First off let’s start by saying WHOA! We’ve all heard the rumors for awhile now about Venom or The Sinister Six appearing in one of the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man films, but their own spin-offs? That pretty much 100% guarantees their appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man series. Looks like Sony is going with what Marvel does(hell every studio is) and making a bunch of films that tie in together. They have hired 5 new writers – Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, Ed Solomon, and Drew Goddard(writer of upcoming Daredevil Netflix series). Columbia Pictures president, Doug Belgrad, had this to say:
“The Spider-Man film franchise is one of our studio’s greatest assets. We are thrilled with the creative team we have assembled to delve more deeply into the world that Marc, Avi and Matt have begun to explore in The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. We believe that Marc, Alex, and Drew have the uniquely exciting visions for how to expand the Spider-Man universe in each of these upcoming films.”
This is VERY exciting news. Everybody thought they were cramming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with villains for future Spider-Man movies, not spin-offs. I know everybody is still waiting for Venom to finally get his own movie, let alone be in a good movie since Spider-Man 3 was horrible.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released on May 2, 2014.