It has long been the subject of rumor for fans of The Amazing Spider-Man series that filmmaker Marc Webb and the rest of the crew are building towards a plot line for “The Sinister Six,” a collection of Spidey’s biggest enemies that team up to take him down. But how do they come together?
Originally, Doctor Octopus gathered all the baddies together with the intention of crushing Spider-Man once and for all. Since Ock hasn’t appeared, or even been mentioned, for this new film series many fans have pointed to the “dying” Norman Osborn as the potential leader for the group. Seems that may not be the case.
“What about The Gentleman? Think about the Gentleman,” he said. “I’m just saying. Put that in your… There’s your little tidbit. Think about The Gentleman.”
The Gentleman first appeared in the novel Spider-Man: The Gathering of the Sinister Six, in which he forms the Sinister Six as a way to destroy Peter. According to the canon of the novel, Peter’s parents had something to do with the death of The Gentleman’s brother and he creates the group to kill Spider-Man.
What do you think of these possibilities? Is Marc Webb pulling our legs or will we actually see The Gentleman in future Spider-Man films?