Spider-Man Spin-Offs (Mania.com)

By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Friday, December 13, 2013
Source: Herocomplex (LA Times)

It seems that Sony Pictures is also running the Avengers playbook, only this time they are focusing on villains instead of heroes. It looks like things just got a whole lot tougher for old web head. 

“Sony has announced plans for new movies about Spider-Man’s nemesis Venom and the collective of bad guys known as the Sinister Six via its Electro Arrives website. Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Ed Solomon will write the screenplay for “Venom,” while Drew Goddard will write, and potentially direct, “The Sinister Six,” focusing on the the villains in the franchise.
Additionally, Kurtzman, Orci and Jeff Pinkner will write the script for “The Amazing Spider-Man 3,” which is set to arrive in theaters June 10, 2016”.
It’s great that Sony is expanding the Spider-man cinematic universe with spin-off films. However, a movie wrapped around villains? I’m a fan of Drew Goddard (bring on his Daredevil Netflix series!), but it will take a lot to bring the Sinister Six to life. I hate making the comparison, but they are no Legion of Doom. 

Every fan who has ever worn a Venom t-shirt and prayed for a Venom movie has finally gotten their wish. As a fan Spider-Man, I don’t see a Venom movie as a good thing. He’s a supporting character, a great villain, but every time they try and turn him into more of hero, dark or otherwise, it never really works. I haven’t read the Flash Thompson comic, so would this be a good route to go? Sound off below Maniacs!
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