Well it was a sad day for many a Spidey fan today. During Marvel Studios' Twitter Q/A for 'The Avengers' writer/director Joss Whedon put an end to all the discussion after being directly asked by a fan-
While the rumor seemed to run contrary to movie industry practice it was certainly believable enough for the wishful thinking of many fans of both the highly anticipated 'The Avengers' and Sony's reboot of the Spider franchise with this summer's 'Amazing Spider-Man'.
@matmanphoto JW: "There is no Spider-Man cameo. But the Avengers do turn off the dark."