Though post-credits stingers have now become the norm in superhero movies thanks to the folks at Marvel Studios, Sony did something a bit different for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Instead of teasing The Sinister Six or Venom with an after-credits scene, audiences were instead treated to a brief clip from Fox’s upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. This was due to a deal in which Sony agreed to promote Fox’s X-Men film for free in return for Fox allowing director Marc Webb to breach his contract with that studio and direct the Spider-Man sequel instead of another Fox Searchlight film. If you missed the X-Men tease in theaters, the clip has now been made available online. It’s a hastily edited sequence that involves Mystique, Toad, and young William Stryker (I’m sure it’s longer in the actual film), and I still don’t see how this wasn’t incredibly confusing for audience members that were expecting a Spider-Man stinger. Are they now expecting Spidey to pop up in Days of Future Past?
Hit the jump to watch the Amazing Spider-Man 2 post-credits scene, which is in fact an X-Men clip. X-Men: Days of Future Past opens in theaters on May 23rd.
Watch the clip below:.
Here’s the official synopsis for X-Men: Days of Future Past:
X-Men: Days of Future Past stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender announce the global X-Men X-Perience! Follow along as the X-Men take over the world beginning May 10th through global premieres, live chats, and more.
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past — to save our future.