When Are Those ‘Sinister Six’ and ‘Venom’ Features Going to Be Released?

By April 11, 2014
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Now that Sony Pictures is going great guns (webs?) on building out the comic book universe in and around their cinematic Spider-Man, it’s natural to wonder when exactly we’re going to see the recently-announced Sinister Six and Venom features. As both films will revolve around some of the biggest baddies Spidey has to face (and, in some cases, may have already faced in the new franchise, though that remains to be seen), it makes sense that both features would arrive before the end of the current planned four-feature run.

Fortunately, producer Matt Tolmach agrees! He recently told Den of Geek: “Before we know what we do with Spider-Man 4…We’re going to do Sinister Six, Venom and Spider-Man 3. There is going to be a lot of crossover in those movies. So we’re just not at Spider-Man 4, because we still have a whole other Spider-Man movie and two other movies. So we don’t know yet what [Spider-Man 4] is going to be.”

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As the release dates for both The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man 4 have already been (apparently) set — with the third feature opening on June 10, 2016 and the fourth following two years later on May 4, 2018 — that gives us a better idea of when we can expect to see the Drew Goddard-helmed Sinister Six and the Alex Kurtzman-directed Venom. Basically, just clear out 2017. Just the whole year. Better safe than sorry.

But wait! There’s more — despite plenty of reporting that the May 2018 date is for the fourth Spider-Man film, Tolmach also clarified to the outlet that said date is just for some kind of Spider-Man film, so it’s possible we could see either Venom or Sinister Six on that date, with the fourth Spidey feature being shoved back even later. So clear 2019, too. Just line up at the theater now.

The second Spider-Man film, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which reunites stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone with director Marc Webb, will arrive on May 2. Excited about the ever-expanding Spidey cinematic universe?

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