Director, screenwriter and Dr. Strange superfan Drew “F–k you, Magic Tricks!” Goddard thinks he could deliver a Sinister Six movie with Disney/Marvel/Sony. He recently spoke to iO9 about the possibility:
“My vision of that movie was a summer annual. So you didn’t have to worry about continuity. It was just, ‘We take Peter, put him on an adventure, we put him back in his life.’ I intentionally wanted a movie that didn’t have to worry about mythology and continuity. It was important to me to make a movie that could stand on its own. So the good news is, you know, [laughs], it slots in very well to any plan anybody ever wants. We just need to let a couple years go by, I think.”
“The tricky part about all this is I love this plan. I love that you get to see Spider-Man in Marvel movies. I think that’s a great thing. I’m on board with that decision because as a fan that’s what I want. So who knows what the future holds? This is Hollywood, man, you’ve gotta play the long game.”
At one point Goddard left the Netflix Daredevil series to helm the Sinister Six movie for Sony – something which almost sparked Marvel to pursue litigation. But with Ike Perlmutter now out of the picture at Marvel Studios, that may have changed. The question is – does Disney/Marvel/Sony even see Goddard’s Sinister Six (which apparently was set-up to be a loveletter to Tom Hardy signed by Goddard and Amy Pascal) as a viable project? Or does Disney/Marvel/Sony consider it to be yesterday’s news and part of the past?