Sony has moved the third installment of its "Amazing Spider-Man" film franchise from 2016 to 2018, as reported Wednesday by Deadline. But that doesn't mean 2016 will be without a Spidey film -- "Sinister Six" has been scheduled for Nov. 11 of that year.
The "Amazing Spider-Man 3" shift was not entirely unexpected, as rumors had surfaced in recent weeks that it may move, or get scrapped altogether after a disappointing reception to this year's sequel, and screenwriter Roberto Orci leaving the franchise. No release date in 2018 has yet been specified for the film, but Sony already had May 4, 2018 claimed for the fourth "Amazing Spider-Man."
"Sinister Six," slated to be written and directed by Drew Goddard, will star some of Spider-Man's most famous villains, and was originally expected to release after "Amazing Spider-Man 3." "Uncharted," based on the video game series, will move into the June 10, 2016 date that "Amazing Spider-Man 3" has vacated.