Gameplay footage from cancelled Spider-Man 4 movie tie-in game leaks online
By Ray Ampoloquio September 9, 2021
Gaming audiences have fond memories of the movie tie in to Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2 movie, which was released in 2004.
The sequel and its movie tie-in was not as well-rececived, but fans were still hopeful that a fourth one would release.
Ultimately, this never happened as future Spider-Man films from Sam Raimi were dropped.
Sony decided to reboot the Spider-Man franchise in 2014 with the Andrew Garfield-led Amazing Spider-Man movies.
When this failed, Sony struck a deal with Disney to "loan" Spider-Man to the MCU.
With that said, it's still nice to take a look at things that could have been.
Like, for example, this footage of the cancelled Spider-Man 4 movie tie-in game.
The 20-minute gameplay video appears every bit like an improved version of Spider-Man 2.
Apparently, Radical Entertainment had worked on the game for a while before they dropped it.
Radical later reused some of the mechanics and assets from the cancelled Spider-Man game for Prototype 2.
Thankfully, the Spider-Man franchise is doing just fine despite these cancellations.
Much of the credit goes to Insomniac Games for their work on 2018's Marvel's Spider-Man.
Insomniac later released a follow up in 2020 with Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
Insomniac has also since confirmed that a third game, Marvel's Spider-Man 2, is slated to release in 2023.
As for the movie part, Sam Raimi eventually landed a gig in the MCU.
Raimi is the director of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which is scheduled for a 2022 premiere.
In the meantime, Spider-Man fans can look forward to watching Spider-Man: No Way Home later this year.
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