I think it's safe to say that we were all overjoyed when Sony and Marvel were able to come to the historic arrangement that would see everybody's favorite friendly neighborhood superhero finally swinging into the MCU. I cannot wait to indulge in the wisecracking between young Parker and Tony Stark.
But with the overall excitement surrounding Spider-Man's return to his spiritual home, there was one idea that Sony had that sounded intriguing enough to have been something really special, and had a writer-director talented enough to pull if off with aplomb: Sinister Six.
There were fears that with Marvel getting its hands back on its biggest IP, all of Cabin In The Woods director Drew Goddard's hard work on crafting the Sinister script would have gone to waste, and Spider-Man would never get the chance to take on the most iconic members of his Rogue's Gallery.
But it looks as if the movie could be resurrected, only if Marvel and Sony want it to, though. In a recent interview with io9, Goddard was upbeat when sharing his vision for the proposed feature:
My vision of that movie was a summer annual, so you didn’t have to worry about continuity. It was just, ‘We take Peter, put him on an adventure, we put him back in his life.’
I intentionally wanted a movie that didn’t have to worry about mythology and continuity. It was important to me to make a movie that could stand on its own.
So the good news is, you know, [laughs], it slots in very well to any plan anybody ever wants. We just need to let a couple years go by, I think.
That's fine with me! I'm happy to wait the few years as Goddard finishes up work on Season 2 of Netflix and Marvel's Daredevil, on which he was briefly showrunner for the seminal series' freshman year. Seeing as he's doing such good work with the big M, maybe his dream will in fact become a reality?
Something that Goddard is quietly confident about:
The tricky part about all this is I love this plan. I love that you get to see Spider-Man in Marvel movies. I think that’s a great thing.
I’m on board with that decision because as a fan that’s what I want. So who knows what the future holds? This is Hollywood, man, you’ve gotta play the long game.
Depending on the success of Marvel's Spider-Man movie, which'll more than likely see him join the Avengers, who is to say that in the next installment the Sinister Six won't wind up on the radar of Earth's Mightiest Heroes? With Spider-Man even leading his fellow heroes into battle. Because Sinister Six stands as:
...a Spider-Man movie. It was the giant, epic Spider-Man movie of my dreams.
Not just your dreams, Drew!
What do you think?