Alex Kurtzman Offers Vague SPIDER-MAN Update; Says VENOM Follows SINISTER SIX
Not too long ago, The Amazing Spider-Man 3 looked like a sure thing. However, a tepid critical and commercial response means that movie is "still in conversation". Hit the jump for details on that, Sinister Six, Venom and a possible Black Cat movie...
In an interview with Collider, Alex Kurtzman was quizzed on the status of The Amazing Spider-Man 3. That movie was originally pencilled in for a 2016 release, with a fourth instalment tentatively scheduled for 2018. Throw in the announcement of Sinister Six and Venom spin-off's, and it seemed like Sony had big plans for this franchise...until the sequel was met with a mixed response by critics AND fans, and earned about $300 million less than the studio predicted after spending a whopping $250+ million on it. "It’s still in conversation," Kurtzman told the site. "Everybody is still figuring it out. It’s all up for grabs, right now. We’re just trying to figure it out."
As for Venom, Kurtzman revealed that the plan was/is for it to come out after Sinister Six and he is indeed still attached to direct. When a Black Cat movie was suggested due to the demand for more female led superheroes, he replied: "Anything is possible. We are always looking for opportunities like that. I can’t say a whole lot about it, but I wouldn’t rule anything out." And if that wasn't vague enough for you, here's what he said about any sort of possible connection between Sinister Six and Venom. "Everything is still on the table, right now. Because it’s a universe outside of the Spider-Man universe, even though it’s connected to it, those movies have to stand on their own. So, we’ll see. We’ll see how it goes."
Everything is still on the table? Sony are clearly rethinking their plans, and with Roberto Orci recently hinting at the fact that the franchise is in limbo, another reboot (or certainly a new team of writers and a new director) are probably very likely for The Amazing Spider-Man 3. Now, who wants to bet that the spin-off's never see the light of day? Sound off below!
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