The Sinister Six will always be a constant threat to Spider-Man. Though the roster has changed throughout history, even once doubling to 12, Spidey’s greatest villains will unite the one signal purpose of taking out the webslinger. So when Sony announced that their Spider-Man Cinematic Universe would release a Sinister Six movie written and directed by Drew Goddard in 2018, fans got excited. Of course this meant that the films would need to build up to that one film, and it made plenty of sense that a Sinister Six film would be released after The Amazing Spider-Man 3.
But then came The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s disappointing box office numbers, which was then followed by Sony pushing The Amazing Spider-Man 3‘s release date from June 10, 2016 to 2018. The studio then rescheduled the Sinister Six film from 2018 to 2016. Of course an entire film focused on the Sinister Six, that only has a few possible members on their roster that we have seen and another two confirmed outside of the film, would mean that Spider-Man would have to be involved in some sort of capacity. But Andrew Garfield doesn’t seem to think that’s happening. Hit the jump to see what he had to say about his possible lack of involvement.
In an interview with the Toronto Sun, Garfield revealed this:
“I know more than I’m allowed to say right now. I can say I’m really excited about Drew Goddard, who’s going to be writing and directing The Sinister Six movie. And whether I’m involved in that or not is kind of immaterial.”
The comments aren’t exactly apathetic, and falls more along the lines of “no comment.” How Goddard sets up the Sinister Six film roster will be interesting considering we know what happens to most of the villains in the previous films, two (or three depending on what you think happened to Rhino at the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2) are in jail, one is on ice, and the other is probably dead. Have also seen hints of Doctor Octopus and Vulture, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb confirmed that Mysterio and Kraven the Hunter will be a part of the team a few weeks back.
Again, it should interesting to see how exactly Goddard sets up these characters without us having any sort of back story or film focusing on the characters. Not that we need it seeing how Guardians of the Galaxy glossed over the five heroes.