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'X-Men' Clip in 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' End Credits Explained

April 17, 2014 (1:28 am) GMT
The 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' clip which is shown in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' stinger is not a crossover hint between the two franchises.

Rumors are buzzing on the internet that there could be a crossover between Spider-Man and X-Men. The speculation arises after it's revealed that the end credits of "", which opens on April 16 in international market, carry a "" clip.

According to description on the internet, the post-credits scene features Mystique (), Toad (Evan Jonigkeit), and Havok (). The threesome bands together to take on William Stryker (Josh Helman).

Although both Spider-Man and X-Men actually exit in Marvel comic universe, Sony purchases movie rights to the former and Fox owns the latter. Variety explains that the cross-promotion is actually part of Sony and Fox's settlement in their tug-of-war over Marc Webb.

After 2012's "", his negotiations to return for "Amazing Spider-Man 2" briefly stalled with Sony because he still had an existing contract with Fox to helm another film following 2009's "". Eventually, Fox agreed to allow Webb to direct the second Spidey movie, but only if Sony would promote "X-Men" film for free.

"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" will hit U.S. theaters on May 2. and return as Spidey and Gwen Stacy, while stars as Electro, as Harry Osborn or Goblin, and as The Rhino. It's unclear if the same post-credits scene will be shown to audience in the States.

Meanwhile, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" directed by Bryan Singer will follow on May 23. , , , and are among the returning cast. 's scene which was previously edited out of the movie is back in the picture. "Essentially, [it's] a cameo," a rep for Fox told Buzzfeed.

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