Sony’s Spider-Man and Venom crossover plans include Sinister Six spinoff movie
With the creative team behind Venom: let there be carnage teasing that a cross between this one and the Spider-Man films starring Tom Holland will happen “soon,” and new information on Sony’s plans could reveal where they are headed with the two films existing in the same universe . Speaking on the Nation of Heroes Podcast, Deadline‘s Anthony D’Alessandro noted that Sony Pictures’ plan is not only to bring Venom and Spider-Man together, but that plans for a Sinister Six movie are something the studio still wants to achieve, well, once again. .
“Sony has always kept, aside from the new Spider-Man stuff that they do with Disney / MCU, Sony has always kept their Marvel stuff separate,” D’Alessandro said. “With that Venom (the next Let there be carnage) they’re actually going to connect to the Spider-Man universe that they’re setting up with Disney / MCU. I know one of their long term goals is to make Sinister Six, and that’s the kind of project we’ve all been waiting for, their version of Spider-Man (universe) villains. “
Marvel fans will quickly notice that it looks like Spider-Man: No Way Home is doing the Sinister Six in a roundabout way, but a standalone villain-focused film is certainly something moviegoers would want to see. Sony previously tried to get a project off the ground after the Sinister Six while Andrew Garfield was still the webslinger, hiring Marvel’s Daredevil creator Drew Goddard to write and direct the film (they even sued Tom Hardy for a role, but not one he would end up playing on the big screen).
“It’s difficult, because I think these projects are the kind of thing we have to work on in the dark,” said Sanford Panitch, president of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, Variety on the establishment of such a film. “They’re not ready until they’re ready. Kraven is a great example because we didn’t rush. We could have done it over three years ago. It’s just now that the script is awesome, JC was the right choice, and we found the movie star because it was just kismet, and watch that other movie [Bullet Train] and realizing that [Taylor-Johnson] could be the perfect cast. “
Asked again about Sinister Six, Panitch said with a chuckle: “That would be very cool, wouldn’t it?”
With Venom already installed, Morbius waiting behind the scenes, and the Kraven the Hunter movie in development, Sony certainly seems to be putting together a potential Sinister Six that won’t require Marvel Studios. That said, a deeper collaboration between the two would almost certainly be what fans would love to see.
“It’s on our minds all the time,” Tom Hardy recently told ComicBook.com of a cross between Venom and Spider-Man. “Look at the picture! These are little Spidey legs sticking out of Venom’s teeth. It’s really… It’s really specific. It’s like a call from Kabib.” Hardy notes it, he wants to see Venom take a bite out of Spider-Man but not Tom Holland. “Actually just Spider-Man, I love Tom,” he said. “You know what I mean?”
Venom: let there be carnage will debut on October 1.
(H / T Le Direct)