Sony recently announced that a Sinister Six film is to be released in 2015. So does that mean the villains in the Amazing Spider-man sequels all survive?

  • On the side note, its sony who take decision on Spider-man films rather then Marvel/Disney.
    – Ankit Sharma
    Commented Jan 7, 2014 at 14:23
  • For a comic-fan its very usual. Comic fan always know that Norman Osborn is not going to completely die in Spider-man film and it proved right when his glimpses appears in Spider-man 2. Similarly fans know that Loki is not going to die in Thor 1 or Avenger or Thor 2. Some main character not dies that easy because they have served better purpose in comics and can be useful in later stories. So i don't think anything is ruined at all. Its a different fact that, Fox and Sony is a good source for ruining film franchises.
    – Ankit Sharma
    Commented Jan 7, 2014 at 17:25

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That's a good question.

Even though this news does imply that the villains from the new movies will survive to appear in their own spin-off, it's worth knowing that there have been several different line-ups for the Sinister Six over the years - see this marvel Wiki page for more details.

It is entirely possible that Sony could introduce a new member should one fall by the wayside, however, considering the recent Hollywood predilection for setting up big ensemble pictures, I wouldn't be surprised in the least to see every baddie survive the three Spider-Man films.

  • curious whats your dp? is that a cat spider?
    – Dredd
    Commented Jan 8, 2014 at 15:43
  • LOL - yep. It worked better than my last avatar when the winter hats were in effect :)
    – Nobby
    Commented Jan 8, 2014 at 16:56

No one really dies in comic books. Least of all villains. They are always defeated, but always return again - either by miraculously surviving, having their name and mantle taken up by a family member of protege, or any other plot twist to return a fan favorite character to the page.

While this tradition isn't as noticeable in superhero movies, mostly because there are far fewer movies than there are comic-book stories, I still think it's the it's a part of the genre: bad guys are defeated, not killed.

Given that particular genre trope, I don't think a film focusing on a group of recurring villains from previous movies can be considered a spoiler. Recurring villains are a part of the genre, not a plot spoiler.

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    No one really dies in comic books except uncle ben.
    – Ankit Sharma
    Commented Jan 7, 2014 at 17:29
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    I agree with your comments, but wouldn't it be better served to answer this in the sense of the MCU and not the comic book universe? Commented Jan 7, 2014 at 18:37
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    @AnkitSharma And he dies EVERY SINGLE TIME. Commented Jan 7, 2014 at 18:52
  • @Paulster2 Mcu is like a same alien-vesre to Spider-man franchise as Comics.
    – Ankit Sharma
    Commented Jan 7, 2014 at 18:57
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    @AnkitSharma ... Point taken :D Commented Jan 7, 2014 at 19:01

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