‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Features Post-Credits ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Scene

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Twentieth Century Fox debuted the third and final full-length trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past yesterday evening during Conan O’Brien’s late night show and it offered the best – and most exciting – look at the mutant team-up film yet. It’s hard to believe, but we’re just over a month away from the release of the next X-Men project, the biggest and most important film in the franchise. It’s so important in fact, that Fox is working with other studios to help promote it in an exciting Marvel-related way…

Fox is banking hard on their X-Men brand, and are beginning to realize the full franchise potential of the coveted licensed property. This is part of  the reason producer Matthew Vaughn (who was originally set to direct Days of Future Past), director Bryan Singer (who started the franchise back in 2000) and writer Simon Kinberg decided to make a sequel to 2011′s X-Men: First Class that introduces time travel to “broaden out the universe,” and take advantage of the decades of lore, characters and stories the Marvel Comics offer.

On the film side, while X-Men was first out the gate (first to hit theaters) compared to Sony’s lucrative Spider-Man series and Marvel Studios’ Avengers universe, Fox’s Marvel-based theatrical releases haven’t seen the same level of success at the box office, nor have they been as consistent on the critical reviews front. That’s what makes Days of Future Past so important and that’s why it’s not surprising to see reports labeling X-Men: Days of Future Past as the most expensive superhero film of all-time, and the second most costly production for the studio – sitting only behind James Cameron’s Avatar.

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Fox needs X-Men to be a dominant force at the box office, so they can use the momentum to push spinoffs and crossovers. After giving up on Daredevil, another property the studio owned, and letting the rights to it expire and revert back to Marvel, Fox is doubling down on the X-Men and their other well-known team of heroes, the Fantastic Four – a franchise that’ll be rebooted next summer by director Josh Trank (Chronicle).

The studio is so confident in the next X-Men and FF movies, that they not only signed a three-year deal with writer Simon Kinberg to help write, produce and plan stories that span multiple films, but they just recently officially announced release dates for the Days of Future Past followup, X-Men: Apocalypse, alongside Fantastic Four 2, Wolverine 3 and another unannounced X-Men movie in 2018. Inevitably, these films are leading to a Fantastic Four-X-Men crossover, something Mark Millar (Fox’s comic book movie consultant) has been teasing ever since bring recruited by Fox.

But that’s only one level of crossover potential – an increasingly hot button topic fans, media and studio executives frequently bring up in discussing or promoting these films. While Fox just revealed their own slate of upcoming superhero films that will ultimately share a unified continuity, they did so a few months after Sony announced and confirmed a series of Amazing Spider-Man followups that include Sinister Six and Venom. And then there’s of course the main Marvel Cinematic Universe from the Disney-owned Marvel Studios which we last heard is planned out all the way up to the year 2028.

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Each studio has already, or is just about to, craft Marvel-based cinematic universes. But the problem is that there are three of them, all entirely separate – even though in Marvel Comics, it’s all under the same umbrella. That doesn’t mean it’s always going to be that way though…

If you speak with X-Men franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner, Marvel Studios president of production Kevin Feige, Fox consultant Mark Millar, or even Wolverine himself (Hugh Jackman)- all of these important figures see potential in these brands crossing over in some capacity down the road, but there’s no need to rush – these things are all so new, and there’s plenty of character introductions and universe building that needs to come from all three studios first. But, it almost happened in 2012 with The Avengers.

Towards the end of the production of Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, Sony and Disney-Marvel almost worked out a deal which would see the team-up movie help advertise Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man reboot. The Oscorp tower from the new Spidey universe was almost going to appear in the same New York City skyline as the Stark Tower in The Avengers but it was too late in the process and for a variety of reasons, it never happened. But it at least showed that the studios were willing to share ideas, get creative and start talks of these sorts of things happening. In the end, all of these properties share the same red Marvel banner, right?

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For that reason, it should’t be too surprising that fans who check out The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in theaters in the first weekend of May and stick around through the credits, will get to see a little piece of X-Men: Days of Future Past. It’s a tradition now that all Marvel movies feature button scenes during and/or after the credits to tease something from another upcoming film or offer a little fun moment for fans, but this is the first time we’ve seen a studio film use the opportunity to tease another Marvel-branded film from another studio.

The scene in question features Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Havok (Lucas Till) and William Stryker (Josh Helman) in a Vietnam camp (there’s a hint of this in the latest X-Men: Days of Future Past trailers) during a neat little action sequence. It’s important to note that this isn’t any sort of crossover scene or tease of the Spider-Man and X-Men universes sharing the same space. It’s simply an exclusive trailer/teaser of sorts of another movie, but at the end of the film instead of during the normal previews.

And it’s not the content that’s important in this case, it’s the fact that the high-ups, decision-makers and marketers of the two studios (Fox and Sony) have come together to cross-promote, and the timing couldn’t be better since X-Men: Days of Future Past opens in theaters just three weeks after The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Any chance that the new X-Men will tease Guardians of the Galaxy in a similar manner?

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This isn’t the first time Spider-Man and the X-Men have shared some fun-loving crossover action. Hidden as an Easter Egg on the original X-Men DVD, users could access a blooper scene where Spider-Man tries to steal the spotlight from the black leather-clad X-Men lead by Cyclops:

This is just the beginning of something that’ll keep growing. Excited to see studios begin working together in this capacity? In the long-term is it inevitable that the studios will crossover their properties?

[Update: Variety has some insight as to the how and why this particular marketing deal came about. Marc Webb had a contractual obligation to Fox after signing a deal with them after 500 Days of Summer and in order to let Webb direct The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for Sony, Fox let it happen in exchange for a bit of free marketing for their X-Men movie. That translated into this button scene.]

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More: Marvel Crossover Movies Likely But ‘Not Anytime Soon’

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in theaters on May 2nd, 2014, followed by The Amazing Spider-Man 3 on June 10th, 2016, and then another Spider-Man project (possibly Sinister Six) on May 4th, 2018.

X-Men: Days of Future Past arrives in U.S. theaters on May 23rd, 2014, followed by Fantastic Four on June 19th, 2015, X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27th, 2016, The Wolverine 3 (not the official title) on March 3rd, 2017, Fantastic Four 2 on July 14th, 2017, and an unspecified Marvel film on July 13th, 2018.

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  1. Here’s the thing. I can see the X-men staying separate or maybe joining with the Fantastic Four. The X-men comics were usually separate and actually got quite a bit of criticism for not participating more in the rest of the Marvel Universe. But the x-men already had so many characters, it made sense to stay self-confined. Spiderman, on the other hand, is a different story. The events of The Avengers Assemble movie occurred in NYC and, in the comics, would have most likely included Spiderman even if he was not affiliated with S.H.I.E.L.D. or the Avengers Initiative or whatever. He would have been there interacting with the other characters. It’s a shame that we’ll never see Spiderman with Cap or Hulk.

    • I always looked at it like this: avengers took place before amazing spiderman 1, so peter wasnt spiderman yet, and all the destruction from avengers explains all the cranes rebuilding new york in amazing spiderman. all that needs to be done is throw stark tower in amazing spidey 2 and youve got yourself a genuine connection between the two universes until a full crossover is ready

      • It doesn’t make sense. Spiderman was the first superhuman that was introduced to the wide public(it was extremely clear) before that only Oscorp was playing in the labs. If anything bad would’ve happened in Disney verse shield would be there already(except when Tony desperately needed help ofcourse cuz **ck Tony) or Tony since he is not really a hero, more like a guy who helps sometimes, he needs something interesting to act. Seeing gian lizard on TV would surely get his attention.

        • I agree with Magn that it would make sense to put the timeline together that way but it won’t happen. I like the Avengers 3 idea, but that’s too soon. Spiderman won’t cross over into the Avengers world until Sony has run out of ideas or the ideas they have are not making money. They they’ll look to sell. I don’t think it will be by Avengers 3 but I think we’re approaching an over-saturation of superhero movies and Sony, Fox and Marvel are all cranking out 1-2 a year for the next few years (plus Batman vs Superman) Some years you’ll have 6-7 superhero movies in the theaters. I think that will be too much and they may look to combine universes sooner than later if they want to get ahead of the audience fatigue.

  2. a captain america and wolverine movie would be perfect.

    • I’d love a Hulk vs. Wolverine movie.

      • For now you, can with the animated movie :P Any Hulk I’m for it.

  3. Nice gag reel. Goldilocks will be happy to see Cyclops again

    • I was so excited to see the gag reel that I pretended I was Cyclops shooting eye-beams and flipped my glasses off and up against the computer screen!!!
      (Altogether now: “Geek ’til I squeak! Geek ’til I squeak!”)

  4. This is a pretty smart idea and I’m glad that studios used common sense for once instead of only thinking about these things as competitions.

    Maybe next we will finally see promotions for the actual Comic Books…
    It’s been a head scratcher for a while now when I wonder why we don’t ever see ads for the material these movies are based on.
    Just something simple before the movie that says “Hey, kids. If you want to know more about Spiderman (or any other property) read Marvel Comics”.

  5. Peter parker/Wolverine pic at top of article caption:
    “Who Pharted?!”

  6. I am absolutely LOVING all the love for super hero films! I waited my entire life for a Spider Man movie, and thanks to Sam Raimi for finally bringing it to me! Now the reboot, Marvel Universe, X men (was done with it until First Class), and possibly a DC Universe in the movies?

    Here is the problem. If there are 5,6,10,or 20 super hero movies in a year, it WILL crash! I’m REALLY looking forward to the new X Men film, but I’m very apprehensive. Not to mention we are getting an Ant Man movie? Sinister Six? (Seriously, Rhino, Sandman, and Vulture were villians I thought were lame as a kid.) We can have a Bizarro movie, ROM, maybe a remake of Howard The Duck, and you know Todd McFarlane still wants to reboot Spawn…

    And people who aren’t huge fans of comic books (ie my girlfriend and many people you know) are starting to get annoyed. Yet the studios are planning MANY new movies for MANY years! Entertainment Weekly headline, 2016 “SUPER HEROES! WHAT WENT WRONG AND WHAT CAN BE LEARNED (THIS MEANS YOU, STAR WARS)”

  7. They probably know that just putting an X-Men scene here will raise people’s hopes for the inevitable crossover. It seems Sony’s willing to cooperate. I mean after The whole Osborn tower in Avengers thing and this it seems to me that maybe they’re finally coming around. And they know that sooner or later, Dc is gonna catch up. So, it would make sense to just combine everything and STRIKE A F***ING DEAL! That’s what you do. And in turn that would make WB step up their game and that means cooler s*** for us. Really, there’s nothing holding this back story-wise, other than Quicksilver. And considering the reveals in the most recent DOFP trailer, he’s not the son of magneto in either films so you could probably find a way to write around it. Find a way, Sony and Feige. Find A Way!!!! Can you imagine how much money they’d make? It’s literally the best thing they could do. And they wouldn’t have to cross over that often, they can just happen after Disney Marvel finishes a story, Fox Marvel finishes a storyline, and Sony finishes a story. I can’t stress it enough, DO IT! DO IT!!!!! DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    P.S. Stark tower in Amazing Spiderman 2 ? http://avengersuniverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/008.jpg

  8. One thing I just can’t understand, is why are people discounting the possible Gambit teaming up with the Avengers. I can understand Wolverine and Spiderman or Venom, but I really can’t see the reason for denying Gambit or the Fantastic Four.

    Despite the way Gambit portrays himself as a bit of a loner, he is anything but. Lets try to remember that it was Gambit who first encountered the Externals, including Selene, refusing to pay his “tithe” and drawing their ire. Yet he defeats them and temporarily thwarts their plans.

