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Director Marc Webb talks now cancelled Amazing Spider-man 3 and Sinister Six plans

August 9th, 2017 by Marc Comments

So here’s the deal: we love Tom Holland’s take on Spider-man. Honestly, we do.


While Homecoming and Civil War both featured awesome Spideys and Raimi’s movies (especially Spider-man 2) had their fair share of awesome, to me personally, Andrew Garfield nailed it.

His Peter was cocky, yet vulnerable and so was his Spider-man; as a kid growing up, Garfield came closest to what I imagined the character would be like – and it’s fine to disagree, I’m not saying this to start a rage-out.

And sure, Amazing Spider-man 2 was all over the place, but there was a lot of solid stuff in there too and the first movie remains my personal favourite Spidey movie, so when that particular take on the character was closed down, I was a bit upset because I knew big things had been planned.

And now Amazing Spider-man 1 & 2 director Marc Webb has come out to chat about just what some of those things were to be.

Brushing off the rumours of massive studio interference, Webb was keen to have it known he was allowed to make the movies he wanted to make: “I had a really good time making those movies. They’re very difficult. I would approach them differently now than I did, but I feel really grateful for it and pretty uncynical about it. These people are all my friends, you know what I mean? Everybody wanted to make a great movie.”

The director points out that he has yet to see Homecoming, but really wants to and loves Tom holland as Spidey and that he saw and adored Womder Woman.

But, getting back on track, what would have happened to his Amazing franchise had it moved forward: “We were talking about the Sinister Six,” he says, “They were going to make a Sinister Six movie before we did the third one (both movies has a release date and everything you may recall)… Chris Cooper was going to come back and play the Goblin. We were going to freeze his head, and then he was going to be brought back to life. And then there was that character called The Gentleman. We had some notions about how to do it, but I think maybe we were thinking too far ahead when we started building in those things. But it was a fun exercise. I look back very fondly on those days.”

He confirmed that Cooper’s Goblin would have led the team, but cheekily adds: “We had talked about Vulture a little bit too, actually…”

We would love to have seem where the Sinister Six movie went and what the third Garfield movie would have held… but alas, it wasn’t to be.

What do you all think?

Source: Den of Geek

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….