Sony’s Spider-Man Universe Is Finally Building To The Sinister Six

Warning: The following contains SPOILERS for Morbius

A cameo appearance of the Vulture (Michael Keaton) in Morbius suggests that Sony’s Spider-Man universe is really building towards the introduction of the Sinister Six. In Marvel Comics, the Sinister Six is ​​a team of Spider-Man’s greatest villains whose primary goal is to defeat his greatest nemesis. The team originally formed in the 1960s when Doctor Octopus, Electro, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, Sandman, and the Vulture decide that since they can’t beat Spider-Man alone, an alliance between the six of them could bring Spider-Man. to his knees. Fifty years later, they’re still one of the most popular villain teams in comics, which is why fans have been eagerly awaiting their live-action debut.


Perhaps the greatest lesson of Morbius is the reveal that takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Apparently this goes for Poison and its sequel too. When Venom was in production, there was a lot of talk about whether or not the movie was set in the MCU, and the conflicting comments made it confusing. Finally it was understood that Poison existed outside of the MCU and instead served as the first installment in Sony’s Marvel Universe, a cinematic universe that only includes Sony-owned Spider-Man characters.

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Morbius changes everything by confirming that y Poison it shares the same world as the MCU. A scene where Spider-Man is labeled a “assassinclearly recognizes the cliffhanger ending of Spider-Man: Far From Home. In addition, Vulture spider-man: homecoming he appears at the end of the film, erasing any lingering doubts about integrating Sony’s Marvel Universe into the MCU. The Vulture’s cameo will have significant ramifications for the MCU and Sony’s Marvel Universe going forward, not the least of which is the implication that the Sinister Six team is on the way.

Sinister Six Teases MCU Spider-Man Movies So Far

Scorpion in Spider-Man Homecoming

vulture cameo in Morbius it’s far from the first hint that the MCU might have its own Sinister Six team. The notion of an MCU Sinister Six has been around since spider-man: homecoming. The film features three iconic Spider-Man villains: the Vulture, Scorpion (Michael Mando), and Shocker (Bokeem Woodbine), and all three have been members of the Sinister Six at one point or another. All three are still alive at the end of the film, so a possible union is not ruled out by the events that take place in Homecoming. the spider-man: homecoming The mid-credits scene takes this setup a step further by having Scorpion question the Vulture about Spider-Man’s identity. According to Scorpion, there are quite a few people who want revenge on Spider-Man. Vulture doesn’t seem interested at the time, but Scorpion does at least present himself as a possible future member of the Sinister Six.

The sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home, it doesn’t directly set up the Sinister Six team or take any significant steps toward introducing the team, but it does add a key Sinister Six member, Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal), to the MCU. Apparently, Mysterio dies at the end of the film, but the deceitful nature of the character could open the door for a return. Given Mysterio’s experience when it comes to illusions and special effects, it may not be out of the realm of possibility for Mysterio to fake his own death. Additionally, the reveal of Spider-Man’s public identity paints a target on his back that would present an opportunity for Spider-Man’s villains to plot revenge on him. Now that the world knows who he is, tracking or luring him shouldn’t be too difficult.

Michael Keaton’s vulture wants to recruit Morbius…for The Sinister Six?

When the Vulture makes his appearance, he tries to convince Morbius to join a team. Vulture was last seen in prison, but his situation has obviously changed. He could have escaped or been legally released, or maybe Morbius is in prison, temporarily, at one point in the movie. Either way, the Vulture must have a reason to seek out Jared Leto’s Michael Morbius. Vulture openly states that he wants to recruit Morbius for some nefarious purpose, and it could be that the team Vulture has in mind is the Sinister Six team.

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If the Vulture has had a change of heart about going after Spider-Man, he could be putting together a team of criminals to take on the wall-crawler. However, this was just the goal of the comics team. The movie version of the Sinister Six could have a goal that has nothing to do with Spider-Man (especially if the Vulture has given up on his vendetta against Peter Parker). Having a different goal would make sense since the movie versions of Venom and Morbius currently have no reason to hate Spider-Man.

Who is in Sony’s Sinister Six team?

