I know it was not just me.
Due to the fact that Sony have the movie rights to Spider-Man it was not going to happen. Yet the fact The Avengers has made quite a bit of money ($1,396,260,000 so far) that could possibly change for the sequel.
Produce Avi Arad has been busy promoting The Amazing Spider-Man and the question of a crossover came up again. This is what he had to say.
“Everything is possible. If something like that happens, it’s great for Disney, it’s great for Sony, if the right story comes in. We are now working on Venom first. It’s our first out, so our thinking is in the right direction. Avengers to me was an expected success so I never looked at it because Avengers was successful.”
“The way to make team-up movies work is to create the raw materials, both technically and creatively, in other movies first,”he continued. “Team-ups can happen once you create the character, establish the CG, otherwise it’s not affordable.”
He does have a point. A crossover would be good for both companies. He is probably kicking himself that they did not agree to have Spider-Man appear in The Avengers.
Of course there is the problem of addressing the continuity from both story lines. They could just ignore the events of one in the other I suppose.
It would just be nice to have a few little nods in each film. Have Peter Parker taking photos in an Avengers scene, have Tony Stark mentioned in a Spider-Man film or just have a couple of scenes showing Spidey’s webbing. It does not have to be anything major. Just a tease would be good.
This may never happen, but the potential is now there.
Imagine my surprise when I heard a rumor that the Oscorp Tower from Amazing Spider-Man was “this close” to becoming part of the sky line for Avengers. (Hint: pretty surprised)
Here’s the story – last week, The Amazing Spider-Man’s production designer J Michael Riva (he passed away recently after suffering a stroke at the age of 63). Not only did he design the Oscorp Tower for ASM, but he has a staggering resume of awesomeness including The Goonies, The Color Purple, A Few Good Men, Congo, Evolution, and the upcoming Django Unchained.
Oh – And the Iron Man movies.
That design overlap, and the stunning look of the Oscorp Tower (seriously stunning) was enough for Marvel Studios and Sony to have the discussion about inserting Oscorp into The Avengers skyline. The Unified Marvel Manhattan Skyline almost existed.
By the time the Oscorp building was fully designed, The Avengers digital Manhattan was already basically rendered and there was some up-conversion that needed to go down, so – for timing – it was scrapped.
BUT – Sony and Disney were going to let this happen. THAT’s the key thing here. Timing just didn’t work out.
Top image from the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon.
Source: Crave Online