The Wall Street Journal‘s article covering Monday night’s major news that Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have reached a deal to share live-action control of Spider-Man contained another significant tidbit: That the “Sinister Six” film, a planned Spidey franchise spinoff starring the character’s major villains, is still in development, although delayed.
“Sinister Six” was originally planned for release on Nov. 11, 2016, and no new time frame has been specified. The movie’s slated to be written and directed by Drew Goddard, who helmed the critically acclaimed 2012 horror-comedy “The Cabin in the Woods.”
Additionally, WSJ cited a “person with knowledge of the matter” that the first Marvel Studios film to introduce the new big-screen Spider-Man will be 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War.” This has yet to be confirmed by Marvel — the announcement stated that the new Spidey will first be seen in a Marvel Studios film, but didn’t say which — but sounds likely, given the timing character’s prominence in the comic book “Civil War” storyline.
Sony’s next Spider-Man solo film, to be co-produced by Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige, is scheduled for July 28, 2017.
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