During The Amazing Spider-Man 2 London premiere yesterday, producers Matthew Tolmach and Avi Arad spoke more about their plans for The Sinister Six spin-off, and how this could be a tale of redemption for these villains.
Yesterday, Matthew Tolmach hinted at this redemptive story line, although he wouldn't confirm whether or not Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) himself will be showing up. In a new interview with IGN, Avi Arad said these villains all have a hatred for Spider-Man in common, but they also could be redeemed in some way.
"As long as there's that one thing in common: they'll hate Spider-Man. They'll hate him because he's so different from them. But then, you know when you sit by yourself somewhere and you think about it, they all had a different life at one time and that's what's so beautiful about the Spider-Man universe. They have amazing stories if you look at it. And everybody's looking for redemption; they're unforgiven. Would you see one of the Sinister Six starting to feel like that? Yes. And people love it, by the way. They love when a villain finds his way back because we're all very forgiving."
Matthew Tolmach also added that the the story is really about 'badass characters' getting together.
"(The story is about) a bunch of badass characters doing something. It's like, 'Let's admit that we love watching that.' And so, where that goes..."
He also spoke more about the nature of villains as a whole.
"There's no such thing as just a villain. There are villains by virtue of choices that people make but they always begin as humans, as characters. As flawed people; as tragic people. You know great movies have been made about a bunch of bad guys who get together to do something. Yeah, I mean, there's a huge tradition of it. Those are sometimes the greatest characters to watch. A bunch of broken people coming together for whatever reason."
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