Earlier this year, Sony let its most cherished character, Spider-Man join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. By doing this, Marvel had his casualties, an anticipated movie for years called Sinister Six was put aside. Fortunately, it looks like this movie might not be dead after all, if Sony and Marvel want to go ahead and make the movie it could be part of their future plans, not their collateral damage. Drew Goddard, the one who wrote the upcoming film version of The Martian explained his vision for the film:
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.
Drew Goddard, who worked on both seasons of Daredevil and has big plans for the upcoming Spider-Man movie which will be released in 2017 is on board with what’s about to happen.
The tricky part about all this is I love this plan, I love that you get to see Spider-Man in Marvel movies. I think that’s a great thing. I’m on board with that decision because as a fan that’s what I want. So who knows what the future holds? This is Hollywood, man, you’ve gotta play the long game.
When he was asked if The Sinister Six is about those specific villains more than Spider-Man he replied with: “It was a Spider-Man movie, It was the giant, epic Spider-Man movie of my dreams.”
If you are unfamiliar with the comic, the Sinister Six is a group of villains who come together to destroy their nemesis, Spider-Man. The roster of this group of villains has been changed many times throughout the years, but the first roster consisted in: Doctor Octopus, Electro, Kraven The Hunter, Mysterio, Vulture, and Sandman.