The announcement of the Sinister Six release date at San Diego Comic-Con has put to rest rumors that Sony’s upcoming ambitions are finished. It was previously reported by The Inquisitr that the Sinister Six movie was canceled due to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 being the least profitable film ever in the franchise, but SDCC announcements have proven that just a rumor.
It seems Sony hasn’t given up trying to keep the license to Spider-Man yet, and hopes that the villain centered spinoff will help push the box office back up.
There was no update or announcement for a Venom movie, however. This could be because their insistence that the character be in Tobey Maguire’s third outing as the web slinger only made fans more angry. The character barely received ten minutes of the film’s screen time, and most of it was with Topher Grace’s face instead of the one we know. Perhaps they’re not risking the possibility of focusing on that villain, or he might be one of the main villains in The Amazing Spider-Man 3?
The Sinister Six release date has been made official alongside the above mentioned Amazing Spider-Man 3 and the recently announced Uncharted movie.
You read that right: Nathan Drake is getting his first big screen treatment, risking the same failure that every video game based movie has faced before.
The Sinister Six, Amazing Spider-Man 3, and Uncharted release dates are indications that Sony is determined to keep moving forward with movies that might not work like they hope.
‘The Amazing Spider Man 3’ Release Date Pushed Back To 2018! ‘Sinister Six’ Takes 2016 Slot! Will The Villains… http://t.co/lrcwZMMygc
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The Sinister Six movie has been planned for November 11, 2016, with the next Amazing Spider-Man hitting in 2018. The Uncharted movie will be aimed for June 10, 2016, attempting to cash in on the Summer action crowd.
While Sony and Columbia Pictures appear to be gambling with these franchises, it’s clear with the announcement of the Sinister Six release date that they’re not done trying.
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