Robert Orci Discusses SINISTER SIX & VENOM Spin-Offs

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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SuperCat - 1/15/2014, 5:27 PM
Venom in "Spider-Man 3" didn't look bad but I still hope it turns out better than the one we got.
frova - 1/15/2014, 5:28 PM
DEVLIN712 - 1/15/2014, 5:31 PM
I like that they're trying to connect everything but is OsCorp the center of the [frick]ing universe?
marvel72 - 1/15/2014, 5:32 PM
i've waited a long time to see the sinister six going into battle with spider-man,as for venom get it right this time.
Kurne - 1/15/2014, 5:33 PM
Kurne - 1/15/2014, 5:37 PM
MrCBM56 - 1/15/2014, 5:38 PM

It sure is a hit!
ALegendaryPanda - 1/15/2014, 5:39 PM
Wow Grif is being positive for once! Lol
SuperCat - 1/15/2014, 5:40 PM
@ Sid

I agree! So much potential.
Kurne - 1/15/2014, 5:40 PM
Vic Mackey - LEVEL 7
MexicanSexyman - 1/15/2014, 5:43 PM
I knew grif loved TASM.
SuperCat - 1/15/2014, 5:45 PM
Lol!! @ Grif

That has to be a typo!
SuperCat - 1/15/2014, 5:48 PM
Lmao. I think the "s" key on his keyboard broke before he got to "hit."
SuperCat - 1/15/2014, 5:50 PM
Lol. I'm still laughin' at grif. I love this site!
SuperCat - 1/15/2014, 5:58 PM
Lmao!!! @ grif

Cut it out, man! I'm laughing my azz off!!!
ALegendaryPanda - 1/15/2014, 5:58 PM

You dun goofed.
SuperCat - 1/15/2014, 6:01 PM
Lol!! @ Sid
NovaCorpsFan - 1/15/2014, 6:03 PM
Trudy's gone. Grif [frick]ed up his catchphrase. Gimme a GotG trailer, this'd be the best week ever.
NovaCorpsFan - 1/15/2014, 6:04 PM

I'd like to think I'm one of them but I'm too serious with some things...
GliderMan - 1/15/2014, 6:04 PM

ALmazing - 1/15/2014, 6:06 PM
Does anyone really care about these movies? I mean what is the point without Spider Man?
MercwithMouth - 1/15/2014, 6:08 PM
Very much looking forward to the Venom movie. As long as they cast it write, it should be great.

I think grif's keyboard developed a lisp. Having trouble with that 's'.
JamesMan - 1/15/2014, 6:11 PM
Sinister Six could be great and groundbreaking for the CBM genre in that it's doing a film from a villains point of view instead of the hero.
MrCameron - 1/15/2014, 6:12 PM
LMFAO @ Grifs slip up.

Damn, this week's been ledgendary.
Platinum - 1/15/2014, 6:12 PM
Such a small little universe they're creating for themselves.
MrCameron - 1/15/2014, 6:13 PM
Man I sure wish more writers were this excited about taking risks. Gives me a lot of faith
TheRationalNerd - 1/15/2014, 6:14 PM
Here's a few questions I have in regards to these films...

Both Movies:

-When are the both of these films set to appear within the franchise?


- Is there a particular villain we'll see Venom face off against or will he just be like a scary street brawler in the night?

Sinister Six:

- Will Spider-Man be featured within this movie? (Cameo or Antagonist)

- Will this film replace The Amazing Spider-Man 4 set to release in 2018 or will that film debut as a continuation of the sinister six movie?

Other than that I'm sure we'll get all of our answers after we see the Amazing Spider-Man 2 + 3

We already have Doc Ock, Vulture, Rhino, Electro I wonder who'll fill in those roles or replace them? Hmmmm?
TheRationalNerd - 1/15/2014, 6:15 PM

DrunkenNukem - 1/15/2014, 6:15 PM
So now Oscorp its like a toy factory .....Spidey must put a bomb in that building and put an end to this...those lazy ass origins for Spiderman villains..

Long live to Raimi
MercwithMouth - 1/15/2014, 6:15 PM

Mine too. And Carnage would be a beast if they cast him right! My dream is still Jim Carrey, but there's probably someone else that could pull it off.
TheRealRemyLebeau - 1/15/2014, 6:16 PM
Very interesting. Hoping for the best.
MrCameron - 1/15/2014, 6:16 PM
@ JamesMan

IMO, if they did it right, a Sinister Six film could be something special.

It was inevitable anyways IMO. Ever since Heath Ledger's performance as The Joker in The Dark Knight, villains have been taking more and more of the spotlight in these movies (Loki in Thor, Khan in Star Trek: Into Darkness, and Electro in the marketing for TASM 2), so them having their own movie wouldn't be much of a stretch at this point.
Indy - 1/15/2014, 6:17 PM
They should really change the name to ultimate not amazing.
TheRealRemyLebeau - 1/15/2014, 6:17 PM
I see grif loves spidey now lol.
TheRealRemyLebeau - 1/15/2014, 6:19 PM
I'm cool with seeing a mix of ultimate venom and 616 Eddie brock. Damn so much marvel new today its crazy.
JohnnyRoss - 1/15/2014, 6:19 PM
I don't know if this has been said already...

but Drew Goddard made Cabin in the Woods, not Cabin Fever.
Indy - 1/15/2014, 6:19 PM
This guy should be Carnage
Ramiel - 1/15/2014, 6:19 PM
While I would love the Sinister Six to appear on the big screen, I just don't think a movie dedicated to only them would work.
JediSuperGuy83 - 1/15/2014, 6:19 PM
Is Woodley going to Cameo at The Amazing Spider-Man 2 or be in the post credit or did webb cut her out entirely
JediSuperGuy83 - 1/15/2014, 6:21 PM
as For Venom I think Hayden Christensen should be Venom
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