Amazing Spider-Man 3 & 4 pushed back two years and The Sinister Six premieres Nov. 11, 2016.
Sony has announced dates for its Amazing Spider-man films, adjusting previously stated dates for some and also revealing the premiere date for the Uncharted film. The Sinister Six will hit theaters on November 11th, 2016, with Amazing Spider-Man 3 slated for sometime in 2018.
The Sinister Six is a super-villain team-up film that unites a number of Spider-Man's enemies against the Wall Crawler. Electro and Green Goblin are expected to be in the evil league of bad guys, two characters already introduced in Amazing Spider-Man 2. The film included "easter eggs" that hinted at the other villains that may make up the super-villain sextuplet.
Originally, Amazing Spider-Man 3 was dated for June 10th, 2016 and the follow-up, Amazing Spider-Man 4, on May 4th, 2018. With the release of Sinister Six in the fall of 2016, Sony has decided to push back the third ASM film to 2018 (no news on the fourth film) and use the June 2016 spot for the Uncharted film base off the popular PlayStation franchise.
Our own Bob Chipman wasn't the biggest fan of Amazing Spider-man 2 (at the time it was "the movie that broke him"). Of his many problems with the film, MovieBob was critical of the blatant use of ASM2 to set-up for the rest of the Amazing Spider-Man franchise at the cost of the the movie itself. A major focus in Amazing Spider-Man 2 was setting up for The Sinister Six movie. Considering the poor reception of Amazing Spider-Man 2, this doesn't bode well for The Sinister Six
Still, Sony is supportive of the vision of Sinister Six writer and director Drew Goddard. While he penned the film version of World War Z that may not have lived up to expectations, Goddard has had some solid work. He wrote Cloverfield and numerous episodes of Buffy, Angel, Alias, and Lost. The only film he has directed and written was the awesome Cabin in the Woods (co-written with Joss Whedon). Hopefully, The Sinister Six will be better received with his contribution.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter