Sony is pre-kicking off San Diego Comic-Con with a complete rearrangement of their film slate! Columbia Pictures announced today that they’ve pushed back Amazing Spider-Man 3 to an unspecified date in 2018 and are instead moving up Spidey villains film Sinister Six to November 11, 2016.
Sinister Six, written and directed by Cabin in the Woods’ Drew Goddard, will gather some of Spider-Man’s biggest foes to try and pick off the webslinging superhero. While no cast has been announced, we’re assuming that (if they’re going by the comics) we’ll get to see the baddies from Amazing Spider-Man 2 again, along with Vulture, Doctor Octopus and…well, there’s a lot of candidates for that sixth slot, aren’t there?
Variety points out that Amazing Spider-Man 4 was originally slated to open in theaters on May 4, 2018, but clearly that’s not happening. And taking over Amazing Spider-Man 3’s original release date of June 10, 2016 is Uncharted, based on the popular video game starring Nathan Drake.
Could the lackluster response to Amazing Spider-Man 2 have inspired the studio to rearrange its slate and bring forward its villains movie to compete with Avengers: Age of Ultron and the Justice League movie?