According to Aint It Cool News, Sony may be pushing back the original June 10, 2016 release for the third film in their rebooted Spider-Man series of films. In an article about Warner Bros/DC Entertainment’s planned schedule of films based off of their comic book properties, AICN’ contributor, Jeremy Smith, wrote the following at the last paragraph:
As for the Marvel orphans at Fox and Sony, I don’t know much about the latter, but I have been told that THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3 has been moved to an undetermined date in 2017. Time for a second reboot?
If indeed this is true, this could very well be Sony reevaluating its strategy for future Spider-Man films and spin-offs based on The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s poor critical reception and box-office performance. Although the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man has generated close to $700 million worldwide, it is also dead last in ticket sales compared to previous four Spider-Man films, and, after more than a month, hasn’t passed the $200 million mark in North America. Another possible reason for the delay, if true, could be due to the separation of screenwriting team Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci, even though the script for The Amazing Spider-Man 3 was reportedly already written.
One possible consequence resulting from the delay? It could result in The Sinister Six movie being released before The Amazing Spider-Man 3. According to The Wrap, production for Sinister Six is scheduled for January of 2015, and with writer and director Drew Goddard leaving as show-runner of the upcoming Daredevil Netfilx original series due to scheduling conflicts, it’s likely the spin-off film could premiere as early as 2016. Thoughts?