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The Sinister Six
Film information
Directed by

Drew Goddard

Release date(s)

November 11 2016 (cancelled)

Music by

Tyler Bates

Screenplay by

Drew Goddard (screenplay & story)
Greg Russo
Alex Kurtzman (story)
Dave Callaham (story)
Marc Webb (story)

Produced by

Matthew Tolmach
Avi Arad
Amy Pascal
Marc Webb
Alex Kurtzman
Roberto Orci
Jeff Pinkner
Drew Goddard

Preceded by

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Succeeded by

The Amazing Spider-Man 3

Amazing Spider-Man Presents: The Sinister Six (alternatively titled just The Sinister Six) is a cancelled two-part superhero film about the supervillain team of the same name. It was to be written and directed by Drew Goddard, from a story by Goddard, Greg Russo, Alex Kurtzman, Dave Callaham, and Marc Webb (who'd also produce).

It was intended as the first spin-off film of The Amazing Spider-Man film series as a prequel to The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and originally slated to be released on November 11, 2016. The Sinister Six would've ended up as a two-part film (The Sinister Six: Part 1 and The Sinister Six: Part 2), forming a three-movie story arc.


The Sinister Six picks up where The Amazing Spider-Man 2 left off, as Harry Osborn leads the new team of in their continued efforts to destroy humanity. After an incident involving Spider-Man results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. Harry fractures Ravencroft's business while trying to destroy New York with the team.


In December 2013, plans by Sony Pictures Entertainment to start their own expanded film universe based on their licensed Marvel Comics properties were put ahead, including a film based on the Sinister Six, a six-member group part of Spider-Man's rogue gallery, with Drew Goddard attached to write and potentially direct. [1] Goddard was confirmed to be attached as the film's director in April 2014.[2] By November 2015, the film was believed to have been canceled when Sony cancelled Marc Webb's Amazing Spider-Man film franchise and focused in a new reboot part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.[3] However, in October 2018, Goddard reflected that his script could be used for a film eventually.[4] By December of that year, Amy Pascal said that the film was "alive" again following the success of Venom, and that she was waiting for Goddard to be ready to direct.[5]

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  • Despite the fact that The Amazing Spider-Man series was rebooted, after Spider-Man came to be in Marvel Cinematic Universe, and that Andrew Garfield was fired, this film was confirmed to be still in development (albeit is unlikely to feature the lineup as was intended for this movie, with rumors indicating it might use the incarnation lead by Boomerang during the Superior Spider-Man storyline).
  • Since the remaining sequels in The Amazing Spider-Man series have been cancelled thus ending the series, it is most likely that Dane DeHaan will not be featured in the film as the events that have taken place in the previous films are no longer in continuity (at least with the MCU, while the Sony Marvel Universe has been intentionally vague).
  • The team's roster varied between Green Goblin, Dr. Octopus, Kraven the Hunter, Vulture, Rhino, Mysterio, Sandman, or Scorpia (rather than Scorpion), or even Black Cat, Venom, or Electro as potential members.
  • Avi Arad and Marc Webb confirmed that Norman Osborn would've returned in The Amazing Spider-Man 3, and backed by Andrew Garfield, who stated that could've extended to this film.
  • Plot and script details varied that the film would have portrayed the Sinister Six, or at least one of it's members, as sympathetic (likely Harry Osborn, Felicia Hardy, or even Flint Marko) enough so that they would ultimately redeem themselves, to that Dr. Octopus would end up being the main antagonist. One draft indicated the Savage Land, which in the comics functioned as an ancient preserve to surviving prehistoric species hidden in Antarctica, would have been involved. The same Spider-Man was said to even temporarily join with the Six against an interdimensional threat brought on by Doc Ock.
  • Following the reclarification by Marc Webb that The Amazing Spider-Man 3 would see release first and the two-part Sinister Six would follow, he confirmed that following the third film, Spider-Man would still be wearing the black Symbiote costume, and would separate from it near the end of Part 2, where Eddie Brock would bond to it and become Venom. In one draft, both Venom and Carnage served as antagonists and later dispelling it upon realizing it's negative influence, in which it would bond with Eddie Brock by the end of the film to set up the Venom spin-off. Another plot point would have Emma Stone returning as a resurrected amnesiac Gwen Stacy bound to the Carnage symbiote after the Venom symbiote replicated and was enacted by the still alive Norman Osborn, only to die again by the end of the film with the Carnage symbiote finding and bonding to Cletus Kasady afterwards, leading into the Venom spin-off.



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