By Eric Diaz
Seems Sony is making good on their plans to expand their Spider-Man on-screen universe: according to a story in The Hollywood Reporter, Cabin in the Woods co-writer and director Drew Goddard has signed on to write and direct The Sinister Six, based on the Stan Lee/Steve Ditko created team of Spidey villains that have been around since the mid sixties. Goddard had previously been reported to be writing the screenplay, but this is the first confirmation that he will be directing the movie as well. This isn’t the only Marvel Universe property Goddard has a hand in; he’s set to produce the Daredevil series for Netflix and Marvel Studios.
The Sinister Six has had several different versions of the team in the comics, but the original line-up featured Doctor Octopus, Electro, Sandman, Mysterio, Vulture, and Kraven the Hunter. With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 introducing Electro (Jamie Foxx), Rhino (Paul Giamatti), and Green Goblin (Dane DeHann), and Lizard having already been introduced in the previous movie, that leaves two slots open. The trailers for Amazing Spider-Man 2 have hinted at both the Vulture and Doctor Octopus, so they could be the remaining two members. With Doc Ock having been …read more