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The Spider-Man films DID cross the $700 million mark globally, so while they aren’t Transformers movies, or Marvel movies (not yet, anyway), they aren’t exactly flops. The films bring in dollars. The problem might be how much the Spider-Man movies cost to make in the current climate.
As the comic book movie world is getting bigger and bigger, the franchise is falling behind – and what it needs is a real and stable plan. So how can The Amazing Spider-Man series get back on track and suture up its future? That’s precisely the topic at the heart of this week’s Hero Blend.
Spider-Man might be making a move away from Sony and into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, according to various reports. Does that mean the current Spider-Man, actor Andrew Garfield, is going along with him?
During an interview, Garfield had to field Spidey questions… specifically, would he be part of Drew Goddard’s The Sinister Six movie, which plans to unite six Spider-Man baddies in a mysterious adventure. One might assume that a movie like that needs Spider-Man’s involvement. Andrew Garfield disagrees.
With the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on Blu-ray and DVD, the filmmaker and his team FINALLY can begin sharing some answers, via commentary tracks, deleted scenes and featurettes, many of which have been leaking online over the past few days.
If you're doing the math at home, you just counted eight baddies, which means this is not the Sinister Six lineup (particularly not with a Venom solo movie also on the horizon). It is interesting that you'd see those earlier baddies there from Sam Raimi's films, particularly considering there are sketches of Doctor Octopus and the Vulture in the room that Marc Webb discusses here briefly, known as “Special Projects.”
The thrill of an extended Spider-Man family sort of comes from the villains, so it's curious to see Sony push forward with non-Spidey heroes. The equivalent to this would be if the WB put Batman on ice and made Nightwing, Batgirl and The Red Hood movies – which, truly, is not a crazy idea.
Why couldn't it be a heist film? A con-man film? Spider-Man is usually confined to New York, but a team of villains could travel the globe. The Sinister Six are coming to New York, but first they have to go on an adventure that takes them to Egypt, Borneo, Shanghai, etc. Maybe they have to fight another classic Spidey rogue, one who is just far too demented for their crew?
Another day, another Marvel rumor comes out to play. Except this one, if true, is a doozy. If this word on the street is correct, Sinister Six just might be done for. Again, this is just a salty rumor, but it's one that deserves to be talked about.
To be honest, that's the most exciting thing anyone has said yet regarding the villain spinoff film. Of course, it's pretty simplistic to merely paint the characters of The Wild Bunch and Wages Of Fear as bad guys, but Kurtzman writes movies for teenagers and kids. It's allowed.
Maybe Drew Goddard’s exit from Daredevil doesn’t suggest problems with Daredevil. Maybe it means a massive greenlight over at Sony. Maybe the June 10, 2016 release date reserved for The Amazing Spider-Man 3 goes to Drew Goddard’s Sinister Six, instead.
The $92 million take severely trails not only the monster opening of 2007's Spider-Man 3 but even the $115 million scored by the non-3D Spider-Man on the same weekend twelve years ago. The Amazing Spider-Man was the lowest grossing film of the series, and this next one might perform even weaker, despite the boost received from the biggest box office weekend of the year.
There was something I noticed in a very important moment in Norman’s time on screen in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and it’s something you need to look out for when you go see the movie.
Of course, the question still hangs there: what is this movie even about? Centering a movie around Spidey's villains remains a pretty odd choice, and no one even knows if Spider-Man will be in the actual film.
The Sinister Six are here! Thanks to Shazam and ComingSoon.net, we now have our first confirmed look at the line up of villains ready to terrorize Spider-Man for at least one film and one spin-off of their own. Four are already known, while two are special surprises that may have been speculated, but are now named and confirmed. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is going to change everything for Peter Parker, but his foes are getting in on the action too.
With Sinister Six and Venom movies planned in addition to more Amazing Spider-Man sequels, the big future plans for Sony's Spider-Man Cinematic Universe are very clear - but what remains a mystery is exactly when the studio will be releasing their titles and in what order.
The Sinister Six is being planned by Sony as the Spider-Man franchise's response to The Avengers, with the film's titular group consisting of six incredibly powerful villains who plot the death of the webslinger.
The comic book movie world was changed forever when Marvel Studios released The Avengers in 2012. While studios had spent decades thinking that self-contained franchises for single superheroes was the best course of action, The Avengers box office proved that strategy isn’t enough anymore and that audiences want to see massive, multi-picture interlocking series up on the big screen.
Goddard was hired to oversea a “Man Without Fear” series for Marvel on Netflix. By adding him to the braintrust of writers who are overseeing the future of the Spider-Man film franchise, doesn’t it make sense that the two Marvel heroes would team up?
When it comes to making comic book movies nowadays, the mantra for just about every studio out there is "be like Marvel." The Marvel Cinematic Universe, which ties together multiple superhero franchises into one large world, has been a revolutionary creation in blockbuster filmmaking, and as a result we will soon big results.