Yeah so these two posts came up today. But I didn’t get to them! And lord fucking knows they ain’t getting their own individual posts. They’re getting post-based bunk beds! They can talk to one another. Awkwardly masturbate for the first time while splitting a room. Tell each other their hopes and dreams as they slip off into slumber. I don’t even know what the fuck I’m saying. Anyways.

The X-Men and Spider-Man companies announced a shit load of spin-off movies.

Sony’s had a 2018 release date for the fourth Spider-Man movie locked in since last year, but now it seems that film may not be The Amazing Spider-Man 4 after all. Instead, producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach have indicated that the date could go to one of the planned spin-offs. In fact, they say, Venom and Sinister Six are both likely to hit beforeThe Amazing Spider-Man 4 does.

Arad and Tolmach discussed their plans in a conversation with Den of Geek. Here’s Tolmach:

Before we know what we do with Spider-Man 4, we’re going to do Sinister Six, Venom and Spider-Man 3. There is going to be a lot of crossover in those movies. So we’re just not at Spider-Man 4, because we still have a whole other Spider-Man movie and two other movies. So we don’t know yet what [Spider-Man 4] is going to be.

Sony claimed the May 4, 2018 release date for The Amazing Spider-Man 4 months ago, but Tolmach now clarifies that the studio’s just saving that slot for a Spider-Man movie — not necessarily The Amazing Spider-Man 4. Neither Venom nor Sinister Six has a release date yet, but both have directors: Alex Kurtzman will make Venom, and Sinister Six has Drew Goddard. So either one could take that spot. [/Film]

Now that Marvel has shown how to make a massive but unified cinematic superhero universe, everybody wants to get in the game. While Sony is ready to churn out Spider-Man movies and spin-offs, Fox is finally ready to do the same with X-Men. First on their wishlist? Solo films for Mystique, Gambit and Deadpool.

Here’s X-producer Lauren Shuler Donner, speaking with Entertainment Weekly:

“There was a regime [at the studio] that didn’t see the worth in [spin-offs], and the current people who run Fox understand, embrace it, and we’re going to do right by it. I’d like to do Gambit. I’d like to do Deadpool. We’ll see. There’s a lot of really great characters.”

With shapeshifter Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) taking a pivotal role in Past’s plot, Donner says she’d be interested in taking that character into a solo film. [io9]