We hope you can forgive us for getting slightly confused about the slate of upcoming "Spider-Man"-derived movies Sony is planning to trotting out in the next few years. In addition to next month's "Amazing Spider-Man 2," they have already scheduled "Amazing Spider-Man 3" for May 27, 2016, and tentatively penciled in three more movies: "Amazing Spider-Man 4," and the villain-centered spin-off movies "Sinister Six" and "Venom." Well at least we know when those movies will be coming.
According to Den of Geek, producer Matt Tolmach has stated that the two spin-off movies will come before "Amazing Spider-Man 4" (which would retain star Andrew Garfield but lose director Marc Webb, who is stepping down after the third movie). "Before we know what we do with 'Spider-Man 4,' we're going to do 'Sinister Six,' 'Venom' and 'Spider-Man 3.' There is going to be a lot of crossover in those movies," Tolmach explained. "So we're just not at 'Spider-Man 4,' because we still have a whole other Spider-Man movie and two other movies. So we don't know yet what [Spider-Man 4] is going to be." Tolmach said that there WILL be a Spider-movie in 2018 but not necessarily an amazing one (if you catch our drift)...
Drew Goddard, who previously helmed "Cabin in the Woods," recently signed on to direct "Sinister Six" (he had been attached as a writer), while "Venom" will be directed by Alex Kurtzman from a script Kurtzman has been working on with frequent partners Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner, as well as Ed Solomon. So, at least there's some creative talent is behind these projects, even if they ultimately end up feeling repetitious and cynical. Let's hope not.