Published: Wednesday April 9, 2014 MYT 1:20:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday April 9, 2014 MYT 1:39:46 PM

'Spider-Man' spin-off 'Sinister Six' gets a director

The movie featuring Spidey’s villains is about to become a reality.

Drew Goddard is closing a deal to direct Sinister Six, the Spider-Man spin-off that he is writing for Sony Pictures.

Sony hired the co-writer and director of The Cabin In The Woods to write a script about the villains in Spidey’s world last December when the studio announced the project.

At the same time, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Ed Solomon were named as the writing team on another Spider-Man spin-off, Venom, which Kurtzman will direct.

Goddard was at that time seen as having a shot at directing the film, and on Monday sources close to the project confirmed that he is the choice. His deal is not closed, however.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2, starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx, opens May 2. The Amazing Spider-Man 3 is scheduled for June 2016, with the fourth film in the franchise is due in May 2018.

Goddard, Orci, Kurtzman and Solomon will work with Spider-Man producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach – and Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb – to create and coordinate a pantheon of superheroes and villains that Sony hopes will populate the franchise with spin-off films for years. — Reuters

Tags / Keywords: Entertainment, Superheroes, Villains, Sinister Six, Spider-Man, Movies, Films, Comics


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