The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters today at midnight and everyone wants to know in what direction this franchise will be heading in. With all the villains that have been rumored to appear in this film one can only assume that this film will be used as a vessel for the upcoming spin-Off movies that Sony has confirmed. Those spin-off movies are Venom & The Sinister Six.
Now the three antagonists in the Amazing Spider-Man 2 that we know of are; Electro, The Green Goblin, & The Rhino (although we hear he doesn't have over 10 minutes of screen time) You can already speculate that this will be leading up to bigger and badder things for Peter Parker. With the likely death of Gwen Stacey (Peter's love interest) in this film, Spider-Mans world is about to be turned upside down. What better way to break the Spider than to set forth the spin-off film that will involve not 1 not 3 but 6 villains with a common goal: Destroy The Spider-man. Now The original Sinister Six was organized and led by Dr. Otto Octavius In The Amazing Spider-Man Annual in1964. He contacted every villain that had crossed paths with the Spider but only 5 responded, thus the Sinister Six was formed & featured Dr. Octopus, Electro, Vulture, Kraven The Hunter, Mysterio, and Sandman.
Throughout time the Sinister Six seen different Villains team up. One of the most recents would be during the 1990's Spider-Man animated Cartoon series where The Sinister Six was organized by Wilson Fisk (The Kingpin) but called The Insidious Six & consisted of Dr. Octopus, Shocker, Mysterio, Rhino, Scorpion & The Chameleon.
With Electro as the main Antagonist in this Spidey film & the likely-ness of The Rhino returning & The Easter Egg in the Amazing Spider-Man trailer showing Dr. Octopus Tentacles & The Vultures wings, we can assume we already have 4 of our Sinister Six members. Those Four are: Electro, Rhino, Vulture, & Doc Ock. Which leaves two members of the Sinister Six up in the air with three of the Originals not in this four and yet to have an appearance on screen. Those three are Kraven The Hunter, Sandman & Mysterio. Now with Sandman already making a big screen appearance in Spider-Man 3 (The Movie We All Want To Forget) chances are Mysterio & Kraven may be getting their Big Screen Debut as the last two members in the Sinister Six Movie. But we cannot forget about the man in Dr. Curt Connors cell in the post credit scene of The Amazing Spider-Man nor can we forget about The Lizard himself. My Speculation is that The Man who spoke to Curt Connors could in fact be one of three men. He could be Otto Octavius & his purpose was to recruit the Lizard to take on Spider-Man, although this is highly unlikely since he appeared & vanished out of nowhere.
My next guess is that he could possibly be Quentin Beck aka Mysterio & The whole appear & Vanish into thin air was one of his holo-cube tricks. This Could be the Mysterio's cameo onto the big screen and our 5th member of the Sinister Six (who is also one of the original six) leaving only one slot open. Or in fact the shadow figure seen in the post credit scene of the Amazing Spider-Man could be Gustav Fiers aka The Gentleman. He used the Sinister Six to take on Spider-Man as pawns.My hopes for the last two members of the Sinister Six (that is if they do bring back Rhino & Electro) are Mysterio & Kraven The Hunter. Introducing Kraven The Hunter can lead to other story routes like The Michael Morbius Series & The Neo-Genesis Story where Spider-Man becomes Man-Spider & needs the help of Kraven & The Punisher! Now if they don't bring back Rhino & Electro then I'd like to see them add Scorpion & for the sixth it would be a toss up with The Chameleon & Shocker.
Now I know I'm not alone when I say I want this movie done right & I want it to live up to its full potential. Lets face it A 130- 162 minute run time just wont cut it. I'd like to see this movie made the same way "The Lord of The Rings" Trilogy & "The Hobbit" Trilogy were made. 3 Films back to back to back released a year after each other. Now each film doesn't have to be 3 hours long. But with a run time of 130-140 minutes a piece over a 3 film span could certainly do this Sinister Six film justice. Giving enough time for each villain to get enough screen time & give Spidey enough time to handle them all. That is just my opinion though. Leave your comments below!