There are still a couple of weeks to go before Marvel’s Mightiest take the screen again in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but it looks like one of the Avengers sequel’s biggest secrets may have already leaked. New footage, supposedly from an advance screening of the Marvel blockbuster, seems to indicate that we will indeed get our first look at the Marvel version of Spider-Man when Age of Ultron hits screens worldwide.
On Sunday, a new video from YouTube user spidey AoU popped up online (h/t: ComicBook), showing what appears to be a post-credits scene for Avengers: Age of Ultron. The big reveal in the scene: none other than Marvel’s fan-favorite wall-crawler, Spider-Man. It’s a short scene, and there’s no way of telling right now whether this is our first look at Marvel’s take on Spider-Man, but it seems like it would be a lot of work just for a hoax.
The scene is in keeping with the feel of the post-credits scene from the original Avengers, wherein Earth’s Mightiest silently ate shawarma following the Battle of New York. Fans have been wondering if in fact Avengers: Age of Ultron would have such a scene as well. Unfortunately for true believers, Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon recently said that the Avengers sequel wouldn’t have a post-credits scene.
“There is nothing at the very end,” Whedon told Entertainment Weekly a couple of weeks back. “And that’s not a fake-out. We want people to know so they don’t sit there for 10 minutes and then go: ‘Son of a b****! I’ll Kill them!'”
Pretty strong denial from the Avengers scribe, but it’s not as if things couldn’t change. The original Shawarma Stinger wasn’t actually filmed until two days after the premiere of the original Avengers. Marvel reunited the cast of the film to shoot the comedic post-credit scene, but kept everyone quiet about the scene until the wide release of the film.
So could this be the way that Marvel fans get their first look at Spider-Man? Marvel is quite interested in building the hype for the Marvel Cinematic Universe debut of Spider-Man, and plans do change from time to time. The “leaked” video surely looks pretty well put together, but commenters on a number of sites aren’t quite convinced that this is a legit glimpse of Spider-Man.
Some are claiming that the shot looks like bad green-screening, while others say that the Spider-Man seen in the picture is obviously pasted in from a previous movie or amusement park attraction. Take another look and tell us in the comments below. What do you think?
[Lead image via IBTimes.]