Sony’s two “The Amazing Spider-Man” films are now a distant memory in the wake of the success of the Marvel Studios-approved “Spider-Man: Homecoming”.
Even so, the studio does seem to be sifting through the remnants of the plans they had for the franchise before ‘Homecoming’ came along and are using elements of it to build out spin-offs including the “Venom” and “Silver and Black” films.
Marc Webb, the director of the two Andrew Garfield-led Spider-Man films, spoke with Den of Geek this week and touched upon the plans that were in place had the ‘Amazing’ series continued:
“They were going to make a ‘Sinister Six‘ movie before we did the third [Spider-Man movie]. Chris Cooper was going to come back and play the Goblin. We were going to freeze his head, and then he was going to be brought back to life… [Norman Osborn] was going to be the main villain. He was going to come out and lead the Sinister Six. We had talked about Vulture a little bit too, actually.
And then there was that character called The Gentleman. We had some notions about how to do it, but I think maybe we were thinking too far ahead when we started building in those things. But it was a fun exercise. I look back very fondly on those days.”
The Gentleman, aka. Gustav Fiers, was seen only in shadow in the first two films – appearing in Curt Connors’ cell in the post-credits scene of the first film and visiting Harry Osborn in the second.
The comments come as That Hashtag Show has revealed some new rumors about the “Silver & Black” film which would feature the Spider-Man characters of Silver Sable and Black Cat.
The site claims the storyline sees Black Cat stealing something from Mendel Stromm/Gaunt, an ‘enhancement’ that ties in with bio-experiments he’s been conducting. Silver Sable, the main character, is a bounty hunter who sets out to find Black Cat and in doing so find Gaunt. Together they take on him and his cronies Scorpion and Tarantula.
Gina Prince-Bythewood is attached to direct the film which hasn’t set a release date as yet.