Morbius shows that Sony is trying very hard with the Sinister Six

The Sinister Six in an episode of The Spectacular Spider-Man.

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Cinematic universes are hard to conquer, with only two complete hits in the form of the original Universal Monsters and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This did not stop many from trying to get into action in many ways, setting up sequels and programmed crossovers that ultimately do not lead anywhere. φάtried as hard as Sony with Spider-Man and characters in its orbit.

From Sony he’s got to share Tom Holland’s Peter Parker with Marvel Studios for the near future, the studio is trying it more difficult to secure May have your own strong live-action cinematic attitude without Holland’s wallcrawler in the picture. After he hit me big Poison, The mildly, $ 84 million its success MorbiusOpening weekend and next year Kraven the Hunter help Sony build to a final game the’small had his own eyes for a while: the Sinister Six.

It first appeared in January 1964 The Amazing Spider-Man Annual # 1 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, the team is exactly what it says in the tin. smallSpider-Man’s ix enemies — Kraven, Doctor Octopus, Electro, Vulture, Mysterio, and Sandman for the original roster — got tired of beating them solo and decided to work together … at this point, he hit them again. The Six is ​​a recurring threat to Spider-Man who regularly changes members with each new incarnation (at some point, the team doubled to become Sinister 12). More recently in comics, 36 bad guys are splitting up in six Sinister Six teams during the “Sinister War” arc. and ran a contest to see who could be the first to defeat Spider-Man. Over the years, Sinister Six managed to become popular on their own and at some point were able to make their own comic book titles in the form of their 2013 favorite. Spider-Man’s superior enemies by Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber.

You can see why Sony would like to bring together six of Spider-Man’s known enemies for a movie they’ve been trying to make for almost a decade now. In 2014, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 infamously destroyed the Sinister Six in their final titles, revealing their tech-based and roster-based abilities before a scheduled movie that never came. Twice now, the MCU has flirted with the idea of ​​bringing the Six to the fold. first inside Spider-Man: Homecoming through Vulture (Michael Keaton) and other criminals on his crew, and then back to last year Spider-Man: No Way Home, which brought five bad guys from Spidey’s cinematic past (oneand also Tom Hardy’s Venom, for a quick gag and Spider-Man 4 tease). That’s enough, Morbius is the most nude (and incredibly stupid) more effort, thanks to the Doctor Strange spell at the end There is no way home, Keaton’s Vulture ends up in the universe that hosts Venom and Jared Leto’s dumb. And since he is a free man in this world who does not owe Peter Parker a solid one, he asks Morbius if he wants to get involved in kicking the ass of the currently unknown Spider-Man of this world.

It’s a delightfully trivial reason to start a supervillain group, but for whatever reason, it’s hard to get excited about the Six perspective in live action. While the bad guys of MCU have been on the rise in recent years, it seems that the more of them you have, the easier it is to have at least one loser among them. Look at There is no way home For example: Thomas Haden Church’s Sandman and Rhys Ifans’s Lizard are not the key to this film’s plot, as are Willem Dafoe’s Goblin, Alfred Molina’s Ock and Jamie Foxx’s Electro. They’ρε τHere, due to the weak link of the movie with the bad guys who were all about to die against Spider-Man (something the two do not do in their respective movies), so you can completely ax the couple from the movie and you will not they changed a lot in reality.

It also does not help that animation and video games have managed to make Six so much better. Spider-Man cartoons over the decades have generally made the team one of the first threats the hero must face on his ascent to greatness. In its first season The Spectacular Spider-Man, many of The bad guys of the team were given the opportunity to exist as normal people before they are brought to the supervillain corral and then they goa solo episode to themselves. When finally approxme together to at the end of the season, he felt won because up to that point, they were given a consistent rating and their respective actors had brought them to life so well.

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The same goes for Insomniac 2018 Spiderman Game: Most of the bad guys who make up the Six have already hit the internet-slinger off-screen earlier in his career, something that was established in his early moments. Because the game does not make their alliance the point of the story, it feels like a real escalation when they are all together. But when criminals wreak havoc in New York, Insomniac does not lose focus on its two main villains, Mr. Negative and Doc Ock — Electro, Vulture, Scorpion, and Rhino are comfortable as their lieutenants and do not risk being crushed. The History. When it’s time to fight the Six, the smartest moves The game does by combining the less critical for the plot bad guys for a mission atrack (Electro and Vulture, then Scorpion and Rhino), while Negative and Octopus are left alone to do the final missions of the game. Considering all the things, it’s probably the better way to manipulate the Sinister Six in any Spider-Man medium, as each villain feels like a credible threat in their own right while they are so close to you that you do not make them sick.

More than anything else, what will continue to condemn Sony’s repeated attempts to bring the Sinister Six to the silver screen is that the studio is too high own, very limited offer. With most people fully aware of it Sony he’s got to play well with Marvel and do with Spider-Man characters does Theirs, it’s easy to smell the despair that comes with trying to create movies for characters like Madame Web. But trying to build its own movie universe, Sony ignores the lessons of host-thanks like Spider-Verse and Poison: people will see any superhero movie you make, if you give them characters and actors who are compelling to watch for two hours. Building that requires time and patiencesomething Sony is not very interested in. Sooner or later, he willI will learn the hard way the more translations direct it tries to be squeezed, the more ruins his chances the bad evil is reality.

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