‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Spinoff Movies ‘Venom’ & ‘Sinister Six’ Officially Announced

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CULVER CITY, Calif., December 12, 2013 – In a move to forge a new legacy in the story of Peter Parker on screen, Sony Pictures Entertainment, in association with Marvel Entertainment, is developing several new projects in the Spider-Man franchise, with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, Ed Solomon, and Drew Goddard to collaborate on overseeing the developing story over several films that will be produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad,president of Columbia Pictures, and Hannah Minghella, president of Production for the studio.

The five writers, along with the two producers and Marc Webb, have formed a franchise brain trust to expand the universe for the brand and to develop a continuous tone and thread throughout the films. Under the deals, the studio announced that Kurtzman & Orci & Pinkner are writing the screenplay for The Amazing Spider-Man 3, which the studio hopes Webb will return to direct; the film will go into production next fall for release on June 10, 2016. In addition, the team will build on the cinematic foundation laid by Webb, Arad, and Tolmach in the first two movies. They will expand the franchise as Kurtzman & Orci & Solomon will write the screenplay for Venom, which Kurtzman will direct; also, Goddard will write, with an eye to direct, The Sinister Six, focusing on the villains in the franchise. Hannah Minghella and Rachel O’Connor will oversee the development and production of these films for the studio.

In tapping these five writers, the studio and the producers are guiding the future of the franchise with the writer/producers who have each played significant and key roles in developing such highly successful franchises, films, and series as Star Trek, Transformers, “Alias,” “Fringe,” Men in Black, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, World War Z, “Lost,” Cloverfield, The Cabin in the Woods, and Marvel’s upcoming “Daredevil” series.

Commenting on the announcement, Belgrad said, “The Spider-Man film franchise is one of our studio’s greatest assets. We are thrilled with the creative team we have assembled to delve more deeply into the world that Marc, Avi and Matt have begun to explore in The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. We believe that Marc, Alex, and Drew have uniquely exciting visions for how to expand the Spider-Man universe in each of these upcoming films.” Arad and Tolmach added, “This collaboration was born out of the great experience we and Marc had working with Alex, Bob, and Jeff on The Amazing Spider-Man 2. With more than fifty years’ wealth of stories in the comic books to draw upon for inspiration, the Spider-Man universe is truly boundless; in addition, the Spider-Man comics have the greatest rogues gallery of any series, and to have the chance to explore that on film is truly thrilling. Until now, we have approached each film as a separate, self-contained entity, but with this move, we have the opportunity to grow the franchise by looking to the future as we develop a continuous arc for the story. That is what Alex, Bob, Jeff, Ed, and Drew will do in this unprecedented collaboration, and we’re excited about the directions they are taking the character and the world.”

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in U.S. theaters on May 2nd, 2014, followed by The Amazing Spider-Man 3 on June 10th, 2016, and The Amazing Spider-Man 4 (or one of the spinoff films) on May 4th, 2018. Venom and Sinister Six do not currently have official release dates.

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TAGS: Sinister Six, the amazing spider-man, the amazing spider-man 2, The Amazing Spider-Man 3, The Amazing Spider-Man 4, venom

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  1. I WANT VENOM AND CARNAGE TO HAVE AN ALIEN SUIT

  2. I WANT VENOM AND CARNAGE TO HAVE AN ALIEN SUIT AND I WANT VENOM ACTION ACTION FIGURE TOYS AND CARNAGE ACTION FIGURE TOYS

  3. If Amazing Spider Man 2 is an indication of where the Sinister Six is going, I don’t think I’m very interested in it. While some say ASM2 was setting up the Six, I personally think it damaged it even more.

    Villains with no backstory. All mechanized. Just another day at Oscorp Villain Production Inc.

  4. First of all, this is one of the most ambitious and inspired projects that any studio has gotten around — as a fan of the genre, I love the idea of a stand-alone “supervillain” film, let alone two! The first thing that came to my mind reading this was “Reservoir Dogs only with comic-book characters!” And that is… sheer… brilliance.

    On that note, I think that the studio should opt for a clear progress for the stories; they should aim for 2 trilogies (since audiences love things in three) and thus tailor it around this:

    Trilogy 1:
    The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
    Sinister Six (2015)

    And Trilogy 2:
    The Amazing Spider-Man 3 (2016)
    Venom (2017)
    The Amazing Spider-Man 4 (2018)

    That way you have the clear notion that a Spidey-Trilogy is 2-parts Spidey film, 1-part supervillain film, and of course conclude the second trilogy on the hero’s turf.

    Just saying.

    • You’re a genius.

      But in terms of the actual story, I really do hope they don’t try to continue this idea that the whole Spiderman universe revolves around Oscorp. In a super-villain team up movie, for it to have the same impact as the avengers each character needs to have a different feel and a different backstory. So far, what we’ve seen is that all the characters are going to originate from this lab in Oscorp. Even Venom (which I think will never be good thing)! I feel for a Venom movie, they should at least acknowledge in some way the symbiote’s origin from space.

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