With his new film “Bad Times at the El Royale” now out in cinemas, director Drew Goddard has been doing some press rounds and recently discussed some of his superhero projects.
We heard last week he couldn’t give an update on the “X-Force” film because nothing has progressed, now he’s spoken with THR about a project he was previously linked to and then exited – Sony’s proposed “Spider-Man” spin-off “Sinister Six” several years ago which fell apart in the wake of Sony’s deal with Marvel Studios.
Goddard says he still has a fondness for that film and hopes one day to bring it back:
“[‘Sinister Six’] 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 [in the Woods]’ 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.”
With Sony’s plans for its own Spider-Man spin-offs finally getting off the ground with “Venom,” this seems one of those projects the studio could eventually revive.