The Amazing Spider-Man franchise is a bit all over the place right now. There was the Amazing Spider-Man 3 release date shuffle, Sinister Six landing in the November 11, 2016 slot and all this talk about the Venom Carnage movie, too. On top of that, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 didn’t really do the best job of teasing what’s to come – but perhaps that’s just because they didn’t even know which movie would actually hit theaters next.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 just arrived on DVD and Blu-ray a few days ago and even though I haven’t had the opportunity to plow through the bonus features myself, many have and they’re sharing what Marc Webb said about building the mythology to prepare for Sinister Six and future films. Hit the jump to check it out. WARNING: There are Amazing Spider-Man and Amazing Spider-Man 2 spoilers in this article.
A video compilation from YouTube user Amazing Spider Man (via CinemaBlend) puts together some of the best bits from the “Something Sinister This Way Comes” disc, beginning with:
“Special projects is where we’re setting up the Sinister Six and all the different crazy technology from Oscorp that’s been developed sort of off the grid and this is our cryogenic – obviously this should be seen only after the movie – but this is our cryogenic head case for Norman Osborn so we can bring him back for the sequel.”
Even though Webb flat-out says that they did this so that they can bring Norman Osborn back in the next film, it seems as though things are constantly influx. Check out the evolution of the man in the hat from The Amazing Spider-Man:
“Here’s the real story. At the end of the first movie, there was some lightning with the man in the shadows … working on it with Jamie Vanderbilt, there was an idea that maybe this would be the Electro character, but, again, we shot it and it kind of emerged into some other situation, which, the man in the hat is now, we think of him as The Gentleman who is a benefactor of the Sinister Six.”
Webb also added this regarding The Gentleman:
“My inkling of it is that they all emerge from Oscorp and that they are corralled by The Gentleman who is a character that’s somewhat more recent in the Marvel universe, but someone who I think is intriguing … they are sort of the mercenaries of Oscorp and the most unruly, beastly set of characters.”
“In Oscorp’s Special Projects, we get hints at, there are glimpses of, there are implications of the accouterments of villains that will either be in the Sinister Six first iteration or will eventually move through the Sinister Six … So we’ve got this company called Blur, Tim Miller to start designing the elements of the Sinister Six , the hardware of the Sinister Six, which is something that’s hinted at in the movie.”
That’s when Webb reveals that the cat-like symbol is actually a spear, teasing Kraven the Hunter’s involvement, and also points out that Mysterio is in the mix as well because he’s a personal favorite.
“It’s tricky because we’re not exactly sure if all those people are gonna be in the Sinister Six, or even in the next movie. Like the Mysterio mask, I just think looks really cool. And I love Mysterio, but we haven’t all agreed on it, but I just forced it in because I thought it looked cool.”
You wanted to squeeze in a personal favorite; I get it, but something like that doesn’t really fly when the whole point of doing it would be to tease what’s to come. Including something that hints at a particular character just because it looks cool doesn’t really seem fair. However, what’s done is done and all that really matters is that Sinister Six is a strong film, but it will make me think twice before taking another Spider-Man end credit tease to heart.
You can hear all these quotes for yourself in the video below: