Robert Orci Discusses SINISTER SIX & VENOM Spin-Offs
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 writer chats to IGN about Sony and co.'s approach to the planned villain-centric spin-offs, and while doing so suggests that their take on Venom won't be alien in origin. Read on for more.
Since it was announced that Sony were planning spin-offs from their Amazing Spider-Man movies which would focus on some of Spidey's villi ans (namely Venom and the group known as the Sinister Six), fans have wondered hoe exactly they'd tackle the job - would they be straight up bad guys? Antiheroes? Or would they cop out and turn them into do-gooders? Well when asked these very questions, without going into specifics, writer/producer Robert Orci reveals a little of their thought process moving forward, and name-checks one of the more popular antiheroes of recent times.
"That's the discussion we're having right now; how exactly do you do that, and how do you do it without betraying the audience and making them all mean? Drew Goddard [Cabin Fever] is going to be writing that one, so it's kind of his problem. [Laughs] I'm kidding. We're all working on each other's stuff. So we want to be true to it, but there are some antiheroes in this day and age. There's been examples of that even on TV -- Vic Mackey on The Shield, one of the great antiheroes of all time. There are ways to milk that story. Audiences have seen everything. They've seen all the good guys who never do anything wrong. Is there a story in seeing the other side? That's the challenge, and that's the fun. I'm not sure how we're going to do that yet."
Orci also confirms that Oscorp is going to be the evil organization that sends these villains in Spidey's direction, and hints that they'll also be responsible for the creation of Venom. Guess we can say goodbye to that alien symbiot origin. "Oscorp plays an important part in how our villains get created, obviously, in the first one. So because Peter becoming Spider-Man came out of that, rather than saying, "And then this alien came from space," or whatever, they're doing human-hybrid, weird stuff at Oscorp.". There's much more to the interview so be sure to click below and have a read.
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