This is a bit interesting. It looks like Sony has switched things up a little bit when it comes to their big franchise. The Amazing Spider-Man 3 is currently a film that I don’t think anyone is looking forward to at all now. Even someone who liked both movies in the new franchise isn’t particularly excited, so it makes sense to back off a bit, and the powers that be have done just that. The third entry of Andrew Garfield‘s Spidey flicks won’t hit theaters until 2018, giving us four years to actually perhaps miss him. Also, Marc Webb can probably now go off and do a non webslinger movie, which is good news all around. In its place, Sony does plan to give us that Sinister Six film in 2016, which is a dicier proposition. That being said, I love Drew Goddard and maybe this flick can clean the villain slate in this universe a bit and let Peter Parker deal with some smaller issues in the third outing? We’ll see, but you can see the report on this change below. Overall, I think it’s a positive announcement.
Here’s the story from The Wrap:
Columbia Pictures has announced its updated release strategy for the nearly $4 billion Spider-Man franchise. The next film in the series will be Sinister Six, writer-director Drew Goddard‘s highly anticipated villain team-up, which is the first of several planned character and story expansions. The film, which will be produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, will hit theaters on November 11, 2016.
Columbia Pictures will then release the next installment, The Amazing Spider-Man 3, in 2018.
The studio also announced that it has slated Uncharted for June 10, 2016, a prime summer release date for the highly anticipated film. The movie is an action-adventure based upon the critically- acclaimed and top-selling PlayStation® video game series, which follows the adventures of treasure hunter Nathan Drake. Seth Gordon will direct the film. The latest draft of the screenplay is being written by David Guggenheim, and the film will be an Arad/Atlas Entertainment Production, produced by Charles Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner and Ari Arad. The video game series was developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC (SCEA). Uncharted takes the date on the release schedule previously held by The Amazing Spider-Man 3.
“With Sinister Six in the hands of writer-director Drew Goddard, we feel extremely confident placing the film on a prime date in 2016,” said Doug Belgrad, president, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group.
Belgrad added, “June 10 is a great date for Uncharted. It’s just the right place for this exciting action-adventure film.”
–Thoughts? Discuss in the comments!