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In this publicity photo released by Sony Pictures Entertainment, Andrew Garfield stars as Spider-Man in Columbia Pictures' "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." The Spider-Man franchise will detour next with a “Sinister Six” spinoff in 2016, pushing “The Amazing Spider-Man 3” to 2018. Sony’s Columbia Pictures announced its updated schedule for the web-slinger Wednesday, July 23, 2014. By ordering “Sinister Six” ahead of the next “Spider-Man” movie, the studio hopes to expand the franchise with the group of Marvel super villains. Sony had previously pegged “Spider-Man” sequels for 2016 and 2018, but “The Amazing Spider-Man 3” will now be pushed to 2018. (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Entertainment, Niko Tavernise)

Next for Spider-Man: A ‘Sinister Six’ spinoff


NEW YORK (AP) — The Spider-Man franchise will detour next with a “Sinister Six” spinoff in 2016, pushing “The Amazing Spider-Man 3” to 2018, Sony’s Columbia Pictures said Wednesday in announcing an updated schedule.

By ordering “Sinister Six” ahead of the next “Spider-Man” movie, the studio hopes to expand the franchise with the group of Marvel super-villains.

Released in May, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” accumulated $706 million worldwide and only just surpassing $200 million domestically.

That was considered a disappointing result, since it failed to top its 2012 predecessor, which made $758 million.

It was also less than all of the box-office hauls for Sam Raimi’s trilogy.

Sony had previously pegged “Spider-Man” sequels for 2016 and 2018, but “The Amazing Spider-Man 3” will now be pushed to 2018.

In its place, Sony has slotted in “Uncharted,” an action film based on the PlayStation video game.



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