Sony’s Sinister Six Movie Reportedly in the Works, but Fans Smell Trouble
Looks like Sony is making a Sinister Six movie without actually sinister characters.
- Sony is reportedly developing a Sinister Six movie.
- Fans on Reddit have expressed indifference and skepticism about this development.
- Sony previously attempted a Sinister Six movie but had to change plans after teaming up with Marvel Studios.
Sony has recently dropped a trailer for its upcoming Madame Web movie. Let’s just say not everyone was left impressed after watching it. And now, a new scoop suggests that Sony isn’t planning to stop.
Looks like Sony is developing a Sinister Six movie. This information has not been officially confirmed yet, but according to Daniel RPK, a well-known and generally trusted insider, Sony is developing a Sinister Six movie featuring its Spider-Man spin-off characters.
While die-hard fans of Marvel comic books instantly envision Doctor Octopus, Rhino, Mysterio, Sandman, Vulture, and Electro, we all understand that Sony’s version of Sinister Six will be nothing like the original villainous team we all got used to.
Fans Don’t Seem to Really Care about Sony’s Sinister Six
Fans on Reddit aren't exactly jumping with excitement over this news. Some are calling it a Thunderbolts rip-off. Meanwhile, Thunderbolts, the upcoming movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is Marvel’s version of DC’s Suicide Squad.
There's a sense of indifference, with comments ranging from sarcastic jokes to outright pleas for certain producers to step back.
This move by Sony raises some eyebrows about the direction they're taking with the Spider-Man universe. Are they trying to redefine what it means to be a villain? Or are they just throwing in big names and hoping for a blockbuster?
Sony Already Tried to Make a Sinister Six Movie
Sony's initial attempt to develop a Sinister Six movie traces back to December 2013, when the potential movie was supposed to be a spin-off of The Amazing Spider-Man franchise.
Sony threw a curveball when they revealed they were teaming up with Marvel Studios. That totally threw a wrench in the works, and they had to push back and eventually scrap the whole movie plan.
What Is the New Potential Sinister Six Line-Up, And Do We Really Need It?
A potential lineup for Sony’s villainous ensemble is quite the mix. It will probably include Venom, Morbius, Kraven the Hunter, and maybe Vulture. Venom and Morbius already have their solo movies, Kraven’s movie is soon to be released, and Vulture also somehow ended up in Sony’s universe.
As for the other two members, they're still up for fans to speculate about, but that's not even the main question here. The biggest question is: does it make any sense to make a Sinister Six movie with “villains” portrayed as antiheroes? Many fans believe it doesn’t.