Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) is in negotiations to direct the Spider-Man spin-off, Sinister Six. Goddard was announced as the film's writer in December.
The film is expected to expand on Spider-Man's rich universe and explore his greatest adversaries. Matt Tolmach and Avi Arad will produce.
Tolmach and Arad will also produce another spin-off titled: Venom - which will focus on Spider-Man's Symbiote nemesis. Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Ed Solomon, and Jeff Pinkner will write the film, with Kurtzman directing.
Both films will be character-driven stories and explore the complexity of villains that are "victims of circumstances." Popular [Sinister Six](movie:1274281) figures included Kraven, Vulture, Mysterio, Doc Ock and Electro.
The Spider-Man universe will continuously expand with [The Amazing Spider-Man 2](movie:508593) that will hit theaters May 2. Two sequels will follow in 2016 and 2018.