In typical fashion, there will be at least one post-credit scene after “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” However, in some very surprising news, the scene has nothing to do with Spider-Man, or his parent company Sony. One of the “Amazing Spider-Man 2” post-credit scenes will be for “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” This brought out a lot of possibilities about the non-Marvel studios working together.
Sadly for fans, this was just a way to secure director Marc Webb, who had a deal with Fox. The only way Fox would release Webb from his deal was for Sony to advertise the “X-Men” film. That is why a Fox Marvel movie will have a scene in the post-credits of a Sony Marvel movie. However, Avi Arad, the producer for “Spider-Man,” said that teaming up characters from different studios would be a last ditch idea. However, with the idea that the trailer could possibly open the doors, here is a look at other times characters from different franchises teamed up.
Of course, the first movie to even look at when seeking team-up movies came from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where the heroes from four different franchises teamed up in “The Avengers.” After one “Hulk” movie, two “Iron Man” films and one each of “Captain America” and “Thor,” the heroes from those plus a couple of side characters teamed up to face an alien onslaught. That is the movie that makes comic book fans hope other comic book franchises will soon work together as well.
“Alien vs. Predator”
This also isn’t something that is new for just comic book movies. Two of the biggest sci-fi horror franchises of all time met up in “Alien vs. Predator” in a battle for domination. Actually, this did start in the pages of comic books where the two monsters faced off for the first time before they met on the big screen. There were two movies in the franchise teaming them up, and after the second, the idea was dropped. A similar thing also happened when two slasher icons met in “Freddy vs. Jason.”
“Machete” and “Spy Kids”
There have also been cases where characters jump from one movie franchise to another. Danny Trejo’s character of Machete first appeared in the “Spy Kids” movie, as their kindly, yet dangerous, uncle. However, thanks to a fake trailer during the movie “Grindhouse,” Robert Rodriguez decided that he was going to make an exploitation “Machete” movie. It was an interesting move since “Spy Kids” was a family movie and “Machete” was very much an R-rated outing. Yet, it somehow worked.