While Marvel is heavily investing in superhero movies in its Marvel Cinematic Universe projects, other studios are taking this as a lesson and working on their own projects. Major studios are learning from the franchise and trying to establish their own. This has not been a success for most of these though. Sony saw the success of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man in the MCU and decided they will invest in this character themselves too. They landed a deal with Marvel to use the character for sharing the character. Meanwhile, they started making their own projects to work create a franchise of Spider-Man characters. Let’s take a look at the plans that Sony might have as a Sinister Six crossover is under development as the SPUMC finale.
Sony And Spider-Man
Sony has a history with multiple projects that are based on the character of Spider-Man for a long time. They started the Spider-Man movies with the original trilogy directed by Sam Raimi. This movie revolutionized how superhero movies were made with characters that had multiple dimensions. The third part of this trilogy wasn’t very successful and even though there were plans for more of these movies Sony dropped them. They created a whole new rendition of Spider-Man with the Amazing Spider-Man movies with Andrew Garfield starring as the friendly neighborhood hero. These movies were massively different but they weren’t particularly successful with their poor critical response. This series was dropped too and we didn’t get the planned third part for the series.
The Sinister Six is one of the most essential teams of supervillains for Spider-Man in comic book history. This team had some of the major Spider-Man antagonists like Doc Ock, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, Vulture, Sandman, and Electro. Later versions of the team also included characters like Green Goblin, Rhino, and Venom. Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was attempting to bring this team to the live-action. The film already gave us Electro, Green Goblin, and Rhino as villains, and others like Vulture and Doc Ock we being hinted at. The other major villain included Lizard who was already shown in the previous film. But this ended up failing as the third venture in the series The Amazing Spider-Man 3 was canceled.
Newly Revealed Plans
It was recently reported in Deadline’s Hero Nation Podcast that Sony has plans for The Sinister Six. According to them, there is a chance they are working on the team again with plans for a crossover with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. According to Deadline’s Anthony D’Alessandro,
Because Sony’s always kept, outside of the current Spider-Man stuff they’re doing with the Disney MCU, Sony’s always kept their Marvel stuff separate, and with this Venom, they’re actually going to connect to the Spider-Man universe [that’s being set-up with the] Disney MCU. So that’s very interesting. I know one of their long-term goals is to make Sinister Six . That’s kinda the project we’re all waiting for; their version of the bad guys from the Spider-Man [universe].
Sinister Six Crossover Is Under Development
Currently, there’s no news on how Sony will be bringing this Sinister Six movie on the front. The studio already has films like Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Morbius set to release soon. Not only that but other projects like Madame Web are in the pipeline too. Added to that, Spider-Man: No Way Home is setting up a chance for multiple villains to make a comeback from the multiverse. The villains hinted at making a comeback include Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock from Spider-Man 2 and Jamie Foxx’s Electro from The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
These villains made confirmed appearances in the trailers and have been confirmed by Marvel itself. Fans are theorizing that other villains from the past renditions of Spider-Man might also make a return. There is a massive chance that No Way Home might tease at the team-up of these villains and subsequently connect to the Sony Spider-Man films. Hence, connecting the Venom and Morbius films along with the upcoming Kraven the Hunter film to Tom Holland’s Spider-Man.
We don’t know how the studio might bring this team to the movies but there are sufficient villains in both these studios to finally show the Sinister Six. Considering, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man has only one more movie left according to the Sony and Marvel deal, it is unclear if the Sinister Six film will be part of the MCU or it will just be connected to Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. Whatever does happen, we will end up enjoying the movie.