SPIDER-MAN Producers On The Challenges The SINISTER SIX And VENOM Movies Present
One of the taglines for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is “His Greatest Battle Begins.” While that refers to Spidey‘s showdown with Electro, the Green Goblin, and Rhino in his second outing, it also refers to some things coming up in the future. Sony shocked the world when their press release announcing Sinister Six and Venom spinoff movies squeaked out in a press release that was hidden on their viral site, and people haven’t stopped talking about it since. We haven’t heard too much about those two spinoffs, but the Spider-Man producers recently talked about the challenges the two films about villains present.
SFX caught up with the Spidey producers and got a few words out of them about the two big spinoffs. Director and producer Marc Webb praised the think-tank that had been assembled to oversee the entire Spider-Man universe and says that the group have been “talking about how to make this universe even bigger, and really get underneath the skin of all the incredible characters. The cinematic possibilities of all these storylines are just magnificent.” While talked in broad terms, producer Matt Tolmach touched on the challenges the Sinister Six presents. It’s not going to be easy making a movie about six villains:
It’s a challenge in every sense. Obviously questions of traditional hero/villain dynamics have to be looked at. At the same time it’s an awesome challenge, because some of the greatest characters are in fact villains, and how you construct that is so much fun. People love those bad characters if they’re good bad characters, and love to watch them. And nobody’s all good, nobody’s all bad, and so where we end up with that story, I think, is a really awesome challenge, and we all smile when we think about what you can do. It’s definitely a bad-ass group of people and I think it’s going to be a ton of fun to watch them.
While Sony combs through the Spider-Man mythology to see who else may be getting their own movie in the future, longtime Spider-Man producer Avi Arad (both the Raimi and Webb versions) seems to think Venom will be their next big thing. He says of the symbiote and the two most famous people it has used as its host:
Venom hated only one guy – Spider-Man. He wasn’t innately bad, he was a shortcut guy, not really into fighting hard for achievement. That’s the Venom story. Can he also be a good guy? As you know, Venom was also called ‘lethal defender of the innocent’. We had a great history with him, especially caring for the homeless, which is a very sensitive issue and something that many of us are very concerned with. Our villains all represent a different side of the misunderstood, and some of them unfortunately turned to the dark side. Venom happened to be a phenomenal character. With Eddie Brock, or if you do Flash Thompson, it doesn’t matter who is going to be inside the suit – what’s important is that a man like him is going to realise there comes a time when you wake up in the morning and say ‘How did I get here? There must be a better way.
You can click the source link to read a little more from the producers. When The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is finally released, it seems like the floodgates are going to be open and Sony will go all-out for the final two Spider-Man movies and the two spinoff movies. I’m sure there will be a few more added to the list in the near future, but four films are currently in various stages of production from the Sony/Spidey think-tank. What do you think about the producers’ comments?
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Source : SFX