We've seen superheroes band together as a powerhouse group in Marvel's The Avengers and now Sony is forming their own Marvel-based team of comic book characters, but with a villainous slant. Sinister Six, a movie featuring a host of antagonists from The Amazing Spider-Man universe, has been slated for a 2016 release, and Sony has also pushed back the premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 3 by two years.

THR reports that Sinister Six is now officially set for a November 11th, 2016 release. With The Amazing Spider-Man spinoff securing a calendar spot, Sony swapped the release date of The Amazing Spider-Man 3 from June 10th, 2016 to a date in 2018, likely in June. The delay of the third Amazing Spider-Man film will in turn postpone the original May 4th, 2018 debut date for The Amazing Spider-Man 4, but the new official release date for that entry has yet to be announced.

Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) will write and direct Sinister Six and though it's not officially known at this time who will star in the film, it's likely that at least some of the vast array of villains introduced in the first two Amazing Spider-Man films will form the cast: Rhys Ifans as the Lizard, Jamie Foxx as Electro, Dane DeHaan as the Green Goblin, and Paul Giamatti as the Rhino. The Sinister Six originally appeared in 1964's The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 and was comprised of Electro, Doctor Octopus, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, Vulture, and Sandman.

Sliding into the abandoned June 10th, 2016 Sony slot is Uncharted, a feature film adaptation of the Indiana Jones-influenced action adventure Playstation video game series that will be directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses).

We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on Sinister Six as it moves further along in development.

Source: THR
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