Sony pressing ahead with Venom and Sinister Six movies

News Simon Brew
13 Dec 2013 - 07:28

Sony recruits a bunch of writers to expand the Spider-Man cinematic universe, with Sinister Six and Venom movies on the agenda.

In the last week or so, it's been revealed that Fox has hired Simon Kinberg on a three year deal to build up and oversee the X-Men and Fantastic Four cinematic worlds. It had put Mark Millar on the payroll last year with that in mind too.

It's no secret that Marvel has plans for more phases on movies either, and also that Warner Bros is building up something similar for DC titles. Building cinematic universes is the current trend in blockbuster cinema.

Now, Sony is getting in on the act. Notwithstanding the fact that there are already three further Amazing Spider-Man movies announced, including next year's The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it's now pushing ahead with its promise to expand the Spider-Man cinematic universe.

As such, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that it's hired a whole bunch of writers to "work on a large-scale story that will encompass several films". Those writers are Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, Ed Solomon and Drew Goddard.

Kurtzman and Orci are already working on The Amazing Spider-Man 3, but it's also revealed that the pair - along with Ed Solomon - are putting together a script for a Venom spin-off movie.

Furthermore, Drew Goddard is being lined up to write and possibly direct The Sinister Six movie.

Sony is betting heavily on Spider-Man, and not surprisingly. More news on the films, and the spin-offs, as we hear it.

The Hollywood Reporter.

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