The other day, a picture from behind the scenes of the upcoming Marvel film, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, was posted on Reddit. The photo, at first glance, is director Joss Whedon with actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson dressed as his character, Quicksilver. But with a closer look (to the left), you can see a man in a heavy coat with a red glove and what looks a mask hanging off the neck:
The "glove" does seem very similar to Spider-Man's in terms of color and texture ("web-lines"), and the mask can easily be his, considering the way it hangs off like the TASM2 costume does (when it's not worn behind the scenes). I also noticed that the eye lenses aren't present, since they were taken off when he wasn't on camera. You can even see the spider logo underneath the mask! A closer look can be seen below:
Now we know that this is for sure Andrew Garfield/Spider-Man, but the real question is if this is real or not. I personally don't hope/think so, for many reasons. For one, the TASM2 producer (and former/part-time Marvel Studios producer), Avi Arad, said himself that a deal wouldn't be made with Marvel having Spider-Man in an Avengers (or any other Marvel) film unless he was the main focus. And since Marvel is a near-brilliant business, we know that they wouldn't lose profit to a smaller company just to do that. I won't get too much in detail, but if you're still interested, click here and here (articles by Marc Rod). Also, this is more than likely photo-shopped. Andrew/Spidey is clearly more blurry than the rest of the cast/crew, and his outline is very "cut out," especially around the arm and hood. He also appears to be walking, and everyone else clearly isn't. He wouldn't just be there on the side either, he'd be with the rest of the cast, or with Whedon and Taylor-Johnson if he was a part of the scene (not pulling his hood up while walking away from the ones on the side). And on a personal note, if he really was on set, I think that it would definitely be all over the internet, and as you can tell it isn't, since it was uploaded a few days ago and has had little to no notice. This would have also been announced by Marvel and/or Sony by now, because the appearance of Spider-Man (a very popular superhero owned by a separate company) is much more than an "Easter Egg," not to mention the possible confusion it might bring to others with no clue about the business alliance.
So long story short, I don't think that this is actually Andrew Garfield, nor do I want want it to be, since I personally love Marc Webb's series and the direction he's going in, and I don't want/think that Marvel should interfere (check out my TASM2 review here, and my thoughts on the upcoming Sinister Six film here). But I could be wrong; let me know what you guys think in the comments, thanks for reading!
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