UPDATE: According to Variety, the reasoning behind this news is due to a contract that director Marc Webb had with Fox. The trade states that as a part of his contract, Webb was to helm a follow-up to (500) Days of Summer, but when he signed on to the Spider-Man franchise, he was forced to put that on hold. To make up for that, Sony and Fox came to an agreement that allowed Fox to place a clip at the end of the film at no charge. Simple as that. Easy peasy. Original story follows.


In a rather surprising move today, it was revealed that a clip from the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past will be shown after the credits of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. As many folks know, the properties are owned by different studios, so this could be a potentially huge move.

Now, this isn’t going to be a traditional after credits scene promoting a film cross-over, much like we’ve seen in the past. According to Empire (and confirmed by /Film), the clip will be a scene from the upcoming sequel. Specifically, it will feature Mystiqe, Toad and Havok, played by Jennifer Lawrence, Evan Jonigkeit and Lucas Till respectively, taking on Josh Hellman’s William Stryker and his merry band of soldiers. Not doubt, the scene will feature some pretty impressive power and ability displays.

It is very likely that some hefty negotiations and talks occurred to make this deal happen. While it may not seem overly significant, it does show that the studios are willing to acknowledge that other Marvel properties exist. Now, as I mentioned in my article just a few hours ago regarding a Spider-Man/Avengers crossover, I’m not holding my breath for Spider-Man to show up in an X-Men film or for Wolverine to be tagged in by Spidey to tackle the Goblin any time soon. But…baby steps. It’s a step in the right direction.

There has been no word of an actual Spider-Man stinger attached to the upcoming sequel, like they did in the first film. So there may not be any sort of lead-in to Amazing Spider-Man 3 or the planned Sinister Six  movies. however, there is still time- though not much- to make that happen. You can catch The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in theaters on May 2nd.

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