New details of Sinister Six and Venom movies

News Simon Brew
16 Jan 2014 - 06:45

Writer Robert Orci has been chatting about the planned Spider-Man spin-off movies, Sinister Six and Venom...

It was revealed towards the end of last year that Sony was looking to further expand the Spider-Man universe on screen, with a series of spin-off movies. Those are in addition to the three already-announced sequels to The Amazing Spider-Man, the first of which hits UK cinemas in April.

One of the writers and producers of those spin-offs is Roberto Orci, and he's been chatting to IGN about the projects. In particular, how do you make a Sinister Six film that's chock-full of villainy and make it fit? Does it stay villain-centric, or do at least some of them have to be good? As Orci says, "that's the discussion we're having right now: how exactly do you do that, and how do you do it without betraying the audience and making them all mean?".

Joking at first that "Drew Goddard is going to be writing that one, so it's kind of his problem", Orci went on to say that the announced writers for the Spider-Man spin-offs - himself, Alex Kurtzman, Jeff Pinkner, Ed Solomon and Goddard - are "all working on each other's stuff".

"We want to be true to it, but there are some great antiheroes in this day and age", he continued. "There's been examples of that even on TV - Vic Mackey on The Shield, one of the great antiheroes of all time. There are ways to milk that story. Audiences have seen everything. They've seen all the good guys who never do anything wrong. Is there a story in seeing the other side? That's the challenge and that's the fun. I'm not sure how we're going to do that yet".

At least we know the source of the impending villainy. "Oscorp plays an important part in how our villains get created", he revealed. Which suggests that through the spin-offs that the Osborn family is going to have quite the part to play.

You can read the full interview at IGN, here.

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