Last week, we reported that the Target exclusive Blu-ray release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 includes confirmation from director Marc Webb that the end credits stinger includes The Sinister Six villains Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio, although the filmmaker later admitted that he isn't even sure if they will appear in the spin-off. However, given Sony's recent announcement that The Sinister Six will hit theaters in 2016 and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 has been moved to 2018, some believe that these special features are already outdated.
Among the details Marc Webb revealed in last week's video include a deleted scene where The Gentleman a.k.a. Gustav Fiers (Michael Massee) approaches the cryogenically frozen head of Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper), which paves the way for the OsCorp founder to return for "the next movie," which we believe he meant The Amazing Spider-Man 3. We now know that "the next movie" will be The Sinister Six, and not The Amazing Spider-Man 3, which leads us to believe that these bonus features were shot and compiled well before Sony's announcement that The Sinister Six would hit theaters on November 11, 2016.
Roberto Orci, who was originally set to co-write The Amazing Spider-Man 3 with his former writing partner Alex Kurtzman and Jeff Pinkner before leaving the project, recently revealed in an interview that Sony isn't sure how to move forward with the franchise, which will also include a Venom spin-off that is rumored to be scheduled for 2017.
While it's doubtful that Sony intentionally tried to mislead the fans with these Blu-ray special features, Roberto Orci's claims that the franchise may be in limbo may be more accurate than ever.