Following the huge news this week about Sony’s new relationship with Marvel Studios which will see Spidey appearing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, speculation immediately begun on what this meant for the Spidey-verse of films we’ve been hearing about over the last few years.
Sony’s mini cross franchise universe of Spidey films included a Venom , and Sinister Six franchise running alongside the Amazing Spiderman series. Amazing Spiderman 2 included a few scenes which act as a bridge towards the Sinister Six and with this week’s announcement it was looking like all those plans would be scrapped.
However, it appears that the Sinister Six film is still in the works, with Drew Goddard still attached to direct. While the specific release date is now uncertain, it will at least be post-Spiderman’s appearance in the MCU which Sony no doubt hopes will help rejuvenate interest in their ongoing Spiderman solo films.
While Sinister Six might still happen, it’s highly likely it’ll need a big rewrite, as the current incarnation no doubt ties into the Marc Webb/Andrew Garfield film series, which is about to become mostly irrelevant in the context of the character joining up with the MCU.