No Spider-Man Cameo in "The Avengers"

Unfortunate news for Spider-Fans hoping for the web-head to join Earth's Mightiest Heroes in May. While many will rejoice in the 10-second Avengers teaser revealed earlier today during Marvel's live Twitter Q&A for "The Avengers," the possibility of a Spider-Man cameo in the film has been quashed. Director Joss Whedon denied the rumors of the web-slinger's appearance when asked directly about it during the live fan Q&A.

"There is no Spider-Man cameo," Whedon said via Twitter. "But the Avengers do turn off the dark."

The rumor of Spider-Man's possible cameo appearance in "The Avengers" began early last week when Radio Times interviewed Jenny Agutter, who plays a Council Member in the film. While there was no direct quote attributed to Agutter about Spider-Man's possible appearance, the publication did note that the actress "let slip that two of these [trailers] housed Spider-Man and Iron Man."

A few days later, the rumor gained more steam as Best Movies Ever reported a "trusted source" confirmed a brief cameo appearance from Spidey in "The Avengers." "This will be similar to how Wolverine made a quick cameo in 'X-Men: First Class' and Sony's going to make sure to promote their new Spider-Man movie any way they can," the source told Best Movies Ever. "Andrew's [Garfield] isn't a widely known actor so they want to get his face on everything, including 'The Avengers' even if it's for a couple seconds."

Whedon's flat denial of the rumor has brought an end to the speculation, leaving fans little hope the two Marvel film franchises will connect in the near future.

Stay tuned to CBR News for more on "The Avengers" and "Amazing Spider-Man."

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