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The Sinister Six To Be Released In 2016 & Amazing Spider-Man 3 Pushed Back To 2018

Howdy ladies and gentlemen, time for some film news and this has to do with the future of Sony’s Spider-Man films and the shared universe that they are trying to create. The following information comes from ComicBookMovie:

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“Given that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the lowest-grossing Spidey movie ever and, quite frankly, a critical flop, there has been much uncertainty about where Sony Pictures will take the franchise and its previously-announced villain spin-off movies. Now ahead of this week’s San Diego Comi-Con, The Hollywood Reporter reports that the studio has scheduled to first release The Sinister Six on November 11, 2016,  and will eventually release The Amazing Spider-Man 3 in 2018. The third and fourth sequels to Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man were initially set for release on June 10, 2016, and May 4, 2018, but Sony is apparently happy with The Sinisher Six writer/director Drew Goddard’s rough script and ultimately what he has planned for the supervillain team-up movie, which The Amazing Spider-Man 2 notably spent precious screen-time trying to establish.

“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 Sony president Doug Belgrad in a statement.”

Firstly let’s talk about the main point of interest here; the fact that Amazing Spider-Man 3 has been pushed back to 2018. Ha! I’m sorry but I can’t help but snigger a little bit at this. The Amazing Spider-Man 2, despite there being some elements that I liked, overall it was just a mess of a film. TASM2 it is the lowest money-making Spidey film and one of the worst critically received films in the series too and besides a few die-hard fanboys, most comic book film fans despise the film. So now the film has been delayed in favour of the Sinister Six villain film. Now while I can understand the logic on Sony’s end to go ahead with the villain-based film that includes some of the already established characters in TASM2, but at the same time that leaves a massive gap between now and the next Spider-Man film.

Four years! Four bloody years, that is a bloody long time when it comes to distance between sequels. The standard gap is at least two, three years tops. The Four year gap did not do Star Trek Into Darkness any favours as it really killed the momentum created by its prequel back in 2009. I know that the difference here is that we will be getting a villain film in-between to hold us over that takes place in the same universe, but unless Spider-Man is somehow involved then the gap between films will still feel pretty long. As for The Sinister Six, while I’m interested as to how it will turn out, however without the right care and attention I don’t think it will be a good experience, and considering the way Sony and the writers behind TASM2 have treated Spidey so far, I’m not expecting anything amazing the way that the Goblin, Rhino and Electro was handled. I hope that the vision and creativity behind this villain film is better than what has come in the past.

 
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Posted by on July 23, 2014 in Films, Media

 

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Marc Webb Returning to Direct The Amazing Spider-Man 3

Howdy ladies and gents, time for some film news. I know this news story is a fair bit late but I would like to talk about it anyway. The following information comes from superherohype:

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Variety is reporting that The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb will return once again to the director’s chair for the planned third film in the series, The Amazing Spider-Man 3. Last October, writers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner were brought back to script the third part in the series which is currently set for release on June 10, 2016.

Star Andrew Garfield will return for the third film in the series, and even Paul Giamatti, who appears as Aleksei Sytsevich, aka The Rhino,  in this summer’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, has said he’ll also return for the third film, but what other cast members will return remains to be seen.

The Spider-Man universe will be expanding on the big screen even more after the third film as Sony also has a fourth film planned for May 4, 2018, along with two spin-off films including Venom, to be written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Ed Solomon and directed by Kurtzman, and The Sinister Six, which will be written and directed by The Cabin in the Woods‘ Drew Goddard.”

Well this seemed like a no-brainer really and I could see this being a decision that was made a while back. While I didn’t really like the first Amazing Spider-Man, it did have pretty solid direction and Webb seems to understand the material he is working with. The people at Sony must be loving what he’s done with Amazing Spider-Man 2 to fast-track him along for the next instalment in this series. I’m down with this decision as long as TASM2 ends up delivering the goods and ends up being the best Spider-Man film ever. It certainly has the potential.

 
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Posted by on February 26, 2014 in Films, Media

 

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Shailene Woodley Seems Pretty Sure That She Won’t Be Back For Amazing Spider-Man 3

Hi people of the internet, time for me talk about another news in the world of film relating to upcoming superhero films and this one involves actress Shailene Woodley (the lady who was supposed to be Mary Jane Watson in Amazing Spider-Man 2). The following info comes from ComicBookMovie:

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“Despite saying that “anything can happen”, Shailene Woodley seems confident that her commitments to Divergent and the fact that she’s heard nothing from the studio means that she won’t be returning as ‘Mary Jane Watson’ in The Amazing Spider-Man 3.

For those of you unable to watch the video, the actress says: “Andrew kills it. I don’t know anything, but seeing as how they picked up the next two Divergent films, I don’t know how I’d keep my sanity with two big action films in one year. But, anything can happen, so…”

Well this is kind of surprising. So let’s look at the at the facts that’s come before this point. Miss Woodley shot scenes for Amazing Spidey 2, then gets cut from the film and we’re told by Marc Webb it was due to the filmmakers wanting to make the film more about Peter and Gwen and were reassured that she’ll show up in the next Spidey film. That’s what we were told a little while ago. Now apparently Woodley’s not heard nothing back from the studio. This sounds question. Now this could mean one of two things:

  1. Either she may not come back at all and will be replaced.
  2. Or it may just be that the people over at Sony and the filmmakers will eventually get back to her later on in the year and get her back into production.

To be honest I’ve heard Woodley’s a good actress and don’t doubt that, however I was never keen on the idea of her being Mary Jane, no offence to her but as MJ I didn’t get that vibe from her and I feel like we’d need someone to compete with the insanely gorgeous Emma Stone. Because after all it is a competition of looks and personality in the comics and that needs to be reflected in the films too.

So what do you think of this news? Discuss below! 😀

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2014 in Films, Media

 

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