Sony just doesn’t quite have “it” like Disney does. After the mixed reviews of Amazing Spider-Man 2, Sony find themselves backed into a corner simply because they had high hopes for Spidey 2. Hopes that would parlay the franchise into spin-offs further expanding the universe of people’s favorite web slinger, and even though it pulled in the money, the feedback also plays a huge factor. It seemed very bold of Sony to announce the Sinister Six movie and Venom solo movie before Spidey 2 hit theaters, but they themselves felt they needed to make an Avengers type universe. Spidey 2 was supposed to set in motion events of the expanding universe, but the feedback from fans are telling them they should stop and hand over rights to Disney.
Late last year, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Jeff Pinkner were brought on as writers for the Amazing Spider-Man 3, but back in April, Orci and Kurtzman ended their partnership with one and other. This left questions for the sequel, and then it was reported that Orci signed on to write and direct Star Trek 3. Now that hasn’t been officially announced, but then Orci told IGN that he’s not officially involved with Spidey 3 anymore.
I don’t know what their plans are for that franchise. I don’t ever want to say never, but we have to figure out what their scheduling is in terms of when they want each movie. I’ve read probably as much as anyone else. There’s a love for The Sinister Six, the idea of Venom — there’s an idea of Spider-Man’s going to be one of these characters that’s part of our business. He’s such a popular character. Spider-Man’s not going to go away any time soon. When it all happens and how and all that has yet to be determined. I don’t want to say anything about what they should do. I don’t want them to think I’m spilling the beans about something.
Sounds to me like he’s is not confident in the direction Sony is deciding to take their franchise. Honestly I did enjoy most of Spider-Man 2, but the script was messy, and they were trying to cram way too much in that movie.
Amazing Spider-Man 3 has been pushed back from June 10th, 2016, to a 2017 release date. Sinister Six apparently is going to take that old spot, but that has yet to be confirmed.
My opinion on getting this franchise back on track: give us the Spidey/Venom movie we have all been waiting for. Make it dark, scary, action-packed, with a solid story that involves a broken man that is Peter Parker, still coping with the loss of Gwen Stacy. Maybe have a secondary character in the shadows further setting in motion the Sinister Six story. Let me know your thoughts about this.