Dane DeHaan confirmed a Sinister Six film was being planned before Sony and Disney agreed to co-produce new Spider-Man films.
Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man franchise introduced Dane DeHaan’s Harry Osborn to the film series and seemingly laid the groundwork for the appearance of several Sinister Six villains in future projects. However, the underwhelming box office performance of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 eventually resulted in Sony and Disney reaching a landmark deal to co-produce new films featuring the wall-crawler.
Consequently, Sony’s previous plans for the franchise, including the Sinister Six, were shelved after the studio and Disney opted to reboot the Spider-Man franchise for the MCU. During an interview with Collider, Dane DeHaan confirmed that plans for a Sinister Six film would have involved him as Harry Osborn:
“Not necessarily. I think it’s pretty obvious they were all setting up for like a Sinister Six kind of situation and there was certainly talk of doing all that before all the Disney, Marvel stuff happened. But I can’t tell you I know specifically what it was gonna be. I just know that there definitely would have been a Sinister Six element to it. And, you know, at least the Goblin, if not Harry Osborne would have been involved.”
Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard was previously attached to write and direct the Sinister Six film, which had a release scheduled for November 11, 2016, before Disney and Sony’s deal put a halt to those plans.
Here is the official synopsis for Dane DeHaan’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2:
It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than himself. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.
Directed by Marc Webb from a script written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Jeff Pinkner, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, and Sally Field.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.