The Amazing Spider-Man 2 post-credits scene

News Simon Brew 17 Apr 2014 - 06:34

Yep, you read that right: Sony's new Spider-Man movie has a promo for a different movie franchise altogtether...

Well, this is a bit different. The press print of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 that we saw last week didn't have a post-credits sting on it, so we popped back to see the film yesterday on its UK release. And whilst it had one on that, it turns out it wasn't for a future Spider-Man project. Instead, the sting at the end of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is actually for X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

Whilst both Marvel properties, Spider-Man and X-Men films are under the stewardship of Sony and Fox respectively, and as such, this is something of a curious move.

The sting features Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Havok (Lucas Till), Toad (Evan Jonigkeit) and William Stryker (Josh Helman). It's not a mistake though: it turns out that the reason for its inclusion was a deal struck between Sony and Fox. Fox had director Marc Webb under contract, which could have prevented him taking the director's chair on The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Fox agreed to release Webb from his commitment though in exchange for the free X-Men publicity.

As such, this is strictly a one-off move, rather than Sony and Fox joining forces longer term. And Nick Fury, before you ask, definitely doesn't turn up as well...

Variety.

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