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When last we saw the amazing Spider-Man on screen, he was swinging a hubcap at a charging, mechanical Rhino (Paul Giamatti) in the waning moments of Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The wall-crawler’s future seemed clear. He’d next be called into action to fight and defeat The Sinister Six, a villainous squad born out of OsCorp’s laboratory. Plans, though, were in flux for some time but now seem to be snapping back into place, suggesting an upcoming Sinister Six shoot.
Some of this might have to be taken with a grain of salt, for reasons I’ll happily explain. But a Twitter user named @ThatBlueHood posted messages that stated that The Sinister Six would be shooting in Vancouver. No time frame was given, only the knowledge that a "dude who worked on Planet of the Apes … requested S6 stuff for research" and "said it was happening."
Great! Except, here’s where things start to get mysterious – as only stories tied to Spider-Man’s cinematic future can. The Tweets are gone. And not only that, the whole USER has been deleted! But, ComicBookMovie captured the initial Tweets, and a response to one of them remains on Twitter… so you know they were online at one point.
Why on Earth would the Tweets be deleted AND the user totally removed from Twitter? That’s extreme, when it comes to protecting the possibility of a sequel that has been rumored to exist for some time. Because Drew Goddard’s name has been attached to a Sinister Six movie for several months. And even recently, we ran an unusual marketing image for what appears to be a Sinister Six film.
Do you know what needs to happen? Like, today? Sony needs to stage a massive presentation – Kevin Feige-style – and lay out its plan for Spider-Man on screen. Tell us who will be in Sinister Six (if it’s actually happening). Tell us if Spider-Man is part of that story, and who might play him. Explain when we might get The Amazing Spider-Man 3, or confirm that the hero could go to Marvel in time for the third Avengers movie. Because the uncertainty is driving the true fans (you know, those of us who actually loved The Amazing Spider-Man 2) insane.