspective of the antagonist instead of the protagonist as exuded by many and all comic book films.

  20. I think its gonna show the Sin Six setting up a mega take over the world plot and the movie ends with the situation looking bleak for the world, heading into Spidey 3… In between that, it’ll be alot of recruiting and showing why they are being recruited, with us seeing all the villians powers used in some way. WHen they finally have the roster set, they’ll set up a plan to take out Spidey, and the plan looks to be working perfectly and right before the movie ends, Spidey swings into action , right into the Sin Six’s trap, giving us a cliffhanger before Spidey3.

    My roster would be

    Doc Ock