SPIDER-MAN Villains Will Seek Redemption In SINISTER SIX Film

If you were looking forward to seeing Spider-Man’s six greatest (film) enemies team-up in their solo movie to plan their revenge against Spider-Man, you might be slightly disappointed. In an interview with IGN, producers Avi Arad and Matt Tomalch revealed that Sinister Six will be more a tale of redemption, where “the villains aren’t necessarily portrayed as villains.” Tomalch specifically mentioned how the film would attempt to take a more sympathetic approach with these characters.

There’s no such thing as just a villain. There are villains by virtue of choices that people make but they always begin as humans, as characters. As flawed people; as tragic people. You know great movies have been made about a bunch of bad guys who get together to do something.

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Arad and Tomalch wouldn’t confirm whether Spider-Man would actually appear in the story, but Arad insisted that the Web-Slinger would have an important presence in the film regardless.

As long as there’s that one thing in common: they’ll hate Spider-Man. They’ll hate him because he’s so different from them. But then, you know when you sit by yourself somewhere and you think about it, they all had a different life at one time and that’s what’s so beautiful about the Spider-Man universe. They have amazing stories if you look at it. And everybody’s looking for redemption; they’re unforgiven. Would you see one of the Sinister Six starting to feel like that? Yes. And people love it, by the way. They love when a villain finds his way back because we’re all very forgiving.

I’ve stated my trepidation in several articles on Sony doing spinoff movies of Spider-Man, but I’ve tried to stay optimistic. That being said, a story where we’re forced to sympathize with the bad guys doesn’t sound like the best approach. Although I haven’t seen The Amazing Spider-Man 2 yet, from what I’ve seen, these villains have no interest in redeeming themselves. They didn’t band together in the comics for group therapy; they worked with each other to kill Spider-Man because he’s always foiled their plans. Granted, in these movies they’ve only fought him once or twice, but killing him to redeem themselves still doesn’t make much sense.

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The only villain that this could conceivably work for is Venom, and since he’s already getting his own film, just do a redemption story for him. Why do these Spidey villains need to try to become better people? If you’re bothering to make a Sinister Six film, just do a villains version of The Avengers and show them plotting to take down their nemesis. That would be a lot more innovative and bad-ass than this redemption story. This reeks of desperation.

SOURCE: IGN

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