Joss Whedon says he wanted Spider-Man, Captain Marvel to appear in ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’

Spider-Man is to appear in a Marvel movie for the first time and a 'Captain Marvel' film is coming

Joss Whedon has revealed that he was keen for Spider-Man and Captain Marvel to make appearances in Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

Following the landmark deal between Marvel and Sony Pictures in February, Spider-Man is set to appear in a Marvel movie for the first time, and Marvel announced last October that it is working on a Captain Marvel film for a release date in 2018.

Speaking during an Empire podcast, writer-director Whedon recalled that he wanted both characters to appear alongside Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the rest of his massive ensemble cast in Avengers: Age Of Ultron. “I said, ‘It would be great if we could just add a few more. If we could have a Captain Marvel there.’ And they talked about it,” Whedon recalled. “And I was like, ‘And Spider-Man, we could do that too’, because Sony had approached us during the first movie about a little integration. So, I would have put both of them in, but neither of the deals were made.”

“Then they’re 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!'” Whedon added jokingly.

Avengers: Age Of Ultron opened in UK cinemas on April 23 and in the US on May 1 and has already grossed over $663 million (£435 million) at the global box office. Read NME’s review of Avengers: Age Of Ultron here.