Drew Goddard’s Sinister Six was supposed to release next year, but when Sony and Marvel worked out their deal for a shared Spider-Man, pretty much all of Sony’s original plans were tossed. By and large, this may end up being a good thing for some of their ideas (Aunt May movie?), but Sinister Six could have been incredibly interesting, and something many Spidey fans have been hoping to see on the big screen for a while now.
Take heart, however, as the film may not be entirely dead in the water. i09 got the chance to speak with Goddard while working the press for The Martian, in which they asked him about Sinister Six and got an interesting response:
“My vision of that movie was a summer annual…So you didn’t have to worry about continuity. It was just, ‘We take Peter, put him on an adventure, we put him back in his life.’ I intentionally wanted a movie that didn’t have to worry about mythology and continuity. It was important to me to make a movie that could stand on its own. So the good news is, you know, [laughs], it slots in very well to any plan anybody ever wants. We just need to let a couple years go by, I think.”
He also added that he loves the decision to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel universe because he’s a huge fan of the wall-crawler, but also that he’s keen to play the “long game” in Hollywood. Basically, he’s saying that anything could happen, and if Marvel wants to do Sinister Six, he’s more than willing to hop on board. It wouldn’t be incredibly surprising, actually. We know Marvel likes working with Goddard (he’s been involved heavily on both seasons of Daredevil), and Sony is still wanting to develop other films surrounding Spider-Man.
IF the Sinister Six movie finds new life, we’ll probably have to wait a few years to see it. Still, fans should be happy to see there’s a chance.