The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to Set Up The Sinister Six

It was confirmed by Sony Pictures late last year that the studio is looking at expanding their Marvel fare with upcoming big screen spinoffs like Venom and The Sinister Six. Today, EW has both revealed its latest cover, showcasing Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and dropped a few more details about the expansion of the cinematic Spider-verse. Check out the cover beneath the new quotes!

“At the tail end of this movie we set up some of the other characters that will probably end up being in the Sinister Six,” Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal tells the magazine. “We’re going forward on all fronts.”

Although the line-up of villains for the bad guy ensemble hasn’t been revealed, the trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 suggests that characters like Doctor Octopus and The Vulture are being eyed as potential recruits.

“Villains can be very entertaining,” adds producer Avi Arad. “It’s not like somebody’s born and they’re a villain. Something happens and it changes their lives. Some people can deal with it — they become the heroes. Some people can’t and hate the world because of what they felt was done to them — they become the villains.”

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Jamie Foxx, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field and B.J. Novak and hits theaters May 2.