Well this is certainly a surprise! Latino Review have revealed that there were discussions between Disney and Sony about putting literally the best easter egg possible in the superhero team-up of a lifetime, The Avengers. Read their report below:
Imagine my surprise when I heard a rumor that the Oscorp Tower from Amazing Spider-Man was “this close” to becoming part of the sky line for Avengers. (Hint: pretty surprised)
Here’s the story – last week, The Amazing Spider-Man’s production designer J Michael Riva (he passed away recently after suffering a stroke at the age of 63). Not only did he design the Oscorp Tower for ASM, but he has a staggering resume of awesomeness including The Goonies, The Color Purple, A Few Good Men, Congo, Evolution, and the upcoming Django Unchained.
Oh – And the Iron Man movies.
That design overlap, and the stunning look of the Oscorp Tower (seriously stunning) was enough for Marvel Studios and Sony to have the discussion about inserting Oscorp into The Avengers skyline. The Unified Marvel Manhattan Skyline almost existed.
By the time the Oscorp building was fully designed, The Avengers digital Manhattan was already basically rendered and there was some up-conversion that needed to go down, so – for timing – it was scrapped.
BUT – Sony and Disney were going to let this happen. THAT’s the key thing here. Timing just didn’t work out.
It’s definitely too late for Sony to insert an Avengers easter egg into The Amazing Spider-Man as some press screenings have already taken place, but that doesn’t mean something like this can’t have better preparation for the future! Sound off with your thoughts on if Sony and Disney will try and blend their universes together in the future below.
SOURCE: Latino Review