Columbia Pictures has announced its updated release strategy for its blockbuster Spider-Man franchise, which will continue next in 2016 with Drew Goddard‘s villain-centric movie 'Sinister Six' before 'The Amazing Spider-Man 3' swings into theaters in 2018.
The first of several planned character and story expansions, 'Sinister Six' will be produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, and hit theaters on 11 November 2016.
It will mark the first time a movie in the franchise will be released outside of summer.
Columbia Pictures will then release 'The Amazing Spider-Man 3' in 2018.
“With ‘Sinister Six’ in the hands of writer-director Drew Goddard, we feel extremely confident placing the film on a prime date in 2016,” said Doug Belgrad, president of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group.
The studio also announced that it has slated 'Uncharted' for 10 June 2016, a prime summer release date for the action-adventure moved based upon the bestselling PlayStation video game series featuring the adventures of treasure hunter Nathan Drake.
Seth Gordon will direct the film, which has David Guggenheim writing the latest draft of the screenplay.
'Uncharted' will be an Arad/Atlas Entertainment Production, produced by Charles Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner and Ari Arad. The video game series was developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment America.
'Uncharted' takes the date on the release schedule previously held by 'The Amazing Spider-Man 3'.
“June 10 is a great date for ‘Uncharted.’ It's just the right place for this exciting action-adventure film,” added Belgrad.