Turns out Mysterio and Kraven the Hunter will be joining the Sinister Six movie as revealed in a behind the scenes video on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Blu-ray release.
There was an exclusive disc given out at Targets, with the purchase of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on Blu-ray. The short video included on the disc is titled Something Sinister This Way Comes, which shows Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee and director Marc Webb discussing the Sinister Six and showcases footage from all the previous films (including Sam Raimi’s trilogy) of such characters as Electro, both Green Goblins, The Lizard, Doctor Octopus, Venom, Sandman, Rhino, and Donald Menken (played by Colm Feore in TASM2, who was rumored to become Vulture in a later film). There is one screenshot below that suggests the names of two more villains (possibly three) that could show up in the Sinister Six movie.
In one quick clip, behind Webb are drawings for Vulture’s wings and Doc Ock’s tentacles, both of which were teased during the final minutes of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The third, more intriguing concept art is the drawing of what looks to be Norman Osborn’s severed but preserved head, which was previously teased as a deleted scene. Webb says “This is our cryogenic head case for Norman Osborn, so we can bring him back for the sequel.”
We know Dane DeHaan’s Harry Osborn is behind bars pulling the strings and arming the candidates for what looks to be a “Sinister Six Weapons Program,” but can we expect to see Norman Osborn’s Goblin in later films? Maybe resembling something closer to the organic design of Ultimate Spider-Man.
Marc Webb also intends for Mysterio and Kraven the Hunter to appear in the near future. Whether it will be in Sinister Six or The Amazing Spider-Man 3 is still unclear. However, this detail does clarify the end credit sequence of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 where the only pictures that caused some debate amongst fans were the one that looked like a mask with smoke coming out of the eyelids and a vest (others say shield) image, now revealed to be representative of Mysterio and Kraven.
Webb isn’t set to direct Sinister Six, that role will go to Drew Goddard, but Webb is probably still involved with much of the conceptual process and pre-production in order for the world of Sinister Six to match the one he has created through his two TASM films. The following video is an amalgam of content from the new bonus disc, along with commentary from Marc Webb and his team. Give it a listen:
Alfred Molina, Otto Octavius (Doc Ock) in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2, made it clear he would happily reprise his role in any future project, considering how much he enjoyed working on the Raimi film.
“That was the most fun I think I’ve ever had on a movie of that kind, you know, those big, big sort of features where you spend like six months hanging off a wire, you know, and that stuff…But it was the first movie of that kind that I’ve ever been involved in. I had a wonderful time. I loved it. I mean, I’d go back and do it again in a heartbeat.”
Molina knows that the likelihood isn’t probable, stating “the thing is, no actor owns those roles.” He’s probably right, but Molina brought life and created one of the best comic-book movie villains of the past couple of decades; sympathetic and driven yet dangerous and viciously intelligent.
It seems like the line-up right now is Mysterio, Kraven, Doc Ock, and Vulture with two more spaces left for either Green Goblin, Venom, or Rhino. The Spider-Man film universe is about to get a whole lot bigger with a slew of spin-offs, including ones for Venom, a female-led film, and, of course, Sinister Six.
The Sinister Six is scheduled to release into theaters on November 11, 2016.
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