Villains don’t tend to last too long in the current superhero-heavy cinematic universe – they get to rage it up for about one film, before being vanquished to wherever (Loki is, of course, one heck of an outlier and a special case) – but isn’t that the point of a superhero film? Find a bad guy, take him out? The end? Hurray?
But what happens when a certain superhero – let’s say Spider-Man – has a long list of baddies he’s fought who still manage to survive, only to team up to take him down? Well, you give them their own movie! At least, that’s what Sony seems to be promising with their planned Sinister Six movie, and now we’re getting a better idea of when we’re going to get it. (Or, at the very least, how we’re going to get it.)
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly (via Cinema Blend) for this week’s splashy, Spidey-focused cover story on all things The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal teased, “At the tail end of this movie we set up some of the other characters that will probably end up being in the Sinister Six…We’re going forward on all fronts.” Although there’s no word on just who will make up said six, EW does share that Spider-Man himself, Andrew Garfield, spilled that his favorites include Venom, Doc Ock, Vulture, and Kraven.
One of the main villains of this summer’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is Electro, played by Jamie Foxx, and a recent presentation of footage spent a serious amount of time showing just how much the character changes and evolves over the course of the film. That makes sense, given producer Avi Arad’s stance on baddies, as he told the outlet, “Villains can be very entertaining…It’s not like somebody’s born and they’re a villain. Something happens and it changes their lives. Some people can deal with it — they become the heroes. Some people can’t and hate the world because of what they felt was done to them — they become the villains.” That spirit seems to run right through the next Spider-Man, and it’s a nice jumping off point for the Sinister Six movie.
Villains are people, too, you guys.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens on May 2.
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