Eagle-eyed fans have spotted the PS4 version of Spider-Man in the trailer for Sony's upcoming Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. With the movie including a variety of wall-crawling heroes from across the years, the number of Spider-People confirmed to be part of the ensemble movie is growing by the day.
Swinging exclusively onto the PlayStation 4 for this year's Spider-Man developers at Insomniac focused on an older version of Peter Parker as the vigilante protector of New York City. Although Insomniac gave gamers a variety of iconic suits to play with, the new suit and its white emblem was a highlight of the game.
Marvel Games' Bill Rosenman posted on Twitter, confirming that he was one of the few who spotted the PS4 suit in the background of the new Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse trailer. Heading to the trailer's one minute and 39-second mark, notable Spider-People like Peter Parker, Miles Morales and Spider-Gwen meet up with Spider-Ham. Viewers may have been too preoccupied to notice a fleeting glimpse of the PS4 suit hiding in the background.
It looks like the Insomniac suit is on display for some reason, teasing that the Spider-People have a headquarters full of relics from around the multiverse. That being said, if the PS4 suit is locked away, it raises questions about where that version of Peter Parker is. On the other hand, the filmmakers might be littering their movie with subtle Easter eggs to please fans like Chris McKay did with The LEGO Batman Movie.
More than just a video game character, the PS4 Spider-Man officially entered canon with the comic book "Spidergeddon" event and even has his own universe. Insomniac's Spider-Man is a resident of Earth-1048, and apart from a potential Spider-Man sequel game, fans could see a lot more on the white emblem hero. Rosemann was the one who raised the idea of a Marvel Games Universe, so it makes sense that PS4 Spider-Man isn't just resigned to the video games.
Audiences already know that Nicolas Cage will play Spider-Man Noir in Into the Spider-Verse, while there are rumors that Spider-Punk is also part of the crossover movie. The Spider-Man Noir and Spider-Punk suits were both unlockable suits in Spider-Man, suggesting that the impressive roster of suits wasn't just a coincidence.
PS4 Spider-Man has already become the fastest-selling PlayStation game of all time, meaning Sony would be smart to continue cashing in on the success of the character. There obviously isn't room for every version of Spider-Man and the other heroes to put on a suit, but players should keep their eyes peeled for more of PS4 Parker when Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse leaps into action.
Source: Bill Rosemann/Twitter
- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) release date: Dec 14, 2018