Can A Sinister Six Movie Actually Happen Now? Probably

If you’ve kept up with the news for Spider-Man: No Way Home, you’ve probably heard that the Sinister Six might be coming. Then again, they may not be, it’s not safe to just jump on the hype wagon. According to the supposed plot leaks, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man found some very famous Spider-Man villains being kept prisoner in the dungeons of Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Santorum. The only thing is, these Spider-Man villains aren’t exactly his villains. What’s even more interesting is that we’ve actually seen these Spider-Man villains before.

They include Electro, the Lizard, Doctor Octopus, the Sandman, and the Green Goblin. These guys sound familiar? That’s because three of them were in the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies and the other two were in Marc Webb’s movies. The leader of this group will be Norman Osborn, played by Willem Dafoe. Now if these rumors are true, I just have to say that this is probably the most ambitious plan Marvel and Sony has ever pursued. But they’re not stopping there. As we’ve all heard, No Way Home may also include Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. And once Norman Osborn tricks Peter Parker into freeing them, they get their hands on some technology that allows them to do inter dimensional travel.

That explains how all these characters from different Spider-Man universes come together. Oh, and guess what? They’re apparently planning to add another non-MCU Spider-Man villain to the group. The final member of the villains group will be Paul Giamatti’s Rhino from The Amazing Spider-Man 2. By my count, that makes six Spider-Man villains. And that means we could finally be seeing a live-action adaptation of the Sinister Six.

But wait, didn’t Sony already attempt that? Speaking of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, that movie was basically setting up for a Sinister Six movie. I mean, it was pretty much the prelude for that movie, except it never happened. Since The Amazing Spider-Man 2 failed financially and received mixed reviews, Sony’s plans for a Sinister Six movie were put in limbo. Let’s face it, that was rightfully so.

Now I’ll just say, a Sinister Six movie actually can be doable. Is it necessary? Well, on the surface, I would say no, but after what Sony and Marvel are apparently doing, the idea is growing on me. It didn’t work for Sony the first time because they were too focused on getting to that movie. They just forgot to make a Spider-Man movie that was actually about Spider-Man. Not the first time they tried cramming in multiple villains into one movie, right? Could they be repeating history with their plan for No Way Home? It’s possible, but this time, they have Kevin Feige in their corner. You ask me, that makes all the difference in the world.

So let’s just take a minute and assume that everything we’re hearing about No Way Home is true. Let’s take it further and assume that this ambitious plan actually works in their favor. If the Sinister Six makes their first live-action appearance in No Way Home, I don’t think that will be the last we see of them. In fact, the success of No Way Home could allow Sony to get their plan for a Sinister Six movie back on track.

Don’t forget, Sony still ultimately has control of the Spider-Man properties. Their deal with Marvel expires after No Way Home, but don’t worry. I have a feeling they’ll extend their deal, but Sony apparently has plans of their own. We know they always wanted to build their own Marvel universe. After the success of Venom, they’re evidently trying to work off that momentum and give us something that’s more like a Spider-Verse. After seeing what they did with the animated Into the Spider-Verse movie, I’m willing to give them another shot at it.

But hold on, we should still ask ourselves how can a Sinister Six movie possibly work. I mean, how were they possibly going to go about it the first time? It would be a movie about a team of the top Spider-Man villains. Seven years ago, I would’ve said a Sinister Six movie would be undoable. As of now, I still think it’s an unusual idea, because again, they’re all villains. However, I remember a lot of fans, including me, thought the same thing about Venom when Sony gave him his own movie. A lot of fans liked it, and it made way more money than anyone thought it would. And again, it didn’t even need Spider-Man.

If Sony can make that work, then I believe it’s possible that they can do the Sinister Six movie they wanted to do years ago. Now obviously, they’re going to have to make some changes. The current and supposed line-up for No Way Home is about as villainous as it gets. These are the villains that will do everything they can to hunt down Spider-Man and kill him. Not the kind of Sinister Six that should get their own movie. That’s okay, because Sony has plenty of other characters they can work with.

Just look at what they’re doing with the solo movies. Venom got his own movie and now he’s getting a sequel. And they’re not stopping with him. We now know that Kraven the Hunter is getting his own movie. He’s a villain who was a part of the original line-up of the Sinister Six, but overtime, he evolved into more of an anti-hero. He always had a grudge against Spider-Man, but he was capable of honor.

And Sony isn’t stopping with him either. They are apparently planning a movie for Silver Sable, Black Cat, and possibly Madame Web. These Spider-Verse characters have been rivals to Spider-Man, but they have occasionally acted as his allies. I have a feeling Sony is giving these characters their own movies because they want to set up their own Sinister Six in their very own Spider-Verse. And if they need more members, then they’ll have more to choose from. Why not the Prowler? He’s a villain to Miles Morales, his nephew, but is capable of fighting for good.

They can even add in some reformed villains like Michael Keaton’s Vulture from the MCU. I mean, that is the same Vulture who appeared in the Morbius trailer, right? Maybe not, but speaking of Morbius, he would make for a very unusual addition to the Sinister Six. He’s a vampire and he’s scary, not the kind of character people would want to be around. Then again, that would give him a chance to work as an anti-hero if he’s surrounded by people like him. There’s a lot of possibilities for a Sinister Six movie and I think Sony can finally take that plan out of limbo. Let’s just see if No Way Home is the hit they want it to be. I think it will and I can’t wait.

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