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X-Men Clip with Amazing Spider-Man 2?
Sony cuts a deal with FOX
By Robert T. Trate
April 16, 2014
Dark days ahead for the Spider-Man movie franchise.
© Marvel Comics
It looks as if the Amazing Spider-Man movie universe and the X-Men movie universe will have their first cross over... sort of. At the end of the Amazing Spider-Man 2, after the credits, there will be a new trailer for the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. Sony cut a deal with Fox to promote a rival film?
Why did Sony do this? Well according to Variety:
“The reason, Variety has learned, is that “Spider-Man” director 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.
For Sony, there’s another benefit to the cross-promotion. It allows the studio to situate its movie in the same Marvel family as Captain America and Iron Man, even if the creative team behind those films — including star producer Kevin Feige — are separate. Many fans look forward to the much-hyped codas at the end of a Marvel film”.
Oddly enough Wolverine, played by Hugh Jackman, almost appeared in in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man. The logistics of which kept it from materializing. Spider-Man did appear in the original X-Men film, though it was an outtake/ blooper.
Sound off Maniacs. Could a future cross over actually take place?
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