With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on the way next year, not to mention The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man 4 already confirmed, it appears that Sony Pictures have some very serious plans in place for Webhead and his world.
Speaking at a presentation to investors, Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chairman Amy Pascal revealed, “We are going to access Marvel’s full world of Spider-Man characters, so be on the lookout for new heroes and villains.”
It’s already been rumoured that we’ll be seeing the Sinister Six in a future film, but it seems as if Sony has even bigger plans.
At the same presentation, Sony Pictures’ CEO Michael Lynton added, “There are a number of scripts in the works.”
With Rhino, Electro, and the Green Goblin on Spidey’s short-term horizon, there’s been various rumours of the likes of Malice, Vulture, Black Cat, and Carnage to make small cameo appearances in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, setting up larger parts down the road.
Quite who could garner enough attention from the general public to warrant their own spin-off film, that’s the big question. Venom is the big one, and he’s been at various stages of development with a solo film over the years. Could we finally get to see Eddie Brock in his own, twisted outing? Given that any spin-off would likely revolve around a hero, or anti-hero in Venom’s case, the only other character that I can imagine getting their own, given who Sony has the rights to, would be Black Cat.
Expect more on this as it develops.