Sony’s Spider-Man Universe Will Expand With ‘Venom’ and ‘Sinister Six’

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Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy was highly successful and quite a prolific project. However, Sony has already made it clear that it plans to go above and beyond that with a four-part series for The Amazing Spider-Man franchise. But a new report makes it clear that it’s not even close to stopping there — it has sinister plans for more.

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Sony has Drew Goddard signed on to write and direct a spin-off from The Amazing Spider-Man franchise to complement that universe. There are little details on what to expect other than that it will be The Sinister Six. For fans, this means any of a host of Spider-Man villains will be starring in a film focused specifically on them. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to determine which villains could be included, as the Sinister Six have been composed of over a dozen members — at one point even expanding to a dozen members at once as the Sinister Twelve.

Drew Goddard may prove a smart choice for the job. His writing includes Cloverfield – showing he knows how to handle baddies of the biggest variety — World War Z – showing he knows how to handle large quantities of baddies — and The Cabin in the Woods — showing he knows how to play with a lot of characters, as this last movie included numerous horror villains as characters. He also had a chance to show off his directing gusto with The Cabin in the Woods — with a Tomatometer score of 92 percent on RottenTomatoes, Goddard has a clear knack.

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