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Watch out Avengers, X-Men and Justice League.
Sony is entering the fray with its own comic book superteam.
The studio has dated The Sinister Six, a movie that features an all-star lineup of Spider-Man villains, for Nov. 11, 2016. As part of the move, Sony pushed back The Amazing Spider-Man 3 by two years to 2018. Amazing Spider-Man 3 and 4 had already been dated for June 10, 2016, and May 4, 2018, respectively.
The studio will move Uncharted into the June 10, 2016 spot. The Seth Gordon-helmed film is an action-adventure based on the best-selling PlayStation video game series that follows the adventures of treasure hunter Nathan Drake.
“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 of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group.
First introduced in 1964, the original Six members were Electro, Doctor Octopus, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, Vulture and Sandman. Electro, portrayed by Jamie Foxx, was already introduced in Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 this summer.
It is unclear which villains this incarnation will feature. Among the possibilities are the Green Goblin, played by Dane DeHaan in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The film’s third act dropped so-called Easter eggs that hinted at potential future villains for the franchise. For instance, Doc Ock’s mechanical arms were seen in the background of one scene. The movie also introduced the Rhino (Paul Giamatti) in its last scene.
Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing Sinister Six.
As for Uncharted, 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, Arad and Alex Gartner. The video game series was developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment America.
“June 10 is a great date for Uncharted,” Belgrad added. “It’s just the right place for this exciting action-adventure film.”
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