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The Avengers (2012): Spider-Man's Parents The Connection To Cameo?

Matt McGloin
Posted: 01/24/2012 - 20:50
comic books

Despite the cover blurb, Spidey's parents were never Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The Editor made a mistake.

A couple days ago it came out that an actress on the set of The Avengers said she saw a Winibago/trailer that was for Spider-Man.

Previously, Cosmic Book News theorized that Spider-Man (or Peter Parker) would be appearing in The Avengers, as Sony and Disney had come to a deal in regards to the rights for the Amazing Spider-Man. Sony keeps the movie rights, while Disney gets the merchandising rights.

So it just might be mutually beneficial to Sony and Disney if both movies are promoted by each other. Capice?

Now, even more evidence -- of sorts -- has made its way on to the net via a plot description for the Amazing Spider-Man from the Official Spider-Man India Facebook:

One of the world’s most popular characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed in The Amazing Spider-Manâ„¢. Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the film in association with Marvel Entertainment for Columbia Pictures, which will open in theaters everywhere in 3D on July 3, 2012.
The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.

What is intriguing about that description is the "mystery" surrounding Peter's parents.

In the comic books, Peter's father, Richard Parker, was recruited by the CIA by - Nick Fury. Likewise, Peter's mother, Mary, worked at the CIA, where she met Richard. (Note: The two were never Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. They were in the CIA and disappeared or died before S.H.I.E.L.D. formed.)

Could Peter's journey lead him to a brief cameo confronting Nick Fury in The Avengers?

Might be a stretch, but there is something there that could at least connect the two movies, well, other than Spider-Man being an actually card-holding Avenger.


The Avengers assembles May 4th, 2012 and is directed by Joss Whedon, starring Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News The Avengers Movie Hub for more news, images and trailers.

The Amazing Spider-Man swings into theaters July 3rd, 2012 in 3-D and is directed by Marc Webb starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard, Irrfan Khan as Nels Van Adder, Martin Sheen as Ben Parker, Denis Leary as Captain George Stacy, Sally Field as May Parker and C. Thomas Howell as Ray Cooper.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Amazing Spider-Man Movie Hub for more news, images and trailers.