It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything official about a possible Sinister Six movie, but will Spider-Man ever face all the villains at the same time in theaters? There’s hope yet, as Vanity Fair talked to Spider-Man franchise producer Amy Pascal, who still hopes it will happen someday with The Cabin in the Woods helmer Drew Goddard, who was attached to write and direct.
“I’m just waiting for Drew to be ready to direct it. I would do anything with Drew Goddard. I’m just waiting for him to tell me he wants to,” Pascal said.
Back in October, Goddard still seemed willing in an interview:
“It was really fun. I wouldn’t have done it had I not thought there was a real opportunity to do something different and exciting and just flat-out bananas. It was very much me and — a much more commercial version of — the Cabin mentality. The punk rock mentality that led to Cabin is very much at the core of Sinister Six. That’s a fun one. Who knows, it could see the light of day. It’s funny, I’ve been through a lot of volatility at a lot of different studios. Between MGM and Sony and Fox. At a certain point, you start to realize, ‘Oh, this is just a volatile business’ and you try to stay afloat as the boat rocks back and forth.”
She also addressed the recent news that Sony Pictures Animation is already developing both a Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel and a female-led spinoff movie. Joaquim Dos Santos (Voltron Legendary Defender, Avatar: The Last Airbender) has been hired to direct the sequel from a script by David Callaham (Wonder Woman 1984, Zombieland 2).
Pascal told Vanity Fair that the film will focus “on Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy—and will explore a romance between the two, a thread from Lord’s original script that ultimately didn’t fit in Into the Spider-Verse.”
Lauren Montgomery, who also worked on Voltron and co-directed Batman: Year One and Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, will direct the untitled Spider-centric project that will team up the female heroes in the Spider-Man universe of characters in one adventure. Bek Smith (Zoo) will write the script.
The magazine added that the female spinoff “will feature Spider-Gwen and Cindy Moon (a.k.a. Silk) as well as Jessica Drew (a.k.a. Spider-Woman).”
With Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The LEGO Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.
Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, the film’s voice cast includes Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, Lily Tomlin, Kimiko Glenn, John Mulaney, and Nicolas Cage.