Whedon Shoots Down Spiderman Cameo Rumors In “The Avengers.”

In what was either a direct admission or truth or a masterstroke of misdirection, Avengers director Joss Whedon shot down rumors of a cameo appearance by everyone’s favorite wallcrawler in the superteam flick that’s released in May.

“There is no Spider-Man cameo. But the Avengers do turn off the dark,” Whedon quipped to one participant in a global Twitter chat about the movie that was conducted on Tuesday afternoon (31 Jan).

Whedon and actors Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson) Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and Tom Hiddleston (Loki) also participated in the chat. But the floor seemed mostly to belong to the director.

Some other highlights:

Describing the movie to one fan, Whedon joked it was “a combo platter: classic, Ultimate, plus a little “Richie Rich” & “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.”

Asked for his favorite Avenger, Whedon chose The Wasp (who does not appear in the movie) because “She’s goofy and sting-y.”

In an apparent question about the presence of Easter eggs in the movie (like Thor’s hammer in Iron Man and Cap’s shield in Thor), he responded: “There will be actual dyed eggs. Try to find them all!”

And that was about it. There were plenty more wisecracks, but little to be gleaned in actual news from the 30-minute fan interaction.

Here’s some photos from the chat:

Joss Whedon (L) and Clark Gregg

Samuel L. Jackson

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