Before Avengers: Age of Ultron hit theaters, fans believed that Spider-Man would be joining the group. Now that the movie is out, we know that’s not the case.
If it were up to Joss Whedon, he might have been.
I wanted all those people. I said, it would be great if we could just add a few more, if we could have a Captain Marvel there, that you’ve made a deal for. And they talked about it. I was like, ‘And Spider-Man, we could do that too, cause Sony had approached us during the first movie about a little integration.
Why Wasn’t Spider-Man in Age of Ultron Then?
Apparently, no studio deals were made so Spider-Man and Captain Marvel were omitted.
So I would have put both of them in, but neither of the deals were made. And then they were like, ‘We’re making a Captain Marvel movie and we’ve got Spider-Man as a property,’ and I’m like, ‘I’ve already locked my film, you fuckers! Thanks for nothing.’
Captain Marvel even made it into one version of the script, before being removed. Kevin Feige said in the past that she deserves a true introduction with a standalone film of her own.
“It would have done that character a disservice, to meet her fully formed, in a costume and part of the Avengers already when 99% of the audience would go, ‘Who is that?’”
As for Spidey, it sounds like more of a timing issue. We did get Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, which fit the tone of the film better. Spider-Man will be joining the Avengers eventually — his next movie might even be called The New Avenger.
We’ll probably see Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War before he gets his own standalone film. Civil War drops on May 6, 2016 and the next Spider-Man movie will hit on July 28, 2017.