The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released in UK cinemas yesterday, and news have surfaced that those who sit right to the end of the credits will be treated to something very special indeed. The clip will also been shown in US cinemas.
Traditionally all Marvel films with Disney have a short teaser for one of their upcoming films at the end of the credits, but for the first time in the superhero world, two separate film studios are working together to promote the others film. See, Fox owns the rights to all of Marvel’s X-Men mutants, while Sony owns the rights to all things Spider-Man (and Disney owning pretty much everything else!), and Sony and Fox have teamed to promote Bryan Singer’s upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Empire broke the news yesterday that after the end credits of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, there will be an exclusive clip from the new X-Men movie. Empire describes the scene as such: “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”
The clip could have fans hoping for a possible crossover between the X-Men world, and the Spider-Man world, but sadly Sony has all sorts of plans in place to expand their Spider-Man universe, with two more Spider-Man sequels, a Venom and also a Sinister Six movie. Fox already has a sequel to X-Men: Days of Future Past on the cards with X-Men: Apocalypse, and writer Simon Kinberg is working on creating a sort of Avengers style world for Fox and their X-Men.
So before fans get excited of a collision between Spider-Man and X-Men (or angry, depends on your personal taste!), thankfully Variety managed to discover the real reason for the promotion, and it is all to do with a deal agreed by Fox to let Spider-Man director Marc Webb make the sequel:
Marc Webb had an existing contract with Fox Searchlight to helm another film following 2009?s “500 (Days) of Summer.” After “The Amazing Spider-Man” in 2012, Webb’s negotiations briefly stalled with Sony as he was caught in a tug-of-war with Fox. Eventually, Fox agreed to allow Webb to direct Sony’s “Spider-Man” sequel, but only if Sony would promote its “X-Men” film for free.
So there you have it, but whatever the reason, I am sure it will be worth sticking around to see the clip!