Fans of both the Spider-Man video game series and the animated film Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse were in for a pleasant surprise recently. Reports have emerged that gameplay footage from Insomniac’s highly anticipated game, Spider-Man 2, was featured in a brief scene during the movie.
The scene in question takes place early in the film when the protagonist, Miles Morales, returns to his dorm room after a confrontation with the villain known as The Spot. Upon entering the room, Miles finds his friend Ganke engrossed in playing a PlayStation 5 game, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.
In the gameplay footage shown, the iconic Peter Parker is seen donning the Advanced Suit, a recognizable outfit from the PlayStation version of the game. He is depicted battling enemies on a rooftop, with his signature robotic arms, which were revealed in September 2021, making an appearance as well. Although the scene doesn’t reveal much about the game’s plot, it serves as a delightful cameo for fans of the video game series.
This unexpected crossover between the animated film and the highly acclaimed video game franchise is expected to generate excitement among fans. The inclusion of Spider-Man 2 gameplay in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is a small but significant touch that will undoubtedly be appreciated by many.
While there is no official release date for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 from Insomniac Games and Sony, it is still slated to launch on PlayStation 5 in late 2023. For now, fans can get a taste of the web-slinger’s adventures by catching Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse in theaters, which is currently playing.
The seamless integration of the Spider-Man 2 gameplay into the film further enhances the connection between these two beloved Spider-Man universes. It’s a testament to the growing convergence of different mediums and the increasing synergy between video games and movies in captivating audiences worldwide.