Long before Marvel Studios and 'The Avengers' existed, Marvel Comics sold off the rights to many of its high profile characters to various studios. That's why Spider-Man can't meet Captain America and why the X-Men can't hang out with the Hulk -- Sony and Fox own the big screen rights to those characters and won't allow it. However, something peculiar is happening with the upcoming release of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2': a post-credits scene that teases 'X-Men: Days of Future Past.'
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' isn't in theaters for a few more weeks, but we're already talking about 'The Amazing Spider-Man 3.' And 'The Amazing Spider-Man 4.' And 'Sinister Six' and 'Venom', which today we learn will both arrive in between parts three and four of the 'Spider-Man' movies. If your choice of death involves overdosing on Spider-Man, the next few years are going to be very helpful.
As you likely heard, 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' screening the UK yesterday. While you can check out some of the early reviews here, one thing a lot of people are asking is about the 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' post-credits scene. Well, we've got some bad news for you: according to all the people in attendance, there isn't one.
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' is opening internationally weeks before it hits the American market, which means that today offered the first tweets and reviews of the movie. And with a number of reports in it's fair to say the film, which stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, and Dane DeHaan, is not being greeted with the same enthusiasm that 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' was, that's for sure.
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' officially reaches the "overwhelming" stage of its hype machine, 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' casts a bunch of new characters, and FOX unveils our first look at Jim Gordon in 'Gotham.'
While we're still a few weeks away from the debut of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' Sony has premiered another clip from the film, and this one dispenses with all the danger and villainous threats, instead focusing on something a little more lighthearted and fun. Spidey shows off his epic free fall and web-slinging skills in the latest bit of footage, giving us a respite from all the madness -- but don't worry, it's still a lot of action.
Saving the day, getting the girl, being a good guy -- it's all in a day's work for Peter Parker and his alter ego, Spider-Man. But as director Marc Webb notes in this new featurette for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' Peter's going to learn the hard way in the sequel that he can't have it all because "life doesn't work that way." Webb teases the famous storyline between Peter and girlfriend Gwen Stacy, as well as Spidey's greatest threat yet: the Sinister Six.
Since photos of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' set hit the web last year and depicted Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy wearing an all-too-familiar outfit to fans of the Spider-Man comics, we've been wondering what will happen in the film when Spidey's best gal gets mixed up in his drama with Electro, Rhino and Green Goblin. Our fears are not subdued upon the debut of new 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' pics, which don't bode well for Ms. Stacy.
It didn't come as much of a surprise when Sony revealed that there would be two more sequels following 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' in 2016 and 2018. What did come as a surprise was the announced spinoffs, which would delve even further into the Spider-Man universe. The most interesting of them is also the strangest: 'The Sinister Six,' a movie starring a roster of Spidey's deadliest enemies.
And according to new statements from Sony, the seeds for this film have been planted in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2.'