The Spider-Man spin-off is official and production is moving forward as executives choose a director.
The Cabin in the Woods
director Drew Goodard is near to deal to direct Sinister Six, the upcoming Spider-Man spinoff that he is also writing, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In an effort to expand the Spider-Man universe, Sony in December also hired Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Ed Solomon to work on another spinoff, titled Venom, centered on the black-costumed villain that already made his big-screen debut in the third Spider-Man movie of the Sam Raimi trilogy. Kurtzman will direct that project.
The writers will work with Spider-Man producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach and The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb to form what Sony is calling a franchise brain to expand the universe for the brand and to develop a continuous tone and thread throughout the films. [THR>
The upcoming Sinister Six
will focus on the comic book villains Doctor Octopus, Electro, Sandman, Mysterio, Vulture and Kraven the Hunter.
When Goddard was tapped to write the script for Sinister Six,
there was the possibility that he also could direct. Those plans seem to be falling into place. Octopus already appeared in Raimis Spider-Man 2
, while Sandman was the villain (along with Venom) inSpider-Man 3
. Electro (Jamie Foxx
), the Rhino (Paul Giamatti
) and the Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan
) are the villains in Amazing Spider-Man 2
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