‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ reintroduces some of Spider-man’s most memorable foes. Is a ‘Sinister Six’ film still possible after ‘No Way Home’? Keep reading to find out.
‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’, the most anticipated Marvel film since ‘Avengers: Endgame’, was released in theatres throughout the world on 16 December. When the film’s first teaser was released in early September, it shattered the record for the most-viewed movie trailer in 24 hours, surpassing ‘Endgame’s’ previous record of 355.5 million views across all online platforms on its first day. In many respects, ‘No Way Home’ is Spider-man’s own Endgame crossover, bringing together characters from nearly two decades of live-action ‘Spider-Man’ films for the culmination of Tom Holland‘s (first?) trilogy as Marvel’s most popular superhero.
- A ‘Sinister Six’ film?
- ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ to cast Sinister Six
A ‘Sinister Six’ film?
Previous villains such as Doc Ock and Green Goblin have made successful MCU debuts, and whispers of a second ‘Sinister Six’ film have been circulating since before ‘No Way Home’ even aired. The villains’ triumphant return to their own realities, helped by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Men, complicates the possibility of a ‘Sinister Six’ film.
‘The Sinister Six’ are a legendary gang of Spider-Man supervillains. The Sinister Six are Vulture, Electro, Kraven the Hunter, Sandman, Mysterio, and Dr. Octopus, the group’s founder, who originally appeared in the 1964 comic Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1. The Lizard, Venom, and Morbius were among the group’s later incarnations. After the disappointing performance of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ and Sony’s contract with Marvel to incorporate Peter Parker into the MCU, work on a Sinister Six film began in 2013 but was eventually scrapped. The prospect of a Sinister Six film appeared strong after ‘No Way Home’ brought most of these villains into the MCU.
‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ to cast Sinister Six
The ending of ‘No Way Home’ casts doubt on the possibility of a ‘Sinister Six’ film. With Mysterio dead — for the time being, at least — and a big section of the Sinister Six transported back to their respective timelines after being cured, it’s probable that some of the nefarious group’s legendary members won’t return for a Sinister Six film. However, with the imminent releases of Kraven the Hunter and Morbius, as well as Eddie Brock’s cameo in the ‘No Way Home’ mid-credits sequence, the MCU may be gearing up for a Sinister Six feature with some new characters.
Of course, a ‘Sinister Six’ film might bring back familiar characters like Doc Ock and the Green Goblin. When it comes to tinkering with the timeline, the Multiverse opens up a world of possibilities, so their return isn’t out of the question; however, the return of No Way Home’s villains would make Peter’s ultimate sacrifice pointless, cheapening everything he went through in order to give these five villains a chance at redemption. It would be a disservice to all concerned if the villains were given redemption — at the cost of Aunt May’s life — and it would be a disservice to all involved if it was undone for a Sinister Six film. Recasting these villains for the MCU’s universe would be nearly difficult due to the great return of Willem Dafoe and Alfred Molina.
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