Sinister Six Movie Without Spider-Man?

Sony has been talking for a while now about their Spider-Man spinoff movies that they have planned and one of them includes a Sinister Six movie. Hell, the damn thing already has a potential release date of November 11, 2016. From the moment I heard it called that instead of “The Amazing Spider-Man 3: Rise of the Sinister Six” I knew we were in trouble. Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield recently spoke to the Toronto Sun at a film festival and teased about his involvement or lack there of with the Sinister Six movie.

I know more than I’m allowed to say right now,” said Garfield. “I can say I’m really excited about Drew Goddard, who’s going to be writing and directing The Sinister Six movie. And whether I’m involved in that or not is kind of immaterial.”

Obviously he didn’t really give much insight as to what we can expect from this movie but the interweb is abuzz with rumors that the Sinister Six movie will not include Spider-Man. This is not the first time I’ve heard this rumor either. When it was first announced there was no mention of him being part of it and was classed as a Spider-Man spinoff movie. Again, I’m not one to buy into every rumor I hear, but this to me sounds like some stupid idea that the Sony execs came up with to try and milk the Spider-Man universe for all it’s worth.

My major problem with this is that the Sinister Six wouldn’t even exist if it wasn’t for Spider-Man. So if this is true then they have already changed their origin story and for me, they also just took away the number one draw to even see the movie. The whole idea of why the Sinister Six even came to be was because Doc Oc wasn’t able to defeat Spider-Man on his own. It was only after he was beaten several times that he sought help from the other super villains and created one of Spidey’s greatest challenges to date. So I’m pretty sure most Spider-Man fans will be out on this movie because of that, not to mention the people who aren’t fans of the comics or old cartoons won’t even know who the hell the Sinister Six is…So who would this movie be marketed to?

Again there is no official word on if Spider-Man will or won’t be in this movie but my two cents is that it is a terrible idea if he is not. Anyways, let me know your thoughts on this Nerd Nation. Do you think Sony will put out a stand alone Sinister Six movie without Spider-Man and is that something you would want to see? Leave me your thoughts below, on Facebook, or on Twitter

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