According to Variety Magazine, Drew Goddard, director of 'Cabin in the Woods, is in talks with Sony to direct The Amazing Spiderman spinoff; THE SINISTER SIX. He will be working off his own script with four other writers; Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner and Ed Solomon.
Variety: "The five writers, along with the two producers and Marc Webb, have formed a “franchise brain trust” to expand the universe for the brand — licensed from Marvel — and to develop a continuous tone and thread throughout the films."
Kurtzman, Orci and Pinkner are writing the screenplay for “ [The Amazing Spider-Man 3](movie:671279),” with Webb directing. That film will go into production next fall for release on June 10, 2016.
“The Amazing Spider-Man 4″ has already been dated for May 4, 2018. “ [Venom](movie:372411)” and “ [Sinister Six](movie:1274281)” have not been dated.
It really seems like Sony is taking notes on the success of the Marvel/Disney Avengers franchise and using what they have at their disposal to profit from the expansive Spiderman universe. Hopefully Sony will expand to, at least, two movies a year to capitalize on the popularity of Spidey and his ensemble cast.