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Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard lining up to direct Sinister Six movie

sony announces sinister six release date pushes back amazing spider man 3
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The Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard is close to striking a deal with Sony Pictures to direct the planned Amazing Spider-Man spin-off, Sinister Six, according to Deadline. Goddard penned the script for the movie, which is part of a Sony effort to strengthen its grip on Spidey’s cinematic universe. Also confirmed is a standalone movie based on the comic book villain Venom, to be directed by Alex Kurtzman.

The Sinister Six is a super team-up of Spider-Man villains. The original lineup featured Electro, Doctor Octopus, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, Sandman, and The Vulture. Of those, Electro is the only one that’s associated with Sony’s rebooted Spider-Man universe so far (he’s one of the villains in The Amazing Spider-Man 2). The movies have also featured (or will feature) Rhino, Green Goblin, and Lizard, and all three of them have been a part of the villainous crew at some point.

There’s no release timeframe yet for Sinister Six, but with the Venom spinoff director set and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 set to arrive on June 10, 2016, it’s likely that Sinister Six won’t happen until 2017 or later.

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