Sony Pushes Back ‘Spider-Man 3’ to 2018, Dates ‘Sinister Six’ for 2016

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Looking to broaden its Spider-Man franchise, Sony has dated spin-off “Sinister Six” for Nov. 11, 2016 as the next tentpole in its key property — while moving back “The Amazing Spider-Man 3” two years to 2018.

Sony did not set a specific 2018 date for “The Amazing Spider-Man 3.” It had originally dated “The Amazing Spider-Man 4” for May 4, 2018, but that’s no longer the plan.

After modest box office results for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” the studio thinks “Sinister Six” will expand the Spider-Man universe by bringing in villains, making Sony a stronger competitor against the likes of Disney/Marvel’s “Avengers” and WB’s Justice League superheroes in the coming years.

The studio has also slated “Uncharted” for June 10, 2016 — the date previously held by “The Amazing Spider-Man 3.”

Sony made the announcements Wednesday on the opening day of Comic-Con. The studio first revealed the “Sinister Six” and “Venom” spinoff projects in December, including Drew Goddard’s attachment as a writer with an eye to direct. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing “Sinister Six.”

“Uncharted,” based on the PlayStation videogame series, follows the adventures of treasure hunter Nathan Drake. Seth Gordon will direct from a David Guggenheim script. The film will be an Arad/Atlas Entertainment Production, produced by Charles Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner and Ari Arad.

“With ‘Sinister Six’ in the hands of writer-director Drew Goddard, we feel extremely confident placing the film on a prime date in 2016,” said Doug Belgrad, president, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group.

The “Sinister Six” super-villains first appeared in 1964 and were drawn from Spider-Man’s list of enemies. Led by Doctor Octopus, they included Electro, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, Sandman and the Vulture.

Electro was introduced in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” with Jamie Foxx portraying the villain.

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” performed respectably with over $700 million in worldwide box office. The five “Spider-Man” films have grossed nearly $4 billion, led by 2002’s “Spider-Man” with $821 million.

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  3. john says:

    Short version: AS 2 is MOST FUN of the five Spiderman movies so far. It’s also the most tragic. This is poetic plotting and scripting and lyrical execution, a world-class effort.
    Close observers of mainstream movie reviews verses poetic and spiritual quality will know some movies often so exceed the poetic imagination of corporate reviewers that amazing movies frequently get low scores. Amazing Spiderman 2 is only the latest trashing of robust and lyrical plotting and imagery.

    The classic example of poor review scores for amazing and uplifting movies is Cameron’s Titanic. Please recall how the majority of Steven Spielberg’s movies got poor, middling or very divided reviews including Schindler’s list and E.T.

  4. eishucool says:

    The Amazing Spider Man 2 Awesome Movie, Awesome Effects, Awesome 3D, And Final Words Its A Awesome Movie…Loved It

  5. Ester says:

    The Amazing Spider Man 2 Awesome Movie, Awesome Effects, Awesome 3D, And Final Words Its A Awesome Movie…Loved It

  6. dave says:

    spidey 2 had a hard time because the first one wasnt all that great. it was mostly rehashing old ground. spidey 2 was the first one i didnt bother to see in the cinema. but ive just seen it and it was awesome. much better than the first. im sure that once more people get a chance to see it at home it will regenerate interest in the franchise. im certainly interested in seeing the next one in the cinema. they should see how the dvd/bluray sales and rentals go before writing off the franchise.

  7. Imtiaz Ahmed says:

    i like this movie………

  8. filmtoppings says:

    Can’t they just put the Sinister Six in the third Spidey movie instead of making a spin-off? And will Spider-Man be in the Sinister Six movie?

  9. cavington says:

    They should just sell off the rights to Disney.

  10. nick says:

    4 years of waiting until the next spiderman movie…

  11. Carl says:

    So when is the Venom film coming out?

  12. Mark says:

    There guys are trying to squeeze water from a rock. And the one character they do have Spiderman they have messed up. Give it about 15 years and try again with Spidey

  13. jon m;shulla says:

    Running scared there, heh?

  14. This is all because of Sonys Financial issues, if you are -408% in losses its going to take a while to gain some momentum and spending money on big budget movies isn’t going to help anything. Looking at their reports of income and losses on stock market sites its pretty obvious to see why Sony isn’t pushing out big updates for the PS4 and is trying to sell off other divisions such as Sony Vaio and their TV line.

  15. Paul says:

    Got a bad feeling about this. Any momentum Spidey 2 had…at all…will be totally dissipated by a 4 year wait for a sequel. And the Sinister 6 in the middle of the wait? This will do little to prop up the franchise. W/O hope of Spider Man himself being a major player in the film (the nature of the idea precludes it anyway), this will be little more than an ensemble disaster. Guess all you can do is hope your kids will see a decent reboot in 20 years or so.

  16. Cutie says:

    No I can’t wait 4 years!!!

  17. Sarge says:

    Perhaps this time they’ll actually have a good script written, rather than the obvious cash-grab of ASM2.

  18. Omer Farooq says:

    WTF….TASM 3 in 2018…..we will probably forget who spider man is by that time…not really but yeah !!

  19. Nathan says:

    As much as I love Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man, by the time these films are released, nobody will care about the franchise.

  20. john says:

    This is actually disappointing news. After the mess of ASM2, I was hoping cash strapped Sony would transfer the property back to Marvel, with perhaps a profit sharing agreement. Oh well, now we will get more lackluster “Webb” directed crab fest.
    Mom, look at what they done to my Webhead.

    • Jim H. says:

      You mean Disney? In all honesty, Marvel isn’t even Marvel anymore. Marvel Entertainment is owned by Disney and even though they still make the movies, Disney has a strong influence. I don’t think every single property has to go back to Disney and why should Sony and Fox give up their rights? They bought those Marvel character rights long before Disney jumped on the bandwagon. As much as people hate on Sony and Fox, The original Spider-man trilogy and most of the X-men movies were very profitable. They’re the reasons why Disney probably thought, hey maybe we should get into the comic book movies too. Before Disney bought Marvel, they were hurting big time with bad movie after bad movie.

  21. Randy Krus says:

    If the Sinister Six are the same characters from Spidey2……I’m afraid they have already failed.

  22. Chelsea says:

    I love you Spidey.

  23. Lex Walker says:

    Sony, your Spidey franchise is dying. You can’t replicate Avengers success by adding a bunch of villains, you can only create villain bloat and get another TASM2 or Spider-man 3. Go home, you’re drunk.

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