Anyone who saw the post-credits scene (which I won’t spoil for you) on Sony Pictures’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ knows that there will be at least one more movie in this new franchise. In fact, writers Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman (‘Star Trek’) were brought on board months ago to rewrite the sequel’s script.
But now, courtesy of the official ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Facebook page, we know that there will be at least two more films. A post on the FB page on Monday said:
It’s finally here! The Amazing Spider-Man is the first installment in a movie trilogy that will explore how our fave hero’s journey was shaped by the disappearance of his parents.
Note the word “trilogy” in that statement. Sony has enough faith in this franchise that we’re getting not only the Orci / Kurtzman written sequel but also a third movie somewhere down the road.
Now top all of that news off with some new speculation and we may have more than just three movies in this series. A few days ago, SuperheroHype sat down to interview ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach. During that conversation, Arad was asked about what villains will show up in the new Spider-Man cinematic universe. Arad replied:
There are so many ways to paint these villains, all of them. As you know, one of the great sagas in the Spider-Man universe is of course the Sinister Six. I think Avengers did okay the last time I looked. It all depends on the stories that one wants to tell, because Spider-Man is really more a depth kind of a story, we have to be careful how many villains we can service, because a relationship with a villain has to be such that it’s a story on his own. We attempted to do multiple villains—you’ve been there—you just need screen time to do it.
Wait! The Sinister Six? For those who don’t read Spidey comics, the Six is a team of villains consisting most famously of Doctor Octopus, Sandman, Mysterio, Vulture, Electro, and Kraven the Hunter that team up to take down the wall-crawler. At least Arad knows that throwing too many villains on screen in a single movie tends to fail, he at least acknowledged that the villains would need time to be fleshed out properly.
With that idea in mind, Arad and Tolmach were asked about the possibility of having six Spider-Man movies, each featuring a different villain and then culminating in a Sinister Six finale. Tolmach simply replied, “It seems like a good model.”
So, while it’s all speculation at this point, Spider-Man could be using the same tact as the Avengers, in how Marvel introduced a new hero in each film and then brought them all together… except that Spider-Man would be doing it with villains!
Of course, in the comics, the Sinister Six has changed a few members here and there to include other villains like Chameleon and Rhino so I wouldn’t be surprised that a cinematic version would include the Lizard and the Green Goblin, especially unless they want it to run over six or seven films.
What do you think? What villains would you like to see in future Spider-Man movies? What do you think of the idea of teaming the villains up for the finale as a screen version of the Sinister Six? Comment below and let us know!