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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
Source: Variety

Dark days ahead for the Spider-Man movie franchise.
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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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therockdltj 4/16/2014 11:55:32 PM

 So Captain America and Iron MAn are going to show up in the after credits of the movie? If not how exactly are they going to situate its movie in the same Marvel family?

goirish83 4/17/2014 5:45:35 AM

I really don't see this as a big deal.  I saw this on Yahoo last night and it made me believe that the properties were coming together, which is NOT the case.  This is just a trailer, big deal.  Lets get all 3 studios together and actually make a crossover movie, then we can get excited.  I feel this is just a lot of hype for nothing.

ElBaz13 4/17/2014 6:01:50 AM

This is absolutely lame and will just confused the average movie goers thinking Spidey and Wolverine will cross over. So dumb.

Fox should have just had a 5 minute clip at the beginning of the trailers like the Cap 2 one before Thor 2 last fall. Would have worked better.



monkeyfoot 4/17/2014 8:03:31 AM

I'm fairly certain there will be a crossover event between the competing movie rights owners. It will probably first be a cameo or something but will probably move to an outright crossover if the publicity is good.

They sort of did it in the first Fox Fantastic Four when Reed Richards is romancing Sue Storm and re-shapes his face to look like Wolverine. But it was only seen in an outtake on DVD and not in the theatrical release. I so wanted Wolverine to cameo in the first Captain America. In some battle scene have Cap bumps into Logan who is also serving as a soldier. Wolverine takes one glance at him and says, "What costume party are you dressed up for?"

violator14 4/17/2014 8:06:15 AM

 At first i thought this was really stupid, but then i realized maybe this is just a first baby step for a crossover such as this from different studios. Atleast the seed of the idea is very well implanted in everyone's heads now. 

goirish83 4/17/2014 8:14:35 AM

@violater14, I think this seed has been planted in all heads going back to the first Iron Man movie or sooner, but I don't see this happening anytime soon because the bottom line is money.  If there wasn't a tug-of-war over Webb, this would never have happened, and the only reason Fox agreed to it was saving millions on advertising.  I would LOVE to see Spiderman in an Avengers movie and see all these characters cross over like the comics, but at the end of the day it all comes down to money.  Like I said, this is a lot of hype about nothing.  The sad part is if all 3 players sat in a room and agreed, this could be HUGE for all 3 companies, and the fans.

aegrant 4/17/2014 8:21:11 AM

 THere will never be a crossover involving different studios and Marvel or all these guys would be running to Disney for the chance to do it.... but we all know that these studios are about dollar bills (C.R.E.A.M.) and are not about dimes & nickels (in other words they are not splitting profits more than they have to). 

From this story this was deal for the use of a director, nothing more or nothing less. Payment was a promotion for another movie... they are riding the Marvel wave by puting it after the credits.


violator14 4/17/2014 8:25:11 AM

 Ok fine. The world sucks and everything should burn in hell. 

monkeyfoot 4/17/2014 8:44:23 AM

They don't have to burn in hell. They could just be smoked slowly over hickory wood in hell.

I think this will happen at some point for the same reason that everyone say it won't: money. With two or more studios collaborating on a crossover film and lots of media hype about it they would stand to rake in lotso dough/moola/cash/green/benjamins/wampum/do-re-mi.

HomestarRunner 4/17/2014 10:20:49 AM

Unless I'm mistaken (which is entirely possible), Who Framed Roger Rabbit was the last epic cross-studio production. How amazing was that to watch as a filmgoer?

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