Since The Amazing Spider-Man came out, a lot of people have been saying how much they'd love this movie to be a part of the MCU. While I love Spider-Man, and this particular Spider-Man was presented excellently (IMO), but just how would this movie fit into the MCU?
Were the events that took place in the film before The Avengers? If so, why wasn't Peter around during the Invasion?
Were the events that took place in the film after The Avengers? If so, why are people (George Stacy specifically) so surprised and outraged in a kid with a mask and spider powers?