    However when you bring the superior beings like the Externals into the picture, such as Exodus or Selene and then cross that with ultimate threats to planet Earth like Thanos or Kang the Conquerer I simply see no reason Gambit wouldn’t join the fight.

    Feige didn’t seem too phased about a Gambit film coming out, even though presumably it will be competition. This is because perhaps he knows Thor is already a hit, and even if Gambit does well maybe it is to their advantage if Marvel ends up getting royalties. I don’t think of this in terms of them doing it for the fans, though it ends up looking that way because if they split/shared the royalties then putting Gambit in the Avengers or Wolverine cameo in Iron Man is smooth as silk.

    It’s simply business. And if they are looking at the future, that may be the sort of lucrative business that would keep each studio very happy. Because they would be thwarting their main competitor, Warner Brothers and Turner Broadcast, who often make the highest sales at the Box Office yet lack the soul of Marvel’s universe.

  9. Uh oh, I just read that Singer is being accused of sexual assault against several underage boys. This cannot be good even if it’s untrue. I really hope this is BS because I really like Singer and was really anticipating this film.

    • I just read the story and this is despicable!!! It’s a civil “lawsuit” so in my opinion it smells like a setup by the major studios to discredit Singer!!

      I hope he fights this thing vehemently and dismisses it out of court. Smells like real sour grapes. It was in Hawaii where all these accusations started, sounds very fishy for sure, very almost Warner Brothers esque or something….

    • I read he gave them 7 second teasers ;)

  10. The fact that QuickSilver is appearing in the next Xmen then Avengers 2 – even though played by two different actors (both from Kick Ass) makes me think that this has a twist that MARVEL would’ve never allowed if it didn’t have a bigger meaning in its’ Universe.
    Then there’s the big Disney banner in the background in ASM2 !!!
    Everyone wants it to happen – I’m pretty sure that by ‘PHASE 3′ of MARVEL STUDIOS projects – will be making fans very happy !

  11. 96% of the audience are going to think there will be a spiderman/x-men cross-over because of this scene..

    • +1…I see it happening now in the audience.

  12. Cap and Wolverine have a very connected history

  13. Any report on Bryan Singer’s alleged sexual abuse of a young boy?

    • Yeah dude. The victim alleged that Singer sexually abused him between the age of 15 to 17 years old at various parties.

      This is serious guys. Not trolling.
      It all over the web. Just Google it.

  14. A crossover movie would be ideal, BUT there will be too many chefs in the kitchen. It’s obvious Kevin Feige should be the brains of the operation but clearly the producers at Fox will make it very hard to achieve that goal. I think Sony would be fine because they only have one character, so they’d probably just want a piece of the pie. X-Men on the other hand have too many characters and would make it difficult. But if there was a Civil War movie or maybe even a two part movie series that introduced a crossover film.

    Imagine this: In the first movie, you have each team fighting against their own foe. The X-Men could be fighting some dark horsemen, Spider-Man could be fighting the leftover members of Sinister Six with Black Cat by his side, Fantastic Four could be fighting off Doctor Doom and The Avengers are fighting off an alien force that work for The Collector. Then as the story unfolds, you see that all these people are working under the direction on Mister Sinister who is plotting the return of, you guessed it…..APOCALYPSE! Mister Sinister could have gave them each their own task of retrieving some type of artifact that is instrumental in powering a device in Sinister’s possession that will give Apocalypse the power he needs and all the villains are on board because they are promised control and authority in the new world he plans on building.

    At the end of the movie, the heroes discover that the villains they are fighting are working together which in turn causes the to come together. Maybe they all meet in Egypt which is the place Professor X has telepathically foresaw will be where things are going down. A big battle ensues partially because Sinister and his genetically enhanced army are too strong and they awake Apocalypse. This event changes kills many keys members of each team and the movie ends.

