Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker almost became canon for the MCU, thanks to an Easter egg in 2012 The Avengers, but the detail was not in the final cut.
Due to a planned Easter egg, Andrew Garfield canceled the iteration of Peter Parker The Amazing Spider-Man Movies almost became Canon for the MCU. 2012 saw the exciting conclusion of MCU Phase 1, which combined five Marvel solo excursions into the ambitious crossover film, The Avengers. The film was a critical and commercial success, in addition to a genre-changing event of a film. The same year you did Spider-Man Film franchise has been restarted along with The Amazing Spider-Man, replaces Sam Raimi as director and Tobey Maguire as Marc Webb and Andrew Garfield. Did the proposed Easter egg put it in the final cut of The Avengers, Andrew’s Spider-Man would have been the MCU’s web slinger.
To ensure that they retain the rights of the film Spider-Man, Sony Pictures has decided to restart the franchise instead of waiting for the fourth installment of Sam Raimi’s movie series. While Raimi’s films drew heavy inspiration from the Stan Lee and Steve Ditko comics of the 1960s, The Amazing Spider-Man had more in common with the modern Ultimate Spider-Man alternative universe stories from the early 2000s. The series lasted only two films before Sony Marvel Studios agreed to share Spider-Man Film rights, leading to another reboot in the form of Tom Holland’s iteration of Spider-Man.
A key place in The Amazing Spider-Man and its continuation was the Oscorp Tower, the driving seat of Norman (and later Harry) Osborn’s sordid corporate scheme. After Avi Arad and Matthew Tolmach, who produced The Amazing Spider-Man, this fictional Midtown Manhattan building was intended to be seen above the New York City skyline The Avengers’ Action-packed act 3 battle. These plans were, unfortunately, driven by the fact that The Avengers’ digital Manhattan skyline has been made since the time the Oscorp Tower model was completed. While legal barriers prevented Spider-Man from appearing in the MCU, this detail would have made Andrew Garfield’s version of Spider-Man Canon on the MCU without a direct appearance of the web-slinger.
If the Easter egg remained in the movie, maybe other details in the MCU The Amazing Spider-Man 2 would be introduced to strengthen the connection. The Avengers Tower, the renovated Stark Tower, could be added to the New York skyline at Garfield’s second outing. News headlines and broadcasts could also have referenced events from both franchises. Note that the size of the MCU and the local, smaller scale nature of Spider-Man’s Movies that the two franchises could very easily be created as connected without showing Garfield in an MCU.
This, of course, would have changed the MCU Phase 3, when Sony and Marvel Studious reached a deal to share Spider-Man. Instead of Tom Holland’s new iteration of Peter, Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man would have appeared in Captain America: Civil War, perhaps playing a different role in the film, considering that Andrew’s iteration was much more experienced and protective of his secret identity . Andrew’s third Amazing Spider-Man installation would also have free reign for Comeos from MCU characters and Andrew would appear Avengers: Infinity War in the Avengers: Endgame.
Each of the three modern live-action iterations of Spider-Man is deservedly audience-friendly and successful iterations of Marvel’s flagship superhero, however Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield played more weird-exact versions of the web slinger (and almost everyone became the MCU Spider-Man at some point). A common complaint about Tom Holland’s Spider-Man Movies are their superstitions about Tony Stark and other MCU crossovers, but Tobey and Andrew’s versions were both independent superheroes who established their identities without heavy-handed crossovers, which some viewers would have preferred. Had the Oscorp Tower Easter Eggs done it The Avengers, Andrew Garfield Peter Parker out The Amazing Spider-Man would have been the canonical web slinger of the MCU, and the franchise could have been distinctly different.
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