Hollywood just can’t get enough of superhero films!
After Marvel Studios announced the release dates for their upcoming superhero films, Sony Columbia Pictures is now confirming that they’re planning to release a sequel and a spin-off for Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” by 2018! And so the battle of the superhero films begin.
It was not too long ago that the second instalment of “The Amazing Spider-Man” franchise was released. On top of that, it was previously reported that 2 sequels of the film will be released on June 10, 2016 and May 4, 2018.
However, it is likely the films have been pushed back to the later dates to avoid clashing with the upcoming superhero films by Warner Bros and Marvel. The spin-off film has been slated for a 2016 release while the third instalment of the film has been pushed back to a much later date in 2018 instead.
Titled, “Sinister Six”, the spin-off of “The Amazing Spider-Man” is scheduled to release on 11th of November 2016. Writer-director Drew Goddard will be producing the spin-off film which focuses on the origin story of Sinister Six.
For those who are unfamiliar with the Spider-Man comic books, Sinister Six is a group of supervillains gathered by Doctor Octopus after his failed attempts to defeat Spider-Man. The vengeful doctor contacted every single villain that had crossed paths with Spider-Man but only Vulture, Electro, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, and Sandman have agreed to join him.
In the most recent film of “The Amazing Spider-Man” franchise, the film teased the appearance of Vulture, Electro, and Doctor Octopus for the spin-off film. It is also possible that Green Goblin (played by Dane Dehaam) will be joining the cinematic version of Sinister Six after he was introduced in the sequel for “The Amazing Spider-Man”.
As for the third instalment of “The Amazing Spider-Man”, the official release date has not been announced but it’s rumoured to debut in 2018. The studio will also be releasing the film adaptation of the Sony PlayStation video game, “Uncharted”, which will be directed by Horrible Bosses’ filmmaker Seth Gordon.
Well, it seems like Andrew Garfield can finally take a much-needed break from the film franchise. But then again, will Andrew Garfield reprise his role as Spider-Man or make a cameo appearance of the spin-off film? Wouldn’t you like that?