“X-Men” To Appear During “Amazing Spider-Man 2” Credits?

April 17, 20140 Comments

If you’re a fan of Marvel, then you know their films usually feature a post credits scene offering a tease of what’s to come. However, there will be something unique about the post credits teaser at the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

The film rights to ‘Spider-Man’ are owned by Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox has the film rights to the ‘X-Men’ universe. It’s upsetting to fans because they’ll never see Spider-Man, Wolverine or the Fantastic Four pop up in The Avengers that is produced by Marvel Studios as part of the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, it appears that Sony and Fox have momentarily teamed up to offer fans a treat.

“Yes, there is an ‘X-Men’ coda during the closing credits of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,'” a studio rep said. “As you know, moviegoers have come to expect a coda on many of their Marvel films, and they’re often disappointed when there isn’t one. We saw this as a win for fans and audiences everywhere as it’s the next Marvel movie out of the gate.”

Empire was among the first to report the inclusion of the “X-Men” scene, which features a band of mutants using their powers in a large-scale battle sequence:

“The scene featured sees Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique, Lucas Till’s Havok and Evan Jonigkeit’s Toad taking on William Stryker (Josh Helman) and his military men. Without wishing to spoil anything, let’s just say that Mystique once again demonstrates her formidable fighting skills in the brief segment.”

According to Yahoo UK, “The action-packed sequence seems to take place during the Vietnam War and ends with a plane taking off.”

Variety explains that the unusual cooperation between the studios came about as part of the contract negotations with the film’s director, Marc Webb. Webb was under contract with Fox after previously making (500) Days of Summer, and as a stipulation for him signing onto the “Spider-Man” sequel, Sony agreed to a free promotion for the new “X-Men.”

It may not be the crossover that fans have been dying to see, but it’s interesting to see the studios play nice.

Synopsis: “For Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy — between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away — but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.”

Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Chris Cooper, B.J. Novak, and Sarah Gadon all star.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings into theaters on May 2nd, 2014.

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