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See An X-Men: Days Of Future Past Sting On Amazing Spider-Man 2
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16 April 2014  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Twitter / Sony

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It's not exactly unusual for superheroes to team up. Spider-Man and the X-Men have done so on numerous occasions in the comics, so it should come as no surprise that they are doing so again - sort of - on the big screen. But surprise! There is an X-Men: Days Of Future Past clip in the credits of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which marks a possible new era of collaboration between competing studios with Fox and Sony working together.

Now this isn't a post-credits sting as we've seen before in the Marvel universe, setting up some sort of crossover between the two worlds. Rather, it's a clip from the X-film that gives us a taste of the action we're in for. We've been told by Sony that the clip will be attached to the film in the UK.

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.

Presumably there have been significant negotiations leading to this point, and the comic nerd in all of us hopes that someone said, over coffee during a break in the meeting, "Hey, how about we get these crazy kids together properly?" At the very least, this could lead to, next time, content being filmed expressly for this sort of crossover activity.

Neither is this the first attempt at co-operation between studios sharing the Marvel universe: there were early talks to have the Oscorp building appear in the New York skyline of Avengers, perhaps envisioning an exchange where Stark Tower would show up behind Spidey. However, this clip is still a step towards a unified Marvel theory universe, which would be unspeakably cool - even if it is unlikely to happen anytime soon. 

Variety managed to ferret out the real reason for the sting’s presence – a deal between Fox and Sony over Marc Webb’s services. Turns out that Webb still owes Fox Searchlight a film in his contract after (500) Days Of Summer and in order for him to sign on to make the second (and third) Spidey movies, Sony agreed to the free plug for Days Of Future Past.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is out in the UK today. It hits US cinemas on May 2. X-Men: Days Of Future Past arrives on May 22 here and May 23 across the Pond.


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Your Comments

I saw the film yesterday, and yes, there was an X-Men clip just after the white text began scrolling. No little tease of the future for Spidey. I'd like to have seen a Spidey tease mid-credits, and then the Fox/X-Men clip at the end. More

Posted by cliff126 at 16:50 on 23 April 2014 | Report This Post

Didn't appear at Cineworld Ipswich on Friday
Quite a few people waited right until the end, but we were disappointed :( More

Posted by jonneal at 06:34 on 20 April 2014 | Report This Post

Didn't happen
Very disappointed, didn't happen at cineworld in birmingham! However I did get to see tom hardy after the premiere for Locke More

Posted by Jamesofarrell83 at 00:23 on 17 April 2014 | Report This Post

RE:
Just got back from a showing tonight and there was no clip at all, maybe they pulled it from UK release? We all sat till the very end of the credits and nothing, pretty disappointing. More

Posted by Kayotik at 23:43 on 16 April 2014 | Report This Post

I caught the early showing of the film earlier, and everyone was scratching their heads as to why the heck there was a X-men sting in the credits rather then something that would tie to Spidey 3 which we know is coming, or the Venom and Sinister 6 spin offs. Seriously, what were they playing it? More

Posted by GrizBe at 21:12 on 16 April 2014 | Report This Post

sounds like Fox and Sony teaming up to stitch Marvel up if you ask me! More

Posted by fireal1 at 17:55 on 16 April 2014 | Report This Post

Don't bother waiting
I've just seen this in the cinema, and all I can say is that it looks like a scene from a generic TV show - the cinematography, the editing, the lighting, looks cheap and nasty. If the rest of the film is anything like that my eyes will be sick. Bryan Singer? More like Bryan Crapper... I Can't even muster the energy for a good insult. More

Posted by Oroborous at 17:45 on 16 April 2014 | Report This Post

too bad its x-men and not avengers showing up in spiderman. the xmen movie universe is so poorly done thanks to the terrible bryan singer More

Posted by patrick_potter07 at 16:42 on 16 April 2014 | Report This Post

I can't see it happening because there is still so much money to be made from Spider-man, but I'd love to see him go back to Marvel but with Garfield still under the mask. Him and RDJ would work really well together. More

Posted by jmebaby25 at 16:35 on 16 April 2014 | Report This Post

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