Sony has pushed back one of its most anticipated films, The Amazing Spider-Man 3 to 2018. That means it has been delayed two years unfortunately. But there is good news. Sinister Six has gotten a release date of November 11, 2016.
The Amazing Spider-Man 3 has not gotten a specific day in 2018. It was intended for May 4, 2018 but Sony has said that is no longer the plan. One reason the third installment was pushed back was the less than impressive box office results of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Bringing in Sinister Six will show a different world of Spider-Man before the next film comes out, hopefully boosting interest in the franchise. The “Sinister Six” super-villains first appeared in 1964 and were drawn from Spider-Man’s list of enemies. Led by Doctor Octopus, they included Electro, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, Sandman and the Vulture.
Sinister Six is directed by Drew Goddard who has proved himself in the past. Sony apparently agrees. Doug Belgrad, president, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group said,
“With ‘Sinister Six’ in the hands of writer-director Drew Goddard, we feel extremely confident placing the film on a prime date in 2016.”