Director Mark Webb Talks ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 3’ And Sinister Six

Many fans did not enjoy the two Amazing Spider-Man films. Despite having many story problems amongst other things, fans were very upset with the way the two films felt more like setup films than individual movies. If you’ve seen the Amazing Spider-Man films, you would know that the two movies focused heavily on a Sinister Six side plot. The Sinister Six are a group of Spider-Man’s worst enemies who team up to take him down.

While Sony was building a new Spider-Man universe back in 2012, they also had plans for a Sinister Six spinoff film. Recently, director Mark Webb sat down with Den of Geek and talked a bit more about Sinister Six and the early plans for The Amazing Spider-Man 3. Here is what Webb had to say:

“Yeah, we were talking about the Sinister Six. They were going to make a Sinister Six movie before we did the third one,”

“Chris Cooper was going to come back and play the Goblin. We were going to freeze his head, and then he was going to be brought back to life. And then there was that character called The Gentleman. We had some notions about how to do it, but I think maybe we were thinking too far ahead when we started building in those things. But it was a fun exercise. I look back very fondly on those days.”

While Sony certainly had a good idea going for them with the Sinister Six, their execution was terrible. Not only was the team poorly set up in the first two Amazing Spider-Man films, but this story point of a frozen head just sounds ridiculous. It’s probably better that Spider-Man is back with Marvel.

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