Spider-Man PS4 Pays Tribute to Sam Raimi's Movie Trilogy

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Spider-Man on the PlayStation 4 has plenty of nods to all the various incarnations of the friendly neighborhood wallcrawler but one eagle-eyed fan has noticed an Easter egg to Sam Raimi's popular Spider-Man film trilogy.

While trying to stop a runaway subway train during a key moment of the superhero video game, Spidey tries to slow the train's momentum using multiple strands of his webbing and his own body. Gamer SavageKingx30 noticed that this is a moment straight out of Raimi's Spider-Man 2, compounded by Peter Parker's frustration that the tactic doesn't work this time.


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The 2004 film from which the sequence draws its inspiration had Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man stop a subway train sent speeding down an unfinished track by Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina) in one of the most memorable action sequences in the entire trilogy. While Parker is ultimately successful, the strain on his body nearly kills him.


The PS4's brief recreation is a quick, clever nod to what many regard as the best Spider-Man film.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man is developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony exclusively for the PlayStation 4. It is scheduled for release on September 7.

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