With the release of Sony’sÂ The Amazing Spider-Man 2 rapidly approaching, the folks behind it are conducting more and more interviews. And with all of these words being spilled from their mouths about the film, and upcoming plans, we’re getting more and more of a sense for where the studio is going with its upcoming slate of Spider-Man-related films. In a couple of talks with MTV and Den of Geek, we’ve gotten our eyes on some interesting quotes regarding what to to expect.
For one thing, we’ve now got something of a timeline to work with. Producer Matt Tolmach has revealed that there’s been a shift, and thatÂ The Amazing Spider-Man 4 is no longer the movie we should be expecting to arrive in 2018. That honor will now go to one of the two villain-centric spinoffs:
“Before we know what we do withÂ Spider-Man 4, we’re going to doÂ Sinister Six,Â VenomÂ andÂ Spider-Man 3. There is going to be a lot of crossover in those movies. So we’re just not atÂ Spider-Man 4, because we still have a whole otherÂ Spider-ManÂ movie and two other movies. So we don’t know yet what [Spider-Man 4] is going to be”
So Spidey 4 is on hold while those other three get worked on and released before it.
But what about the lineup of the Sinister Six? Or what tone and scope that movie may have? Series star, Andrew Garfield, shed some light on the latter:
“‘The Avengers’ was such a great movie; what about ‘The Avengers’ for villains? Spider-Man is kind of there on the fringes, but it’s about how a band of villains gets together. That’s an awesome film. That’s a film I’d be excited to see.”
Meanwhile, Jamie Foxx made the case for Electro’s inclusion in the nefarious group.Â *BEWARE! SLIGHT POSSIBLE SPOILER AHEAD!*
“All I can tell you is when they get to choosing people, Electro is [made of] electricity. So he can never die; he’ll just go to a different place.”
What about other members of the group? Surely we’ve seen Doc Ock’s arms, and Vulture’s wings in a handful ofÂ Spider-Man 2 teasers…so does that mean that they’re in?
“Do you really want to know,” asks Garfield, “or do you just want to see the film?”
I’ll close this piece with a quote from director Marc Webb:
“As the film’s tag line suggests, [the Sinister Six] is a way totease out Spider-Man’s greatest battle. He’s going to have to confront some extraordinary obstacles.Â I think it’s safe to say that the Sinister Six will figure rather prominently in Spider-Man’s future.”
Here’s the video from MTV’s chat with Garfield, Webb, and Foxx: