‘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.

Follow Rob on Twitter @rob_keyes for your Marvel movie news.

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  1. For some reason, just that little blooper or whatever…was kind of amazing. Seeing Spidey with the Xmen? Just pure awesome.
    This cross promotion is very smart tho indeed. I mean, if you go to the Marvel website, they promote ALL Marvel films, not just Marvel Studios ya know.

    • Yeah, that was cool.

      Have to say, just come back from TASM 2 (released today) and yeah, the only disappointment I felt coming out of the cinema (and which I overheard others complaining about too) was the fact that instead of a Spidey post-button scene, we got another X-Men scene instead (alongside the previous trailer from several weeks ago).

      If I’d known about it beforehand, I’d have left just as the credits started like everyone else did because honestly, they can show me the first 60 minutes of DOFP and I still won’t pay to go watch it on release because I just can’t get excited for it but I was looking forward to seeing maybe something a little extra to go with the admittedly overlong (you can feel the run time just before the Spidey/Electro showdown) but great film that came before.

      I guess the question is, will this happen again and will it lead to the Marvel properties being split wide open and not being so rigid in a “this property belongs to this studio, hands off” way?

      Right now, I’d think no and the DOFP thing was just a one off since the majority of people who would be interested would be at TASM2′s screenings.

      • @Dazz
        Dazz, how was it!? Have the trailers and clips ruined it or was it ‘amazing’?

      • This ‘button’ scene for x-men, could you tell from watching, is it directly from the movie or something original to lead into it? I would appreciate your feedback, thanks.

        • It was a scene direct from the movie, the 70s part.

          • Thanks Slayer.

  2. I’ll take this as good news,just as Rob says,its something good to look forward that the studios are looking to work together in the future for possible cross overs,be it a tease or button scene. This is good news…we just have to be patient to see how it all pans out. Marvel tickling fantasies

    • Well yeah, considering their common enemy at the Box Office is Warner Brothers/DC who is very risk averse and doesn’t like risking any skin on anything. Spiderman and Wolverine should be fighting together, against these enemies like the Phalanx.

      It would make sense and be super amazing to see Spiderman team up with Thor, Wolverine and Gambit to fight Apocalypse….and the Fantastic Four to join the fight. Fans don’t know what they’re missing since those are some of the best comic books in the series.

  3. Well played Sony & Fox…well played.

  4. I think that might cause some confusion with a lot of people. Mid credit and post credit scenes should be just for their own franchises. I hope this isn’t the beginning of a trend that every movie will start doing.

  5. So if X-Force and Sinister Six are both in 2018, they should definitely at least tease Wolverine and/or Spider-Man in Avengers 4 in 2021 (Possibly the credit scene)
    Venom could easily come out before that in 2019 or 2020

  6. I hope that they work together at least enough to allow Easter Eggs like that aborted Oscorp Tower idea. Even just referencing each other is cool, if actual character/story crossovers don’t happen.

  7. Man this is every Marvel Fan’s dream, to see their favorite characters join together in film the way they do in the comics… Seeing Spidey come in and join the Avengers or the X Men is just amazing…. so I am going to take this as good news!!

  8. I have always thought the studios were missing the boat with crossover promotion this way. It can only lead to more excitement and success for the movie industry to feed the fans desire for more comic book crossovers.
    Maybe some day, many years down the line, they might even consider making a Marvel/DC crossover? Now that would be truly epic!!!

    • Agree, in fact I much prefer the Marvel x DC crossover rather than SONY x FOX x Marvel Studios one. At least DC’s universe still has the possibility (considering still in the planning?) to not damage the Marvel one.

  9. I still say the coolest post credits scene Marvel could produce would have been Tony stark looking out from the tower after IM3 and getting a briefing from Fury that the Hulk is on a rampage in New York City and we see Spider-Man trying to stop him but failing miserably only to have Cap step in and block one of Hulks attacks with the shield

  10. Well I just see something like this happening no matter what anyway. Theoretically X-Men and Spiderman share the same universe, and actually it’s a lot more than theoretical if they cut a deal.

    What I remember in the books, especially the Age of Apocalypse because that was some of the best writing that these guys ever did…was that in many situations, when they faced a global threat from someone they would team up. So if it was Sabertooth run a muck, Iron Fist would team up with Wolverine or Iron Man.

    If it was Galactus, Fantastic Four would team up with New Mutants and X-Force. If it was someone immortal like Apocalypse, dang near everybody would team up in these cases. These were like extreme survival situations as in Saving Private Ryan.

    They realized they could not survive something like Apocalypse if they went their separate ways, so finally for the good of Marvel we saw Spiderman team up with Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, Gambit and the X-Men to seal up Apocalypse. No one could defeat him without that massive team, and using Nate Grey + Franklin Richards to exploit the weakness of Apocalypse. And so it goes without saying his son, Holocaust had the same weakness they had to exploit.

    If I remember correctly Selene is the mother of mother of Holocaust, so Apocalypse and Selene were together at one point. Given she’s leader of the Externals it did fit. However she’s also the Black Queen so she somehow got un-brainwashed, and joined Gambit and Spiderman & Reed Richards to thwart Apocalypse and seal him away.

    Anyway it is just a theory, however who’s to say that X-Men won’t team up with Spiderman and Wolverine etc when they realize the Sentinels are a global threat. Fans are waiting on baited breath to see a team up movie done right.

  11. While this might sound like a nice news, I actually wish these studios didn’t do it for one immediate reason: Average movie goers will assume/think both franchise is connected! It’s not weird to hear “Why didn’t we have Spiderman in The Avengers” comments coming from those who are not lurking in the comic-realm, and it took some time to actually explain about the whole rights thing. So, I’m worried this will trigger the exact expectation, which means one thing: they are fooling public with false marketing.

    Plus it has add one more thing to my head: both franchise exist in the ‘same universe’ as in… “please don’t let it merge with the Marvel Studios’ one, because they will ruin everything”. Yes, after seeing what SONY and FOX did with the franchises under their wings, I’d rather they don’t cross-over with The Avengers at all.

    • It´s even worst, I´ve Heard people asking “why are not Superman and Batman in the Avengers”.

      • Oh my. This is rather painful.

    • Most fans and regular audiences are aware of, and understand, the legalities of different comic book properties belonging to different studios so I think if crossovers did happen, most people would overlook the fact that Spider-Man wasn’t there when the battle of NEw York took place, Iron Man wasn’t there to help the X-Men fight off Magneto on Alcatraz, Gambit or Storm wasn’t there when The Lizard was trying to turn all of New York into reptiles. It’s an easily forgivable thing that no one would care about and would be overshadowed by the mere fact that the studios are crossing over.

  12. Well dang. The title of the article is a big spoiler isn’t it?

    • No kidding… You think they would be a little more selective when making a title sometimes..

    • Nope… no plot details are revealed. Unless the idea of getting trailers with movies is a spoiler… Sony confirmed this news.

      • Are you guys serious? Complaining about spoilers on this news article? You are literally saying, “I’d rather sit through the credits and be mad that there wasn’t a Spider-Man post credits scene. I don’t want my disappointment spoiled. I want to to be disappointed in the moment it happens…Oh hey, J Law’s blue …”

        If you guys are that worried about spoilers or anything movie related, get off movie websites.

        • ^This +1000

        • What I’m saying is I want to be surprised and not know every detail about a movie before I actually see it. Also to tell me not to come to this site if I don’t want to read spoilers is bogus. If I see an article about a movie I don’t want to be spoiled for me I won’t click on it. However when it’s in the title it’s not cool.

          • It’s NOT a spoiler.

            We put spoiler warnings and hide spoilers behind walls more than any other site. This is not a spoiler.

  13. This is good. THIS is definitely a first step.

    With great cross over potential…the studios could really share the pie, and each of them would get a fair deal. If something is worked it, it would be the biggest thing in the comic book movie universe.

    Also..with a large number of heroes….possibilities for an EPIC CIVIL WAR arc could be realized. Right now, every studio has a few heroes, nowhere near enuf for a proper civil war. What if they made it a trilogy or a two-parter.

    However, this is just..the first step. Lets c whr we go frm here..

    • Wolverine, Deathlok, Gambit and Thor vs Anim Zola and the Abomination would be EPIC.

      Pit them up against Annhilus and dark horseman Abyss, and now you’re talking jaw dropping battles.

    • I thought they were very subtlety planting an idea for a Civil War movie(s) at the end of Avengers. During all the clips of the TV coverage, there’s a congressional hearing on the attacks. That could easily be a first step toward the Superhuman Registration Act that kicks off the Civil War.

      If Marvel Studios keeps the momentum they have going for them now, they could set the wheels spinning during Avengers 2, and spend the third cycle of movies leading up to Avengers 3: Civil War

      • That would be great, but Avengers 3 is already going to be a story focused on Thanos, and the Guardians…. Which Marvel studios has been saying since the Thanos reveal in Avengers.

        Odds are Civil War would come after Thanos, since you know, he wasn’t part of, or had anything to do with that story line. Also while it was a good story line, Marvel has dropped alot better events.

  14. cross over are not the best idea – between the studios – at least not with the Marvel films
    Marvel’s films have been good because of a singular vision, long-term planning and with a focus on continuity

    if the X-Men, Spiderman or Fantastic Four (as they currently are) were introduced to cross over in the Marvel universe, there would be a lot of stuff that suddenly doesn’t make sense, characters connections that are all mixed up in the wrong way, etc etc

    now if Sony & Fox were to completely re-boot their films (down the road in a few years) – with Marvel completely calling the shots – ie. Sony & Fox just doing EXACTLY what their told – with zero interference but all of the money in their coffers – THAN … it might work.

    as long as Marvel has the final say on anything – it could all succeed, but if not, DEFINITELY not worth even thinking about, because otherwise Sony & Fox will just screw stuff up.

    for instance – I was thinking, didn’t Prof X … DIE in X-Men 3 ?? didn’t Jean disintegrate him to ashes ? yet he’s survived into the future ? and can you really trust Fox with ANY decisions, considering they also killed Cyclops ??? !!! ???

    and as for Sony – the Spiderman reboot #1 …. I think it could have been better
    the main problem is Sony & Fox think they know better than Marvel and that just ain’t true – the success of The Avengers proves that

    • **spoiler**

      Xavier never died, that was just a fake out scene. In the post credits scene the audience sees Xavier wake up in the hospital on Muir Island….Moira speaks to him. The Xavier who was blown to bits by Phoenix was actually just an astral projection clone.

      • It wasn’t an astral projection. Xavier questioned his students earlier about the moral implications when putting a dying persons mind in the body of someone who is already brain dead, and then has Moria on screen explain the stats of the brain dead patient. I think the writers went on to say that the dude in the coma was Xavier’s twin.

    • I think that as successful as the MCU has been, they would be the driving force behind any crossovers anyway. They are not going to allow Sony & Fox to do anything with their characters that would screw up the continuity they are building. If Sony & Fox wants a piece of the Marvel Studios pie they are going to have to do what they tell them.

  15. So the superheromovies that are on their way are:
    DC: 1
    (Batman/Superman)
    Sony: 4
    (Amazing Spider-Man 2 & 3, Sinester Six, Venom)
    Fox: 5
    (Days of Future Past, Apocalypse, Wolverine 3 og Fantastic Four 1 & 2)
    Disney : 29
    (Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2, Avengers 2 & 3, Ant-Man, Thor 3, Iron Man 4, Captain America 3, Doctor Strange, Inhumans og 19 other movies)

  16. A Spiderman, Hulk & Wolverine crossover would be the best comic book film ever!

    • would rather see a captain america wolverine movie. imagine how much better winter soldier would have been if they had wolverine instead of falcon.

      • The possibilities….THE ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES!!!!!

  17. Ever play monopoly and hold that one property someone else has 2 of? The only thing that will make this happen is mean and green- and it’s not the hulk.

    • Not if Marvel wants to defeat Warner Brothers at the Box Office…..a royalties arrangement between the studios would ensure they keep a competitive edge. It is only an idea for Marvel meaning it’s not likely for now, but in this age, you can’t help but see the big potential of cross overs…

      • Is that Marvel’s real goal? To beat WB? Or do both studios just want to make good movies?

        • That’s the whole thing, it doesn’t have to be about beating the other at the box office. If they collaborate and all just make good movies, people will go see them all! I know I would!

      • Question: does WB hold film rights to all DC characters?

        • YES, DC holds ALL of their rights to their characters… I don’t think DC was ever in the trouble Marvel was in in what? the early 90′s I think! DC has never sold any of the rights to their characters!

          • Yeah, but holding those rights hasn’t done them a lot of good. Nolan revived a dead Batman franchise, and MoS tried to do the same for Superman, though it wasn’t entirely successful. Marvel owns the silver screen right now, and given the quality of pretty much every Marvel movie since Iron Man came out, I don’t see that changing.

    • It’s me.

  18. Fox should throw the Fantastic 4 into Apocalypse and then have the Xmen help out with Galactus.
    And I think Cyclops should be found by Reed Richards in the Negative Zone. They can retcon it so that Phoenix just sent him to a different dimension rather than killed him. Then Human Torch and Cyclops can team up against Blastaar.

    • It would be interesting given the Negative/Dead Zone since that is the home of the Dark horseman Abyss. Finding Cyclops there would be rather convenient. Apparently that’s where Blink gets trapped so maybe there could be some cameo scene….While Richards gets sucked inside, they battle the Annhilus and Abyss while teleporting Cyclops out of that most deadly place.

      One question remains that the fans want to know….If Thanos is going to be killing everyone to bring back the Titans (and that remains a big if), then why in the world wouldn’t Apocalypse decide to team up with Thanos and start the Civil War?

      If I remember now in the comics, that’s exactly how the civil war starts but then again…..they may not want to have the Superhero Registration Act introduced so soon since it might provide confusion for audiences.

      Yet when you got two seeming immortal beings the likes of Apocalypse and Thanos, just when does the metal meet the grinder? The inevitable meeting of the two hate mongers is the forbidden question..

      • @ApocalypsemeetsThanos
        I’m not a stickler or anything but but the Civil War was caused by the New Warriors filming a reality show and they went to apprehend some villains chilling in Connecticut. Nitro explodes decimating the town.
        And remember, Marvel Studios owns Thanos but Fox owns Apocalypse. They can’t team up on film.

        • Even if they do own the rights, theoretically if these two villains desired to team up and the studios paid their royalties what’s to prevent it?

          It could be possible to do, that’s all he was saying. I think.

  19. So two studios with comic book movie rights are combining their efforts to cash in on the Marvel Studios Gravy Train? Hopefully this’ll inspire them to produce some half way decent films because so far both studios are relying on rebooting their failed franchises.

    • I wouldn’t call the Raimi films a failed franchise, especially since the part 3 made more than double it’s budget at the box office despite being considerd a turd by most fans including myself.

      • Yeah, but that turd of a 3rd movie killed the franchise.

        Personally, I really like what they’ve done with the reboot. Garfield’s Spidey heels a lot more in line with what I hoped the first trilogy would be. Now I’m just hoping they do Venom justice, because that piss poor version from SM3 isn’t going to cut it.

        • I get what your saying it’s still a bit hard for me to see spideman 2, knowing Tobey acts like an imbecile in part 3. It doesn’t change the fact that the first 2 films were awesome or just descent for some people. amazing spiderman might have done a better interpretation Spiderman but it was still trying too hard to be like a batman movie, which was the only thing holding it back from a trully amazing.

  20. “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.”

    That being the case, I guess I just don’t get the point…

    • I think it’s all about the promotion and just putting out there the possibility of the thought of them working together. (yes, I did mean to put “the possibility of the thought of”)

    • It’s the same thing as trailers, except it’s exclusive to seeing Spidey 2 in cinemas. Its’ markting, buzz, the same as any other movie marketing, except directed at the same target audience.

      • Cool. It seems to me though, that if I’ve already gone to see spider-man AND sat through the credits to view the button scene, chances are I’m probably the type of person who will go see x-men anyway. And if I don’t want to see x-men, an exclusive trailer at the end of spider-man probably isn’t going to change my mind. Anyway, I’m clearly not in marketing so maybe it’s just my ignorance of the data. Thanks for the update!

  21. This is actually smart for Marvel and all the studios bc it would force people like me who won’t ever see the new FF4 bc of the Johnny Storm problem to actually see it so I can keep up with the movies I do like.Smart move for them, bad move for me.

    • I’d prefer people who won’t see FF because of the “Johnny Storm problem” to just have to miss out.

      • I’m still bummed that Jordan wont be playing Cyborg. If i ever go see the movie the only thing running through my mind is that Jordan aint ever gonna play Cyborg.

      • word.

      • Good thing no one gives a s*** what you would “prefer”. IF any changes come it will be well after THAT FF4 movie (No… Abomination) is already been shunned (and on bargain shelves bc walmart can’t get rid of it) by the public for the garbage it will become.

        • I am a cashier for Wal-Mart, and I found that the best way to get rid of slow-selling stock that is just taking up space on the shelf is to toss it in someone’s cart when they aren’t looking, and away they will go with their brimming baskets, heading for the checkouts and not paying attention!!!

          (Not really what we do with old merchandise, but it sounds good).

  22. It makes perfect sense for them all to work together to promote the Marvel universe.

    Never has the JFK quote “A rising tide raises all ships” been more appropriate.

  23. First off, never mind that Sony somehow thinks it’s a good idea to put a completely unrelated button scene on their Spider-man movie (which looks overloaded as is), but I can’t believe Marvel will allow cross-overs of even FF and X-men, which are both Fox, much less with Sony and Spider-man. Wouldn’t be surprised if this non-related button scene gets yanked.

    The studios have the rights to certain properties, but I doubt that means they can just start mixing them up at will. What would stop them from adding Terminator or Aliens to the mix? I’m sure MOS2 has plenty of room for Spider-man. Why not?

    No. I think Marvel will be putting its foot down real soon.

    • What would stop them is that Terminator and Aliens don’t exist within the same universe. Nor do Superman and Spider-Man. X-Men and Spider-Man, on the other hand, do exist within the same universe.

      • There has been plenty of crossovers in the comics if that is your precedent. My point is that Marvel wouldn’t want the companies to have total freedom to expand their universes. Marvel will do it some day to maximize profits, but they will deny Sony and Fox that opportunity, if they can, and I’d bet they can and will.

        Expect an announcement that they pulled this button scene because it doesn’t fit (which it doesn’t, but that will be their excuse).

        Seriously, they cut MJ’s scenes but find room for an unrelated Vietnam era scene? My Spidey sense is tingling. This “news” is the equivalent of throwing chum to the sharks.

    • ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?! THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!!! We could have Batman Vs Predator, Superman vs Aliens, all those crossovers they do as one shots in the comics that would make totally awesome movies!!

      • the Batman vs. Predator sounds like a cool movie, Superman vs. Aliens… not so much.

  24. The only reason I came to the article was the mention that an xmen segment was at the end of a spider man movie. Remember in the incredible hulk when Tony stark appeared mentioning a cross over? That’s what I thought we’d get. Heart broke when I got to the part that said it’s worth mentioning that’s not the case. I understand how important it is to mention other movies in the same ball park. I’m surprised they’re making such a big deal about it when to me they should have started doing it from the beginning. Why wouldn’t you??

  25. yeah so i just saw the movie and at the mid credit scene i was like “whaaaaat??!!?!?!”

  26. I ´d like to se more of that cross-over bloopers / fun stuff…
    Something like Gambit showing up and ranting how bad he´s been treated on film.

  27. A word of caution….we KNOW we cannot trust FOX, on any level.

    • Oh yeah, Fox the company who brought us the best version of the entire X-Men Animated series just cannot be trusted. They took some liberties with the characters sometimes, but in my opinion they definitely made them better when it came to the Rogue animated shows.

      Mystique and Rogue show was really good.

  28. It’s a good time to be a comicbook fan! :)