Spider-Man Cameo in The Avengers?!
A big rumor has just dropped today. According to Bleeding Cool, Jenny Agutter recently talked to The Radio Times about her work on The Avengers. The veteran actress has a small role in the film, but that didn’t keep her from flapping her gums and possibly spoiling a secret cameo.
As for Agutter, she’s about to metamorphose again to appear alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson in upcoming Hollywood blockbuster The Avengers.
“I’m sworn to secrecy! I wasn’t allowed a script until I got there, and when I did I felt like a complete child being on big sets and a huge parking lot full of Winnebagos.”
She does let slip that two of these housed Spider-Man and Iron Man; we suspect Agutter won’t able to avoid sci-fi conventions for much longer.
The only way it would be possible is if Sony Pictures had an arrangement with Marvel Studios. Sony has the movie rights to Spider-Man and Ghost Rider. Last year, Disney tried to make a real run at getting those rights back under Marvel, but it doesn’t seem like Sony is willing to give up the cash cow just yet.
The only reason I can see why they would let Spider-Man make a cameo appearance is for the sheer publicity of being apart of The Avengers. The Avengers is looking to be one of the most anticipated movies of this year. Why not pick up some of that buzz? The Avengers comes out in May. The Amazing Spider-Man isn’t scheduled to hit theaters until July. Dun Dun Dun!
Getting back to how this could be possible and how they might weave the stories together.
You see, Peter’s parents were C.I.A agents and they eventually became part of, you guessed it, S.H.I.E.L.D. They were recruited by none other than Nick Fury himself. On their last mission, Richard and Mary Parker went deep undercover into Hydra to investigate the Red Skull. They were subsequently discovered and disposed of.
The only problem with this story angle is that the Red Skull disappeared at the end of Captain America, which takes place in the 1940s. Which would make no sense, because if Peter’s parents disappeared in Captain America, he would be well over 60 in Amazing Spider-Man, because it takes place in current time.
As cool as this would be, I think Jenny Agutter or The Radio Times just simply misspoke or mistyped something. As much as I’d like to see a Spider-Man cameo or a Wolverine cameo in The Avengers, it just doesn’t seem likely with Sony and Fox’s death gripes around those properties.
Oh well, The Avengers will hit theaters on May 4th with or without Peter Parker.