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
    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
    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.

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    – Dredd
    Jan 8, 2014 at 15:43
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    – Nobby
    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
    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? Jan 7, 2014 at 18:37
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    @AnkitSharma And he dies EVERY SINGLE TIME. Jan 7, 2014 at 18:52
  • @Paulster2 Mcu is like a same alien-vesre to Spider-man franchise as Comics.
    – Ankit Sharma
    Jan 7, 2014 at 18:57
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    @AnkitSharma ... Point taken :D Jan 7, 2014 at 19:01

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