Sony may reboot and recast Spider-Man with 'Sinister Six'

Big changes are in store for Spider-Man it seems, and following reports yesterday that Sony might be talking to Marvel Studios about adding the character to their Cinematic Universe, more plans which are being discussed have now emerged.

According to a new report from Badass Digest, “Sony is going to soft reboot Spider-Man with The Sinister Six, having a new actor playing a Spidey who works with the villains The Dirty Dozen style to take down a larger threat.” That would obviously mean Andrew Garfield won’t return as Peter Parker, and if you need an example of a “soft reboot”, look no further than 2008’s The Incredible Hulk.

This could work, and it saves us going through yet another origin story!

Another idea being discussed is, “To put Spider-Man on the shelf for four or five years and see if they can develop any of the side characters into their own franchises.” With Sinister Six taking The Amazing Spider-Man 3‘s 2016 release date and talk of a female-led spin-off, this one seems very likely, but the site cautions that they don’t know whether or not Sony will do all or any of these.

The site goes on to add, “Venom is functionally dead again,” meaning that the movie focusing on the fan-favourite villain is back to square one and Alex Kurtzman likely won’t be directing. How do you guys feel about these rumours?

SOURCE: Badass Digest