With the “Spider-Man” franchise getting rebooted again and being incorporated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe this time, you would think that all those spin-off films that Sony Pictures were talking about a few years ago have fallen by the wayside.
That may not be the case though as arguably the most high-profile of them, the super villain team-up film “Sinister Six,” may still live on according to its writer/director Drew Goddard.
Goddard, who penned “The Cabin in the Woods” and the soon to open “The Martian,” tells io9 that he wrote the film with a vision that could easily be adjusted to fit into the MCU and with Tom Holland’s incarnation of the character:
“My vision of that movie was a summer annual. So you didn’t have to worry about continuity. It was just, ‘We take Peter, put him on an adventure, we put him back in his life.’ I intentionally wanted a movie that didn’t have to worry about mythology and continuity.
It was important to me to make a movie that could stand on its own. So the good news is, you know, [laughs], it slots in very well to any plan anybody ever wants. We just need to let a couple years go by, I think.”
Despite all of Goddard’s work on the film seemingly being chucked out by the Marvel reboot, he is very keen on what’s about to happen:
“The tricky part about all this is I love this plan. I love that you get to see Spider-Man in Marvel movies. I think that’s a great thing. I’m on board with that decision because as a fan that’s what I want. So who knows what the future holds? This is Hollywood, man, you’ve gotta play the long game.”
The Goddard-penned “The Martian” opens October 2nd.