Jared Leto as Morbius the Living Vampire

The Vulture clearly has his eye on Morbius, but who else would be on his Sinister Six team? Poison and both Spiderman the movies have created numerous candidates for membership. Besides Vulture and Morbius, there’s Venom, Shocker, Scorpion, Mysterio and soon, poison 2Butcher shop. However, only some of these characters can make it to the team. Mysterio could be dead, and the MCU (and Sony) may not have any more plans for Shocker. Scorpion and Venom, on the other hand, feel like they have a good chance of making the team. Scorpion, in particular, is a character that the MCU has yet to develop properly. His role in Homecoming was limited, and has yet to receive its signature tail or “Scorpion” nickname. For this reason, Scorpion could be revised later.

The Sinister Six team could also include characters that haven’t been introduced yet, like a villain from Spider-Man: Homecoming 3. It hasn’t been announced who Tom Holland’s Spider-Man will face off against in his third solo film, but one big favorite is Kraven the Hunter, who Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts has already expressed interest in using. Kraven would diversify the Sinister Six roster somewhat, as the character’s reputation as a man who relies on his natural abilities as a hunter rather than technology would make him a unique addition to the group. Kraven’s inclusion could provide some interesting interactions between the members of the Sinister Six. Other possible members (not yet used) include spider man 3Doctor Octopus, Norman Osborn and Rhino.

How No Way Home Sets Up A Sinister Six Movie

Andrew Garfield Spider-Man No Way Home

no way home set a sinister six film because of the invented possibilities with time jumps. In addition to all the variants of Spider-Man that appear in no way home, the Multiverse is now a reality thanks to Dr. Strange. The events of No Way Home show that Strange’s spells are far from infallible. This is evidenced by his inadvertent creation of the Multiverse of Madness. In fact, villains can jump across universes because of this, which is how the Vulture was able to make his way into Spider-Man’s universe. Now that the Vulture doesn’t remember who Peter Parker is, only that Spider-Man ruined his life, he’s out for revenge. The Vulture will attempt to assemble a team to take down Spider-Man, and this is shown through Morbius’ post-credits scene featuring Michael Keaton’s Vulture. The villain tries to recruit Morbius to something, although it is not explicitly stated what that is. Most likely, the timeline-jumping supervillain is also trying to recruit Venom and Kraven the Hunter for a sinister six film.

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Will Sinister Six be a Marvel or Sony movie?

Tom Holland as Spider-Man with a shield in Captain America Civil War

What exactly is the plan for the Sinister Six? Sony might have another project in the works that hasn’t been announced yet. If this plan is a sinister six movie, it’s worth noting that this is something Sony really wanted years ago before the Sony-Marvel deal that brought Spider-Man into the MCU. Given the success of Poison and connections to the MCU, Sony could finally see a future for the Sinister Six.

Alternatively, the Sinister Six may appear in a Marvel movie, but this is unlikely due to Sony’s problems. Morbius. The Sinister Six would present themselves as the villains of Spider-Man: Homecoming 3which would make it the biggest Marvel crossover movie of 2021. While Sony Morbius is what installs them, it could be a Marvel movie acting on Morbius‘ The Sinister Six scoff. However, since Sony’s multiverse now features Morbius and Venom, it’s much more likely that a sinister six The movie would be part of the Sony-verse instead of the MCU. With Venom and Morbius potentially showing up in a Spiderman film, would greatly enhance the film’s box office potential.

Sony’s Sinister Six Movie May Now Succeed (Despite Failing Before)

TO sinister six The movie has been planned, replanned, shot down, and brought back multiple times over the past decade. With the number of villains brought back to Sony’s multiverse, it’s clear to see how no way home feeds the sinister six film. The only heroes not included in the Homecoming The universe that until now was part of the six are Dr. Octopus, Electro and Sandman. Mysterio is deceased and therefore couldn’t be a part of the Sinister Six, but Morbius has been in future iterations of the group. With Vulture appearing in both Morbius and Poison, it is more than possible that he is trying to reunite the group. Now that a broad enough tribe of supervillains has been introduced to Sony’s Spider-Man multiverse, a sinister six The movie can finally happen.

As it is, the Sinister Six team could fit into either studio’s plans, but the most interesting scenario would be one that allows them to cross paths with Spider-Man. Sony and Marvel have a new deal that doesn’t seem to exclude Tom Holland’s Spider-Man from the Sony universe, and the confirmation that the two universes are connected provides further evidence that Spider-Man could appear in one of Sony’s movies. . This means that the Sinister Six can fight his archenemy, regardless of which studio makes the movie.

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