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Amazing Spider-Man 3 swings to 2018, but Sinister Six forms in 2016

Amazing Spider-Man 3 gets delayed, but Sinister Six arrives in 2016
Amazing Spider-Man 3 gets delayed, but Sinister Six arrives in 2016
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The road for The Amazing Spider-Man 3 has been strange road as of late. Since The Amazing Spider-Man 2 "under performed" in the box office, it seem that the future for the Amazing series was uncertain. Not only did the general reaction from moviegoers have Sony Pictures question their next move for the Wall Crawler but they seem to be wondering what to do with the proposed spin-offs, Sinister Six and Venom. Many fans have wondered what would happen next, but at last Sony has revealed their plans for the Amazing Spider-Man series, and its both good news and bad news.

The bad news (which is using the term loosely) is that The Amazing Spider-Man 3 is being push from its original release. The movie was going to hit theaters on June 10, 2016; but studio has decided leave that spot and let the Uncharted film take its place. Instead , The Amazing Spider-Man 3 will not be seen until 2018. At this time there is no official release date; only that 2018 is the year Sony has planned. While this may seem bad for fans of the series, it could be a blessing in disguise. Now that the film is four years away, it gives the filmmakers plenty of time on what they want to do with Spider-Man's next major adventure. Perhaps with this delay, The Amazing Spider-Man 3 could be built as one massive blockbuster for the friendly neighborhood hero.

So while this may seem bad for Spider-Man fans, that is not say we will not be seeing the franchise until 2018. As it has already been stated, Sony Pictures plans to have Sinister Six hit theaters, and the film will be directed by Drew Goddard. While it seemed like the spin-off would not be appearing any time, it turns out the Sinister Six are coming in 2016. From their statement from Comic-Con, Sony Pictures revealed that Sinister Six will be hitting theaters on November 11, 2016. This shows that the studio has every intention to push this notorious team, and it could give Spider-Man the right momentum come 2018.

While it may seem that there is still plenty of uncertainty, this report from Sony Pictures reveals doorways of possibility. With the Sinister Six coming, it leads to believe that we are in for one massive confrontation in 2018. However, just because The Amazing Spider-Man 3 will be showing up in theaters in four years does not mean the franchise will be standing still in that time period. This is pure speculation, but there could be a lot more going on with Spider-Man then some may think. As moviegoers know, the Venom spin-off is still in the works. However, there is a chance that Sony Pictures has other plans for Spider-Man from now til 2018. It may be giving the studio too much credit, but there is a chance that Spider-Man has plenty to offer in the next four years. We will just have to see,

What do you think? Are you upset about this news? Express your thoughts in the comments below. Stay tune for more on The Amazing Spider-Man series.

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