Ever since Marvel and Sony announced their new collaboration that would bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans have been speculating in which film the webslinger would make his debut. Given Spider-Man's importance in the comic book Civil War, it made sense that he would make his first appearance in next year's Captain America: Civil War. But will Spidey be making his way to the big screen sooner than expected? Cinema Blend thinks it's a possibility.
A couple days ago, Marvel released a new poster for its upcoming film The Avenger: Age Of Ultron, which is slated for a May 1st release this year. The Inquisitr wrote up an analysis of said poster, but one minor detail was overlooked. Near the bottom of the poster sits an inconspicuous piece of text, embedded in the cast and crew credits, shown below.
It's all a bit difficult to make out when zoomed so close, but in the credits it shows "Music By Brian Tyler," and "Additional Music By Danny Elfman."
So what? What exactly does this have to do with Spider-Man showing up in The Avengers: Age Of Ultron? Well, the man responsible for bringing the music to life in the original Spider-Man trilogy from Sam Raimi was, in fact, Danny Elfman himself. Admittedly, this may seem like a bit of a leap. While Elfman may have done the music for Spider-Man, he also did the music for Ang Lee's Hulk back in 2003, and it's not like we expect a reprise of that score. Comic Book also floated the possibility that Elfman may be responsible for the rendition of "I've Got No Strings" that was so prevalent in the trailer. There's also the simple fact that Danny Elfman is one of the most accomplished composer in cinema. Is it so strange that he'd be on board for The Avengers: Age Of Ultron?
In the light of the new Sony and Marvel deal, we've come to learn that anything is possible. And regardless of whatever the reason ends up being for Elfman's inclusion on the poster, the whole thing is a bit fishy, as his score set the tone for what is considered one of the better comic book trilogies around. With that in mind, it would make sense that Marvel would want to harken something closer to that than the more recent Amazing Spider-Man music.
Imagining Spider-Man in Age Of Ultron is easy to do. In the closing credits of the movie, we see Peter Parker's silhouette as he watches the aftermath on television. The Spider-Man music cuts in as we cut to black. It's such a Marvel idea that it just may work.
Do you think this poster is evidence of Spider-Man's first foray into Marvel's Cinematic Universe, or just a terribly-timed coincidence? Let us know your thoughts below!