Drew Goddard‘s Sinister Six and Venom were just a couple of the Amazing Spider-Man spinoff films that Sony was hoping to release to launch their Spider-Man shared universe. However, after two films failed to meet expectations, the studio made an unprecedented move, they made a deal with their studio rivals, Marvel/Disney, to share the character, and allow the webslinger to play in their sandbox.
The deal effectively killed Sony’s plans for their single Marvel character universe, which was a relief to some, leaving Goddard’s script to sit on a shelf. But the Daredevil Netflix series creator wrote the spinoff in such a way where it can stand on its own and not worry about “mythology or continuity,” and now he is talking about how he hopes that the film still could happen. More on the story below.
And even though Goddard’s script won’t be used, he is still very much involved with other Marvel Studio-related projects. One of them being Daredevil. As the executive producer, Goddard wrote and directed the first two episodes of the Netflix series. Now a consultant for the show, Goddard has moved on to bigger projects like The Martian, which he is currently promoting at the Toronto International Film Festival. There he had a chance to talk about his relationship with Marvel Studios and the cancelled Sinister Six. Check out what he had to say below.
Last night the comic book world experienced a shake up when it was confirmed that Marvel and Sony made a deal to shareSpider-Man. Marvel will not have full rights to the character, as Sony still retains the marketing and final creative control. However, studio head Kevin Feige will co-produce alongside Amy Pascal.
News of a “new Spider-Man” being introduced brought up a couple of questions about the current Spider-Man. The current franchise reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man, has already had two films and launched potential spinoffs. The press release used the word “new” meaning that everything we have come to know about The Amazing Spider-Man and its potential spinoffs are moot.
But a new report suggests otherwise, and that some things are changing while others will remain the same. Hit the jump to find out more.
In the past few weeks, Marvel and Warner Bros. have dropped huge bombs on their fans by making massive superhero announcements. Fox seems content with what they have in terms of X-Men and Fantastic Four, but it seems that Sony is in a bit of trouble with Spider-Man. We didn’t get the news that the webslinger would join the Avengers this week, and the latest rumor could reveal that the studio is scrambling to figure out what to do with their franchise.
At first Sony announced their own Spideyverse in order to compete with Marvel and WB, but with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 performing lower than expected, Sony went back to the drawing board. One of their first moves was to reschedule The Amazing Spider-Man 3 for a 2018 release, and reschedule the Dirty Dozen-style Sinister Six for a 2016 release. And who knows what’s going on with that Venom movie. Now Sony is rumored to have an interesting film lined up. A new report says that the studio is planning to release an all-female Spider-Man team-up film. Hit the jump for more.
There is just no end to the Spider-Man franchise rumors. Yesterday, we reported that Sony might be willing to let Marvel use the character in attempts to reestablish him as the lucrative franchise character he was while Sam Raimi was directing. While it is a long shot, it is definitely a move that would benefit both houses, but also should be a huge service to fans.
Now comes a new rumor that Sony is rebooting the franchise yet again, but that it will be a “soft reboot.” There are also murmurings of the Alex Kurtzman-directedVenom being cancelled. Hit the jump to learn more.