[Movies] Amazing Spider-Man 2 Producers Talk Venom and Sinister Six Spin-Offs
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 03.12.2014
How will the characters work in their own films?
Speaking SFX, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 producers Matt Tolmach and Avi Arad talked about the previously announced spin-off projects based on the franchise, including films based on Venom and the Sinister Six.
Producer Matt Tolmach stated on what we can expect from the spin-offs: "Obviously questions of traditional hero/villain dynamics have to be looked at. At the same time it's an awesome challenge, because some of the greatest characters are in fact villains, and how you construct that is so much fun. People love those bad characters if they're good bad characters, and love to watch them. And nobody's all good, nobody's all bad, and so where we end up with that story, I think, is a really awesome challenge, and we all smile when we think about what you can do. It's definitely a bad-ass group of people and I think it's going to be a ton of fun to watch them."
Avi Arad added on why a character like Venom could work in his own film: "With Marvel characters, the villains are victims of circumstance. If you look at our villains, none of them were born like that. Our villains are nice and complex and in the world of film writing you can play with that, you can make some wonderful things out of it. The Spider-Man universe has amazing villains, they are all character driven…..Our villains all represent a different side of the misunderstood, and some of them unfortunately turned to the dark side. Venom happened to be a phenomenal character. With Eddie Brock, or if you do Flash Thompson, it doesn't matter who is going to be inside the suit – what's important is that a man like him is going to realize there comes a time when you wake up in the morning and say 'How did I get here? There must be a better way.'"
Alex Kurtzman is currently attached to direct Venom which he is co-writing with Roberto Orci and Ed Solomon. Drew Goddard is set to write and direct The Sinister Six.