Now that Spider-Man will appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that means Sony's plans to go all "expanded universe" with the Webhead have changed.
But, according to "The Martian" screenwriter Drew Goddard, there's still hope for his "Sinister Six" villain team-up movie.
"It slots in very well to any plan anybody ever wants," Goddard recently revealed to io9. "We just need to let a couple years go by, I think."
Before Spidey swung to the MCU, the original plan was to make "Sinister Six" after the release of "The Amazing Spider-Man 3." Goddard spent a year working on the script, which he planned to make as his directorial follow-up to "The Cabin in the Woods." But "Amazing Spider-Man 2" underperformed with audiences and critics, and those plans were shelved.
While "Six" is considerably back-burnered for now, Goddard teased some broad story details about the film fans want to see.
"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.'"
Goddard went on to say that it was his intent to make a movie that "didn't have to worry about mythology and continuity," a movie that could stand on its own.
As for what that movie is about, plot-wise, the writer-director offered only this: "[It's] the giant, epic Spider-Man movie of my dreams."
Fans will have to wait to see if his dream movie ever comes true. In the meantime, they can see his latest when "The Martian" hits theaters Oct. 2.