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Face It Tiger, Sony's Spider-Man Needs the Sinister Six

If Sony wants a promising live-action future with comic book characters on the big screen, the Sinister Six is a safe bet, and the threatening team of Spider-Man villains should appear sooner rather than later. In fact, the grim group is virtually already assembled!

The studio's upcoming animated comic book universe appears to be a guaranteed hit. With the recent Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse trailer, it's crystal clear that Sony has the potential to give fans a terrific animated universe that's packed with fan service. Full of cameos and the possibility to explore multiple universes, the future looks very bright for Sony's animated cinematic universe.

The live-action front - the Venom-verse - has a far more questionable future, though.

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Actor Woody Harrelson confirmed there are plans to give the upcoming live-action Venom movie a sequel, but only time will tell whether or not the symbiote's first solo movie gives Sony's Venom-verse a successful launch and justifies creating an follow-up films. To make matters less optimistic for the studio's live-action front, one of the most talked-about Venom-verse spin-off films, Silver & Black, has been delayed indefinitely.

The future of Sony's live-action Venom-verse is definitely uncertain at this point, but the studio has a sure-fire hit on its hands with Tom Holland's version of Spider-Man web-slinging around in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One way to ensure the Homecoming series continues to feels different from previous live-action Spidey incarnations while also generating excitement from fans is to successfully and finally move forward with the classic team of Spider-Man foes. After all, better late than never, right?

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The world was already denied a cinematic version of the Sinister Six - now it's time to fix that mistake. With the Amazing Spider-Man franchise, Sony failed to successfully buildup to the iconic team of villains. The franchise was clearly heading in that direction and even had plans to give the team their own diabolical spinoff, but the franchise wasn't able to become nearly as successful as it could have been.

The Amazing Spider-Man's path to the Sinister Six suffered from a convoluted bigger picture involving the Osborn family, an unclear approach to building the team, and rushed big events, like the death of Gwen Stacy. The Spider-Man: Homecoming franchise doesn't have any of these problems, and the first movie has already laid the foundation for the group - half of the team already exists!

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