Who needs to wait for San Diego Comic-Con to actually start in order to start making announcements that will have us sighing longingly and already looking forward to future Comic-Cons? Certainly not Columbia Pictures! Following up Marvel’s flurry of future release dates, Columbia Pictures has revealed a slew of release dates for hotly anticipated films Sinister Six, Uncharted, and Amazing Spider-Man 3.
As expected, the next film in the studio’s $4 billion Spider-verse will be Drew Goddard’s supervillainous Sinister Six, the first spin-off film in the Spider-Man series as part of a larger plan to create their own Spider-Man-centric version of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The project, which ultimately lead to writer-director Drew Goddard leaving Marvel’s Daredevil Netflix series, is set to come out on November 11, 2016, and is being produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach. Now, the real debate — over who will actually comprise the Sinister Six can begin!
Then, Peter Parker will finally swing back into our lives in The Amazing Spider-Man 3, which is set to release in 2018. Although director Marc Webb and, presumably, star Andrew Garfield will return for the third iteration in the rebooted series, it will be without one of the series shepherds, Roberto Orci, who revealed that he had left the franchise earlier this month. Considering how infuriatingly bad the last film was, maybe a fresh set of eyes on the project will be what the series needs to stick the landing and reclaim some goodwill for Ol’ Webhead.
Now, you may be wondering what happened to Amazing Spider-Man 3‘s original June 10, 2016 release date. Well, it’s still there, and it’s fittingly been poached by none other than treasure hunter Nathan Drake in the big budget adaptation of Naughty Dog’s Uncharted series. Although the film has Seth Gordon to direct and David Guggenheim to pen the screenplay, they’re still searching for the right actor to fill Nathan Drake’s “No-No-No”-ing boots. According to Deadline, the studio is eyeing Mark Wahlberg to play the role, but I’d much rather see someone like Scott Porter or a slimmed down Nathan Fillion tackle the part instead.
Which of these films are you most excited for? Who would you like to see play Nathan Drake? Who should be in the Sinister Six? Let us know in the comments below.