Producer Alex Kurtzman Issued an Update on THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3, SINISTER SIX and VENOM

Several days ago, former producer and writer for The Amazing Spider-Man franchise Roberto Orci went on record stating he doesn't know what the current plan is for the franchise. It now seems he was just being honest since he's no longer a part of the planning and writing. (Probably due to a previously signed confidentiality agreement, too.)

So let's move away from Orci's comments and focus more on an update made by someone who is still working with the franchise. In an interview with, producer and writer Alex Kurtzman briefly spoke about The Amazing Spider-Man 3, Sinister Six and Venom.

From's transcript:

What do you love about the idea of Sinister Six
KURTZMAN: I am a crazy fan of movies like The Wild Bunch or Wages of Fear, where you’re rooting for the bad guys. I think that’s the opportunity that Sinister Six has to provide.
Where are you at with The Amazing Spider-Man 3, in terms of timing?
KURTZMAN: It’s still in conversation. Everybody is still figuring it out.

So, it’s too soon to say when we’ll see it? 
KURTZMAN: It’s all up for grabs, right now. We’re just trying to figure it out. 
And where will Venom fit in? 
KURTZMAN: Venom will come after Sinister Six, I think is the plan. 
And you’ll direct that? 

Fans are clamoring for more female-starring superhero films, and you’ve got Black Cat in that universe. Is there any chance we could see her? 
KURTZMAN: Anything is possible. We are always looking for opportunities like that. I can’t say a whole lot about it, but I wouldn’t rule anything out. 
Would you like to see her in the next Spider-Man film, since you did set up her alter-ego? 
KURTZMAN: Possibly, sure. 
Do you have some connective tissue planned between Sinister Six and Venom
KURTZMAN: Everything is still on the table, right now. Because it’s a universe outside of the Spider-Man universe, even though it’s connected to it, those movies have to stand on their own. So, we’ll see. We’ll see how it goes.

As of the publishing of this post, this should be considered the current update on The Amazing Spider-Man 3, Sinister Six and Venom. Hopefully Sony will provide a surprise update (or reveal) for what's next with The Amazing Spider-Man franchise at next week's 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International.