Early on October 2, 2018, Sony Pictures dropped the newest trailer for its upcoming animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The film looks to be an overall celebration of the Spider-Man mythos and appears to pull references from all of Spidey’s history. One reference, however, may pique the interest of those who recently completed Marvel’s Spider-Man on the PlayStation 4.
In an ever so brief moment, Insomniac’s now-iconic Spider-Man suit makes an appearance in the background. Many noticed the inclusion and went to Twitter to show their excitement. It even made its way to Insomniac Community Director James Stevenson:
— James Stevenson (@JamesStevenson) October 2, 2018
While it’s something most will probably miss if they’re not paying attention, there’s no denying that giant white spider. It may be just a one-off reference, but it shows the staying power Insomniac’s take on the character has. The Peter Parker from Marvel’s Spider-Man is also making the jump to comics, showing this Spidey isn’t content with just staying in the video game world. With the massive sales success of Marvel’s Spider-Man, we may see this Peter Parker stick around for the long haul.
That’s not the only connection the upcoming Spider-Man movie shares with the PS4 game. The film’s main protagonist is Miles Morales, who of course is one of Peter Parker’s biggest allies in Marvel’s Spider-Man. In addition, Spider-Man Noir, which is one of the suits you can get your hands on in Marvel’s Spider-Man, appears in Into the Spider-Verse, voiced by Nicholas Cage, no less. (It’s also one of our favorite suits from the game!)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse releases on December 14, 2018. Marvel’s Spider-Man is out now for the PlayStation 4, with DLC is on its way.