The ScreenCrush YouTube channel did the world a service recently with a video showing what it would look like if Spider-Man joined the Avengers.
Press play above to watch the sarcastic superhero as he could have appeared alongside Marvel Cinematic Universe heroes like Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye and Iron Man. There’s a bunch of clever editing to admire, using touchstones like buses, dialogue snippets and New York landmarks to blend The Avengers with The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Sony Pictures acquired the cinematic rights to Spider-Man in 1999, long before Marvel Studios became a movie-making juggernaut. After years of rumors, Sony and Marvel Studios announced earlier this month that the webbed crimefighter would appear in an unnamed Marvel movie. MCU characters could also appear in Spider-Man movies.