Breaking from the tradition set by Marvel Studios, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ didn’t feature an in-credits tease for an upcoming movie.
Well, it did if you count this “X-Men: Days of Future Past” scene.
But this wasn’t always the plan. Rumors of a proper post-credit scene featuring the frozen head of Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper) cropped up months ago, but when “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ hit theaters this past weekend, the sequence disappeared.
The rumor was basically dismissed once the press caught early screenings, but now Geek Tyrant has a photo that seems to prove the scene’s existence after all.
The still shows Gustav Fiers walking through the Oscorp underground, away from what is pretty easily identified as the frozen head of Norman Osborn.
According to the original rumor, the man in the hat approaches the cryogenic case and says, “Wake up old friend.”
It’s not clear what kind of implications the twist would have on the future films, but by deleting the scene, the filmmakers have appeared to take Norman Osborn out of the equation, possibly leaving him dead for good.
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ is in theaters now.