Andrew Garfield from The Amazing Spider-Man finally opens up about the cancellation of Sinister Six from Drew Goddard.
Andrew Garfield from The Amazing Spider-Man mentioned his feelings on the journey of Sinister Six’s cancellation from Drew Goddard. The pre-planning of the film first started in 2013 when the makers announced that there would be two spin-offs to the franchise; Venom and The Sinister Six with Goddard being the writer and director of the project. But at the same time, The Amazing Spider-Man was planned for a proper launch as it was about to intrigued the audience with Green Goblin and Rhino while also introducing characters such as Doctor Octopus, Kraven the Hunter, and Vulture in the post-credits scene.
The Sinister Six was all set for a November 2016 release and it was supposed to be a redemption story for its villains without the inclusion of Spider-Man as a character in the film. However, tracking the box office performance of The Amazing Spider-Man, both these spin-offs were scrapped and Sony decided to partner with Marvel Studios to introduce Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The makers finalized Tom Holland to play Spider-Man in the MCU. Sony then planned to return to their interconnected universe plans with Venom and the upcoming Kraven the Hunter and Morbius with Jamie Foxx to get an introduction as Electro in Spider-Man: No Way Home alongside Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina) from Ram Raimi’s trilogy. With that said, the universes seem to be getting in line for the Sinister Six to make their journey to the box office again.
In a recent interview about his upcoming film The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Garfield talked about the scrapped Sinister Six project. He confirmed that he participated in the discussion to play in the film and praised Goddard’s vision for the project. This is what he said while opening up:
“I don’t know how close it got, but I definitely had a few meetings, and it was really exciting. I’ve got to say, because I love Drew so much, and I love Cabin in the Woods and the other stuff that he’s made. We just got on like a house on fire. I loved his vision, he’s so unique and odd and off-kilter and unconventional in his creative choices. So that was definitely a fun couple of months, but life. It would have been cool. Maybe one day he’ll get to do it, but it would’ve been cool.”
It is quite an intriguing thing to know that Garfield stated that Goddard might take a chance again to make Sinister Six someday in the future. Though it is quite a question that whether or not he’ll be a part of the film. Sony’s Spider-Man Universe was a financial hit, which helped to bring Kraven, Venom, and Morbius on screen. There could have been a point where Sony might have brought Cabin in the Woods makers back into the fold. Only time will reflect whether Goddard gets another opportunity with Sinister Six or not. But as of now, Garfield is definitely going to make a return as the web-slinger for Spider-Man: No Way Home on December 17.