The Producers of Amazing Spider-Man 2 have some things to say about the upcoming Venom and Sinister Six Spider-Man Spin-off Movies. And as fans we can not wait to hear what they have in store for us. Check it out below and share your thoughts AFTER THE JUMP!
In December, Sony surprised everyone when it issued a press release announcing that Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, Ed Solomon, Drew Goddard and Marc Webb were all putting their heads together in order to expand the Spider-Man live-action film universe with Sinister Six and Venom spin-off films. Sony Pictures hired Kurtzman, Orci and Solomon to pen the Venom script, with Kurtzman on board to direct it. While The Sinister Six project will be written and directed by Cabin In The Woods helmer, Drew Goddard.
After the news was announced most people were surprised by the Sinister Six film, as they see it as quite a challenge making a film that centers around numerous villains. Producer Matt Tolmach addressed this concern with SFX.
“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.
As for Venom, producer Avi Arad believes there is room to delve into the moral conflicts that have surrounded the character.
“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.’”