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SINSITER SIX: Drew Goddard Set to Direct Comic to Film Adaptation

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Drew Goddard is Directing Sinister Six. Drew Goddard has been chosen to direct the Sinister Six film for Sony Pictures. Drew Goddard had already been previously chosen to be the screenwriter for the film and now he will take over the directorial duties as well.

On the original Sinister Six:

The Sinister Six are a group of supervillains in the Marvel Comics universe, drawn from Spider-Man’s list of enemies. The original incarnation of the group was organized by Doctor Octopus, and first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 (January 1964).

After suffering three defeats in a row from the wall-crawler, Doctor Octopus realized that he would require assistance from Spider-Man’s other enemies in order to defeat him. After his recent defeat followed by the police successfully removing the tentacle pack, Doctor Octopus mentally controls his tentacles to come to him and he escapes from jail. Afterwards, he contacted every known supervillain that had crossed paths with Spider-Man, but only Vulture, Electro, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, and Sandman responded. Knowing he’d never be able to keep the team together for long, Doctor Octopus quickly formulated a battle plan in which each individual member of the Sinister Six would battle Spider-Man in a carefully chosen location, giving Spiderman the fight of his life. Spider-Man himself had his own problems, as he had somehow lost his powers and prepared to return to normal life as a teenager. While blaming himself for the death of his Uncle Ben, Spider-Man lost his balance and fell down the side of a building, ending up clinging to a flagpole. As Peter returned to his normal life as a student and a freelance photographer, he was unaware of the fact that the Sinister Six realized the Daily Bugle secretary Betty Brant played a large role in Spider-Man’s life and kidnapped her, along with an innocent bystander who turned out to be Aunt May. It was then left to the Vulture to spill the beans to J. Jonah Jameson while Peter Parker listened, warning him to inform Spider-Man that Betty was being held hostage along with Aunt May and if he wanted to see them alive, he’d have to battle the Sinister Six.

Since Doctor Octopus, Vulture, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, and Sandman have not been introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man universe, the new Six will most-likely consist of the villains that have already been introduced plus a few new ones.

The idea behind the film and possible franchise:

‘is to create a franchise brain to expand the universe for the brand and to develop a continuous tone and thread throughout the films.’ In other words, like Marvel Studios’ output, the Spider-Man films will all be connected in some manner, beyond the obvious character carry-overs.

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Source: Wikipedia, Slashfilm

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