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Will SPIDER-MAN Be In THE AVENGERS Sequel? - Movies In Focus
This image of Andrew Garfield, the star of The Amazing Spider-Man carrying a stack of Avengers comic books has set the hearts of many fanboys fluttering. Does it mean that the Sony Pictures owned Spider-Man will be appearing in the Disney owned Avengers sequel? Well, on the surface it doesn’t mean jack. It’s just a young guy carrying some comic books. It just so happens that the young guy in question is the star of one of the most lucrative superhero franchises of all-time. However, IF Spider-Man was to appear in The Avengers 2, it would involve a lot of legal wrangling. Sony fought hard to get the rights to Spider-Man, handing MGM their ownership of certain James Bond privileges in order to bring the web-slinger to the screen, and the character isn’t (currently) under the Marvel umbrella at Disney. The Avengers sequel would likely get a box office bump from Spider-Man’s involvement in the film, but as the first film has already grossed more than $1.4 billion, it’s not like Disney needs to bolster bums on seats and share their billion dollar pie. However, Disney has already set a precedent in mixing their characters with another studio. 1988’s Who [...]