    The second movie will, of course, be Apocalypse rebuilding the Earth in his own likeness; killing the weak and only leaving the strong. All the while, the remaining members of all the teams of all the teams have now joined forces and after surviving for years are now ready to thwart Apocalypses evil plans but they must first take out each villain one by one, and then steal the artifacts that gave Apocalypse his power to begin with which will help them turn the world back to the way it was. Maybe Sinister is holding BLINK prisoner or has her brainwashed and the teams know they can use her power to go back in time to stop Apocalypse from waking up. IDK, that storyline is most likely not true to the comics, but it’s a damn good storyline to me. LOL.

    The characters I see surviving and teaming up for a true crossover would be: Captain America, Hulk, Black Panther, Ms. Marvel, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, Rogue, Wolverine, Gambit, Nightcrawler, and Storm.

    The villains would be Apocalypse, Mr. Sinister, The Collector, Doctor Doom, Green Goblin, and there horsemen could be a brainwashed Mystique, Dark Angel, a brainwashed Cyclops, Abyss, a brainwashed Magneto and that’s all I can think of.

    This would be an dope line up and probably the only movie in history to over $2 billon, maybe even $3 billion. It would probably take a budget of $400 million for two movies, and each studio could just give a portion and then divide the proceeds according to whatever percentage of money they gave (it’s not THAT easy when negotiating revenue but you get my point). Plus, you wont have to pay actors their FULL pay rate because there’s going to be so many deaths throughout. But I think the main players would Cap, Wolverine, Spider-Man, Hulk , Gambit and the Invisible Woman, everyone else would die but have glorious action sequences before the final croak.

    You can’t tell me that wouldn’t be an EPIC line up.

    • Include Colossus vs Mikhail Rasputin the second Horseman of Apocalypse, and I think we’re closer to agreeing on this point!!

      Also got to include Gambit battling Holocaust and Iceman vs the Sugar Man.

  15. I’m still not a fan of Fox’s work but man…imagine if we can see a colossal team-up when Thanos/Galactus types are the main Avengers villain down the line. Some of the X-men, Spidey, & the FF involved with Marvel studio’s Avengers.

    Chris Evans may want a break, but this is a chance to be in something huge and hopefully he reconsiders quitting the franchise. Cowboy westerns were the big thing at one time. Now superhero movies are ruling this era.

  16. So tired of time travel this movie will suck!

  17. Cool. Cool,cool,cool. :P

  18. Spider Man was more or less an honorary member of the Avengers. In the comics, Spider Man was part of the Infinity Gauntlet storyline -in which Thanos was the bad guy. Maybe the studios are cookin’ up an arrangement to have Spider Man be part of Avengers 3 and bring it all together which could explain why they went with Ultron as the bad guy for Avengers 2.

  19. i ust watched Spiderman 2 and there was no kind of trailer of X-Men Days of future past after the credits…i live in holland and maybe its jus for american audiences????? Is here somewhere i can see it on the intenet?

  20. Never fart on another man’s balls.

  21. It’s like the Iron Sheik hanging out with Hacksaw Jim Duggan. That last spider man movie was horrible. How much did they offer Foxx to play “Electro”? That was the worst example of making 2 hours of b******* sell. My farts come up with better stories than these half baked Marvel comics movies, they’re called turds. Fox needs to sell back all the rights and stop ruining what could be very good movies, with very good characters. And stop hiring people to act and write and direct these movies that use cliff notes to understand the characters. Again, my butt makes farts, farts make turds.

    • IMO Bryan Singer must be stopped like an Alzheimer patient driving a Toyota in a mall parking lot. And please,read a book every now and then. It will teach you what a real story is and help you to determine what isn’t. Now go, play your call of dootie and be American, lord knows all it takes is a few words to spin that yarn.

  22. I see a lot of people coming up with their own ideas for crossovers…let’s not forget the decades worth of source material and story arcs that already have multiple mash-ups. Avengers vs. X-Men (studios permitting) would be amazing, and possible after Avengers 3. The Civil War also would be huge, and possibly a two-three part movie event. I’m just saying, the fans want SO much, start letting the studios know which story arcs deserve movies!

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