'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Has a Clip After 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'
Following last night's final trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past, not to mention this morning's revelation that Anna Paquin will have a brief appearance as Rogue in the film after all, that's not all the news for the comic book sequel we have. Empire has learned that the film will actually be teased after the credits of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. But before anyone gets too excited, this isn't like a Marvel Studios credits scene that will tie the two franchises together (X-Men is at Fox while Spider-Man is at Sony), but merely a collaboration between the two studios to tease another comic book blockbuster. More below!
We've confirmed with Sony Pictures that this X-Men: Days of Future Past coda will be attached to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in both the United States and the United Kingdom, but it's not clear if it will play in other international territories as well. The scene will be an action sequence following Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Havok (Lucas Till) and Toad (Evan Jonigkeit) taking on William Stryker (Josh Helman) and his military men. We're not sure why this is the scene chosen to hype the film, or why Fox and Sony have decided to team-up like this, but I guess it's cool?
If anything, maybe this is a sign of potential future collaboration that will allow Marvel's comic book characters to crossover into other studio's Marvel franchises eventually. After all, we know that Marvel and Sony tried to collaborate on an easter egg that would have seen the new Oscorp tower in the Manhattan skyline in The Avengers, but scheduling of when the visual effects needed to be done didn't work out. It would be cool if the new Stark Tower (or Avengers Tower now?) popped up in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but we don't know if that's even possible. Anyway, make sure you stay after the credits of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 when it hits theaters May 2nd if you want to see this X-Men: Days of Future Past teaser clip.
UPDATE: For those curious, Variety reports the reason this teaser clip is in place is because The Amazing Spider-Man franchise 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 sequel, but only if Sony would promote its X-Men film for free." So there you go.
Reader Feedback - 24 Comments
Time for Spidey to join The Avengers
Robbie on Apr 16, 2014
Watched it today in UK, and there was a X-Men clip, but it was Mid-Credit, hence a shameless plug that felt out of place as i was expecting a Spider-Man tag, plus there was nothing after the credits!
futurecloud on Apr 16, 2014
Ok...if the studios are collaborating, why don't they make a deal to cross characters over into the Marvel universe? How cool would it be to see Spidey and Wolverine hanging out with Iron Man and Hulk? They (Sony, Marvel and Fox) will have to split the profits 3 ways, but it could be done.
TheOct8pus on Apr 16, 2014
because two studios does not equal all studios. disney is just sitting on their multi-billion-dollar Avengers throne, laughing at the lower studios' inability to make a similar product with near-identical resources. the entire x-men franchise could have been approached in the same way as the avengers, starting with origin movies and culminating in the grand clusterfuck, and would've been as successful if done properly.
ds NYC on Apr 16, 2014
I agree that Disney/Marvel is like a giant Godzilla sized Mickey Mouse, while Sony and Fox are helpless little Tokyos and Osakas…..however, Disney has always been and always will be motivated by generating cash by the boatload. The Avengers brought in $1.5 Billion. Think how many more Billions it would bring in if Spidey or Wolverine were thrown into the mix. Disney would still own the "universe" of the Marvel movies, but they would also end up making money on Fox's Xmen and Sony's Spidey properties. I see this as a win/win for all the heartless corporations as well as the fans (if the movies don't suck...which they could)
TheOct8pus on Apr 16, 2014
"The Avengers brought in $1.5 Billion. Think how many more Billions it would bring in if Spidey or Wolverine were thrown into the mix." This is not how these things work. I doubt that an Avengers movie with Wolverine and Spiderman would do much more money than the first avengers. Marvel would always end up with less money in the bank, it doesn't pay off, and these studios are about making money, not fan-service. If anything, Fox and Sony could team up and put Spiderman on an X Men movie, that would benefit them money-wise, I think
Ricardo_PT on Apr 16, 2014
This thinking is asinine though. The Avengers would've ONLY made $650-700 million if there wasn't any hype about teaming up the characters. The highest grossing Phase One Marvel film was Iron Man 2, thus The Avengers would've only made that much. But since everyone was hyped to see that many personalities on screen: it sold tickets like mad. Look at the dip (but not destruction) of the Phase 2 films after The Avengers. Let's face it, anyone who says it wouldn't make more are kidding themselves because they don't want it to happen.
Darman456 on Apr 16, 2014
Are you implying that I don't want that to happen? Why would I wish such a thing? And yes, it could make more than the Avengers, but not that much. The first poster talked about "billions more", I don't think it would make 500 million more than the avengers, maybe around 200-300 if they're lucky. I'm not sure if adding Spiderman and Wolverine would bring in that many people who didn't see the Avengers.
