‘Spider-Man’ spin-off nets ‘Cabin in the Woods’ director
(Relaxnews) – “The Sinister Six,” a feature-length look at some of Spider-Man’s notable villains, looks like it’ll be not just written but also directed by “Cabin in the Woods” man Drew Goddard.
Goddard wrote nine episodes of “Lost” over its first four seasons and also had writing credits on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” and “Alias” (including its 100th and final episodes) before making the jump to movies.
Having scripted Matt Reeves’s “Cloverfield,” he then directed and co-wrote the acclaimed satirical horror “Cabin in the Woods” with Joss Whedon, who produced, and provided a reshaped script for Brad Pitt hit “World War Z” before applying his penmanship to “The Sinister Six.”
Goddard’s directorial appointment comes after the formation of a specialist “Spider-Man” cabal of writers and producers within Sony Pictures, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
And the “Sinister Six” concept is a result of that group’s franchise-expanding work, shifting the focus from Spidey to baddies for one outing at least.
Though the villanous supergroup has gone through a number of changes over the last 50 years, some characters have been more constant than others.
Doctor Octopus, Electro, Sandman, Mysterio and Vulture appear in at least six of the ten canon comic book line-ups to date. Of those, Doc Oc and Sandman pop up in the mid-2000s “Spider-Man” films, while Electro is scheduled for May’s “Amazing Spider-Man 2.”