Now that Avengers: Endgame is in theaters and its many, many surprises stand revealed, the attention is finally shifting to the next big release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man: Far From Home.
On Monday, a new trailer for the highly anticipated sequel was released, which teased the Marvel Multiverse and a surprising alliance with classic Spider-Man villain Mysterio. Still, while much of film's story remains shrouded in secrecy, some fans are expecting it may set up the Sinister Six supervillain team. However, such a development doesn't appear to be in the cards.
During a set visit attended by Screen Rant and other outlets, Far From Home producer Eric Carroll said building towards the Sinister Six isn't something Marvel is concerned with... for the time being.
"I don't know some of these plans for what's going forward," he said. "I do know that, obviously, getting someone like Jake to do a role like Beck is something we definitely think sets some really fun things up. But as to specifics, right now, I think everyone thinks we're dodging these questions -- and I especially don't want to speak to Sony's plans -- but we kind of take these movies one at a time."
"If we have that right idea, I think that's something audiences would love for sure," Carroll continued. "I do think it's something people have been wanting for a long time. So, I can't imagine it's not somebody's dream project? But it's not something we're specifically building to at the moment."
In the comic books, the Sinister Six is a supervillain group brought together by Doctor Octopus that includes Kraven the Hunter, Electro, the Vulture, Sandman and Mysterio. Over the years, the roster would change to include other Spider-Man foes such as Lizard, Shocker and Scorpion.
Given that Vulture, Mysterio, Shocker and Scorpion are now all officially a part of the MCU, fans theorized the Spider-Man sequel could be building towards its own version of the Sinister Six in a potential third film. In fact, if Far From Home's Elemental creatures includes the likes of Molten Man, Hydro-Man and Sandman, then there are more than enough Spider-Man villains to form the Sinister Six.
However, that theory now appears to be shut down for good.
Opening July 2, director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon and Martin Starr, with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal.