Update: One of io9’s readers has contacted them saying that the bike belongs to someone in the neighborhood.
Earlier in the year I shared a rumor with you I had heard that Marvel Studios was going to be teaming up with Sony and 20th Century Fox to create one unified movie universe. Each studio of course would still be responsible for their respective properties, but the point would be that all the movie properties would be able to cross over. This wasn’t the first time we’ve heard something like this. Marvel’s Kevin Feige wanted to hide a small easter egg from Spider-Man’s universe in the skyline of New York in Avengers, and he selected Oscorp as the perfect link between the two separate cinematic worlds. The problem was Sony hadn’t finished their designs for the building, so the plan fell through.
Then earlier this month in a trailer for the upcoming Iron Man 3 video game from Gameloft, a billboard for Oscorp Industries (above) is shown on one of the buildings. Now this is not just any Oscorp Industries billboard, but one containing the exact same Oscorp Industries logo that appears in the Amazing Spider-Man movies.
Now we have even more evidence the guys over at io9 have been sent the above photo of a motorcycle with a Stark industries logo, from the set of Amazing Spider-Man 2 which seems to at least indicate that director Marc Webb is will be making a reference to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The simple fact that they’re using the Stark Industries logo in this way makes you wonder if they’re building towards something. Maybe it’s some sort of goodwill gesture?
Either way, this will be seen as a step in the right direction by most fans. But again we have noe idea if this will make it in the movie.