Ricardo_PT on Apr 16, 2014
if anything, Disney will buy the rights to Spiderman as he would mesh best with the Avengers scheme and include him in Avengers 3 or 4 or whatever, since Sony is probably shook up over the new Spidey's reviews/comparative box office.
ds NYC on Apr 21, 2014
Spiderman should be taken away from Sony. Nothing good comes out of them anyway.
Guest on Apr 16, 2014
Oh right cause Marvel did an outstanding job with Iron Man 3, Ghost Rider, Thor 1 & 2, Hulk, The Incredible Hulk, Daredevil, Punisher, Elecktra, etc...........
Rock n Rollllll on Apr 16, 2014
Ur right, they did do an outstanding job on Thor 1 & 2, also Iron Man 3 was pretty cool too, im not sure why you named all those other ones, becuase marvel studios didnt do those... they were done by different studios under the marvel banner... but you just go on thinking whatever you want
Sky on Apr 16, 2014
But under the Marvel banner nonetheless. And the fact that you thought Thor 1 & 2 and Iron Man 3 were good makes you look like the kind of guy who shovels up Marvel's shit and calls it gold....but you just go on thinking whatever you want as well.
Rock n Rollllll on Apr 16, 2014
I think Avi Arad put his stink on those pre-Marvel Studios films. I agree M.S. is hit and miss on the quality of their films, but on the whole, I believe Spiderman would be better playing for Marvel Studios. At least we could see him in crossovers.
DAVIDPD on Apr 16, 2014
All Marvel movies are listed under the marvel banner, but not all movies are made by Marvel Studios. Ghost rider was made by Columbia, the same co that is behind Spider-Man, and daredevil and Electra are fox creations. Thor 1&2 and iron man 3 are considered successes, and we're quite good and are under Marvel Studios. Your points are not valid because they make no sense.
Cliffyskogs on Apr 16, 2014
So it makes sense to justify that Thor 1 & 2 and Iron Man 3 made a lot of money therefore they are a success??? I think not my friend. They may have opened up with huge numbers but i can almost guarantee 95% of the fan population did not go back for seconds. Sorry to tell you this but IM3 was complete garbage. It only made the numbers that it did because there are millions of 5-7 year olds that loved all that cool CGI and went back for more. True fans know that it was a waste of 2 hours of their life that they'll never get back. My whole argument from the beginning was that Marvel doesnt always deliver. Sure, sometimes the way they are presented may look promising, but ultimately they end up turning out disappointing. Success is not always justified by how much money is put in your pocket.
Rock n Rollllll on Apr 17, 2014
Agreed that money does not equal success, but you know when you start your ranting by naming daredevil, elektra and the ghost rider films as being a part of the marvel cinematic universe you invalid your whole 'true fan' point right? "True Fans' know the difference between studios that license out the marvel characters and make films and those marvel makes in house. Also both Thor movies are considered hits amongst these 'true fans' you speak of- or at least thats what everyone at all the comic cons and local comic stores I attend think, you know, those places 'true fans' go to to meet with other 'true fans'? As for Iron Man 3, I believe the reaction to that one is almost split down the middle no where near the 95% negative you tout in your uninformed guarantee, as a matter of fact i think if anything its more 60-40 with the positive reviews leading (not that they are the be all end all of review aggregation sites, but check the score on rotten tomatoes for some actual fact checking). I for one, liked it, but then again I'm also a fan of the lethal weapon movies and Shane Black films in general and getting to see an Iron Man film done in that style was kind of the point of the picture.
Thomas DiGrazia on May 2, 2014
Obviously there should be a clear distinction between the films Marvel Studios produces and the films they don't produce. That's like someone who dislikes Iron Man 3 saying it is Paramount's fault because their logo is on the film, when in fact that was just a contractual stipulation. Marvel Studios has had a very consistent quality to their films. Some of them are nearly perfect, and others are simply good...but they've never made an outright bad film. Meanwhile, Fox and Sony HAVE made outright bad films based on Marvel properties.
Chris Groves on Apr 17, 2014
Can't we all just get along? FS is starting to look like the WWE or worse, the streets of the ghetto.
Noah Anderson on Apr 16, 2014
According to Variety, Marc Webb was under contract. Here is what they said; "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."
Cocaino Weaver on Apr 16, 2014
I rather just have a tease for Spider-man 3 instead of this shameless plug for X-Men. And guys stop bitching about this "oh come on join the franchises together" thing because its never gonna happen. Never.
SkyNet300 on Apr 16, 2014
It will happen....but not for many many years. We'll all be too old or dead to care....
TheOct8pus on Apr 17, 2014
just saw the cameo, short action clip of katniss freeing up some of the villians from original xmen movie
meh on Apr 23, 2014
Spidey and Xmen are already in the same universe. The only universe they can't be together is the business universe.
Warkwad on May 2, 2014
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