Right now, a number of genre stories are setting up spin-offs that will exist within a story’s universe, so to speak, much like the Iron Man films continued in and out of The Avengers. The latest superhero series to attempt this is Spider-Man, and movies featuring the Sinister Six and Venom are currently in the works.
Orci told Collider and IGN that they’re all working on each other projects and helping each other. One of the archetypes they’re looking at is the TV show The Shield, which deftly handled an anti-hero lead, Vic Mackey.
So doing villain spin-off movies could be interesting, but we’re also wondering how they could pull off a strictly villain movie. A good villain needs a strong hero to fight, and vice versa, they can’t exist just by themselves, which is something producer Roberto Orci acknowledges.
“Audiences have seen everything,” he said. “They’ve seen all the good guys who never do anything wrong. Is there a story in seeing the other side? That’s the challenge, and that’s the fun. I’m not sure how we’re going to do that yet.”