Rumors Suggest ‘Spider-Man’ Could Be Rebooted and Recast with ‘Sinister Six’

By Kevyn Cortez | 2 years ago
Rumors Suggest ‘Spider-Man’ Could Be Rebooted and Recast with ‘Sinister Six’

There are reported rumors that Sony may go for a short reboot on “Spider-Man” with the upcoming spin-off “Sinister Six.” Moreover, rumor has it that Sony may share the franchise with Marvel Studios to bolster the franchise. Read on to find out more details to this story.

According to BadAss Digest insiders, Sony have been discussing its options on how to bolster up its film franchise, and one is to share up the franchise with Marvel Studios. Furthermore, it was also reported that Sony will soft reboot “Spider-Man” with “Sinister Six,” with a different actor playing the superhero in the “Sinister Six” film.


“Sony is going to put Spider-Man on the shelf for four or five years and see if they can develop any of the side characters into their own franchises,” as published on BadAss Digest.

So far, the second plan falls in line with Sony’s move, slating “Amazing Spider-Man 3” for a 2018 release. The report also notes that the “Venom” film appears to be dead in the water, yet again.

The “Amazing Spider-Man” starred Andrew Garfield in the iconic role of the titular web-head, along with Emma Stone who played Parker’s love interest, Gwen Stacy. It is the fourth  “Spider-Man” film produced  by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Entertainment and is a reboot to Sam Raimi’s 2002–2007 “Spider-Man” trilogy. The film was a box office success, grossing over $757 million worldwide while its sequel. The “Amazing Spider-Man 2” featured Jamie Foxx and Dane DeHaan as villains Electro and the Green Goblin. The sequel grossed over $706 million worldwide.

The Sinister Six was featured in the credits from “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” hinting that the Sinister Six will be Doctor Octopus from his tentacles, Vulture from his wings, Green Goblin from his glider, Rhino from his horn, a shield or outfit displayed as a cat believed to be Kraven the Hunter and an eyeball led to speculation, mostly guessed as Chameleon’s mask, or one of the eyes off of Mysterio’s suit. Director
Marc Webb has since confirmed Kraven and Mysterio as the last two members of the team.

“Sinister Six” will be written and directed by Drew Goddard with a planned theatrical release in November 2016.

And that’s the latest scoop on Sony’s “Spider-Man,” with rumors suggesting for a reboot and recast of “Sinister Six.” For more updates on upcoming movies, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).

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