Around this time last year, Sony had big plans for Spider-Man. The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man 4 had release dates, and spinoff movies focusing on Sinister Six, Venom, and an unknown female character were all in various stages of development.

Everything changed when The Amazing Spider-Man 2 wasn’t quite the success Sony thought it would be, and the Sony Hack pretty much forced them to make a deal with Marvel Studios to bring Peter Parker into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Captain America: Civil War.

That put all of those spinoffs on hold, but no one was really all that bothered about the loss of a Sinister Six movie revolving around six of Spider-Man’s villains without the wall-crawler factoring into the story. Well, as it turns out, he would have been included according to writer/director Drew Goddard. In fact, the plan for the movie sounds pretty damn great!

“My vision of that movie was a summer annual,” Goddard explained, referencing Spider-Man’s old annuals. “So you didn’t have to worry about continuity. It was just, ‘We take Peter, put him on an adventure, we put him back in his life.’ I intentionally wanted a movie that didn’t have to worry about mythology and continuity. It was important to me to make a movie that could stand on its own. So the good news is, you know, [laughs], it slots in very well to any plan anybody ever wants. We just need to let a couple years go by, I think.”

In other words, it sounds like Sinister Six would have taken plans in the same world as The Amazing Spider-Man, but not been a slave to that franchise (in fact, Sony could have even used this movie as a soft reboot of sorts after Marc Webb’s sequel ended up being a misfire).

Goddard went on to say that he’s excited to see Spider-Man join the MCU and hopes that the movie may still get made. Depending on what Kevin Feige has planned, it just might…