Andrew Garfield, Sony’s incumbent Peter Parker, says he wants to see Spider-Man join the ranks of ‘The Avengers’ just like he does in the comics.
“I would love that,” explained Garfield to Yahoo when we quizzed him on the subject, “I know that the fans would love that, the fans of the Marvel universe… the more the merrier, the bigger the better.”
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He’s not alone either, as Marc Webb the director of ’The Amazing Spider-Man’ series, also expressed his enthusiasm for a crossover movie in our exclusive interview above.
“I would love that, as a fan, I think that would be great,” he told us, “I don’t know how that would happen, but I certainly would be supportive of it.”
In the original Marvel comics, Spider-Man makes regular appearances in the rotating roster of the superhero squad, but movie rights issues prevent him from appearing in the Marvel films.
Sony owns the movie rights to 'Spider-Man’ and all the associated characters, while Disney holds the cards for ‘The Avengers’ and all the affiliated superheroes including Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and Captain America.
So, while it makes sense to us an audience, a crossover on screen is unlikely to happen any time soon.
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Webb’s enthusiasm for crossing the cinematic streams sounds like it was mooted during pre-production on the first ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ adventure.
“There’s efforts that were made [to make a crossover cameo happen], but obviously nothing came to fruition.”
Garfield however remains pragmatic about the situation telling us: “I say 'never say never’, you know. I think everyone would love to see that.”
‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ is out in cinemas April 18, 2014.