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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sony Announces Venom and Sinister Six Spin Off Movies!



As I was saying earlier in High Grade Alert post for Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1, the Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie trailer made quite a few references to other characters in the Spider-Man comics. I speculated that it would only be a matter of time before the Sinister Six may make an appearance in theaters.

Not long after my speculation, Sony released a press release saying that they were going to expand on the Spider-Man cinematic universe. Surprise, surprise. Actually, it's not since the studios (Fox, Sony, WB) are now following the model of what Disney and Marvel accomplished with all the movies that tied into the mega-hit Avengers movie last year.

So what's the scoop? A venom movie is finally seriously in the works. Fans have been chanting for a Venom movie for a while now, and it seems that Marc Webb has finally gave the studio a workable in for the character.

Venom was one of the characters the Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer made a reference to, along with Morbius, Doctor Octopus, and The Vulture, and it appears the Venom spin-off movie will be linked in shared Amazing Spider-Man cinematic universe. Surprise, surprise!

So, it looks like the first appearance of Venom in Amazing Spider-Man #300 will get another boost in demand, which will be great for my copy. I need to get that one CGC'd. 

The other major shocker announced by Sony was a Sinister Six spin-off movie in the works as well, and this movie seems to be what would've been Amazing Spider-Man #4. Makes complete sense why Andrew Garfield recently said, "not anything to do with me," after being questioned about a possible fourth film. 

And whom can we safely assume with be the rogue gallery of this cinematic Sinister Six? The Lizard, Green Goblin, Vulture, Doctor Octopus, Electro, and the Rhino. Eh, at least they have three of the original Sinister Six members.

However, that won't matter for the comic book. The first appearance of the Sinister Six is already hot, and values are being pushed up as you read this.

A dream team of sorts has been assembled to get these projects in the works and to cohesively share the same movieverse. 

The triple brain busting team of Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Ed Solomon will write Venom, with Kurtzman directing the future project.

However, Drew Goddard will write and possibly direct Sinister Six. If you've yet to watch the Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer, just click the link. It looks pretty damn good.

Looking for the first appearance of Doctor Octopus, The Lizard, The Vulture, and Electro? Just visit the link to see my list of Spider-Man key comics you should be on the hunt for and soon.


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