In just a few weeks, the long awaited sequel to Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man will be swinging into theaters. From what we have gathered, the film will be leading into a new expanded universe that will be offering up new Spidey-centric films, much along the lines of what Marvel, Fox and Warner Brothers (hopefully) are doing. Sony has announced that a third film in the franchise will arrive in 2016, which will be the last film Marc Webb will be directing. It should be noted that Andrew Garfield has yet to sign on for more than the three films as well. Beyond that, Sony has set a release date for a film in 2014, which many fans assumed would be the fourth Spider-Man film, but that may not be the case.

According to Den of Geek, who recently spoke with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, who revealed that we will be seeing the Drew Goddard-directed Sinister Six film and the planned Venom film before we get a fourth Spider-Man film. Here’s what Tomlach had to say:

“Before we know what we do with Spider-Man 4, we’re going to do Sinister SixVenom and Spider-Man 3. There is going to be a lot of crossover in those movies. So we’re just not at Spider-Man 4, because we still have a whole other Spider-Man movie and two other movies. So we don’t know yet what [Spider-Man 4] is going to be”

sinister-six-by-alex-ross-10With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 headed into theaters, we will likely be getting a better idea of what to expect from the Sinister Six project as it has long been speculated that the film will be a direct lead-in to not only the third Spidey film, but the Sinister Six film as well. Luckily, MTV has got more information from Marc Webb and the cast of the upcoming sequel. The famed villainous group has had numerous iterations involving various different members, so it’s hard to say what to expect, but judging from trailers and clips we’ve seen, we may have a good idea. When asked about who we may be seeing, Andre Garfield simply said “Do you really want to know, or do you just want to see the film?” Webb went into a bit more detail, but it’s nothing more than what we’ve seen in the trailers: “You’ll see some tentacles,” he hinted. “You’ll see some wings.” Now, whether those are simply just Easter eggs or a direct hint, that has yet to be seen.

Now, one of the central villains for the upcoming sequel is Electro, played by the unexpected Jamie Foxx. We know that the two characters will battle it out, but will Electro live to fight another day as a member of the Sinister SixFoxx seems to think he’s earned a spot at the table.

“All I can tell you is when they get to choosing people, Electro is [made of] electricity,” he said. “So he can never die; he’ll just go to a different place.”

The tagline for The Amazing Spider-Man really sums it all up and Marc Webb agrees. Six of the baddest villains in the Spider-Man universe will be assembled to take on the troubled hero and that will likely all come to a head by the end of the sequel.

“As the film’s tag line suggests, [the Sinister Six] is a way to tease out Spider-Man’s greatest battle,” said Webb. “He’s going to have to confront some extraordinary obstacles.” He added, “I think it’s safe to say that the Sinister Six will figure rather prominently in Spider-Man’s future.”

If I had to take a guess as to which members will be featured in the famed sextet, I’d wager that Goblin, Electro, Lizard, Doc Ock, Vulture and Rhino will make the cut. Lizard, aka Curt Connors, is alive, spending his days in a secured cell, so it’s very possible that he could make a come back and join in on the fun. Hopefully, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will clear all this up when it hits theaters in just a few week.

What say you fans? What line-up do you see making the cut? Do you want them to carry over the existing baddies or would you rather see some new faces join up?

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