Named as the likely candidate for the job back in December, Drew Goddard has officially entered negotiations to helm Columbia Pictures' The Amazing Spider-Man spinoff The Sinister Six, SuperHeroHype has learned.
Goddard, who made his big screen directorial debut with The Cabin in the Woods (scripted by himself and Joss Whedon), was previously attached to provide the screenplay for The Sinister Six. He's also exploring another corner of the Marvel Universe with the upcoming Netflix series "Daredevil." As revealed in December, Goddard will write and direct the first episode of the 13-episode series, which will tie to the upcoming series "Jessica Jones," "Iron Fist," and "Luke Cage" before culminating in the crossover miniseries, "The Defenders."
There's no announced timeframe as of yet for The Sinister Six, although it's likely to follow The Amazing Spider-Man 3's June 10, 2016 release date. The Amazing Spider-Man 2, meanwhile, hits theaters on May 2.