3D environment and prop artist, Wayne Dalton, has shared early screenshots of a canceled Spider-Man video game that was supposed to coincide with the launch of the canned Spider-Man 4 film.
Over on his ArtStation profile, Dalton revealed that developer Radical Entertainment ended up “massaging” the project into Prototype 2. His comments suggest that no footage of the video game exists.
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Artist Reveals Screenshots of Canceled Spider-Man 4 Game
“Programmers did an amazing job on Spider-Man’s locomotion and web physics,” added Dalton. “Shame there’s no footage.”
The film was scheduled to release in May 2011. Prototype 2 released a year later. Following the game’s release, Dalton ended his six-year run at Radical Entertainment and spent the next five years working as a Senior Environment Artist at Capcom. According to IGN, Dalton was working on Prototype 3 before moving on to work on Dead Rising 3 and 4. However, it doesn’t look like the third installment will ever release. According to Activision, Prototype games failed to take off despite “substantial investment.”
As far as Spider-Man 4 is concerned, director Sam Raimi revealed back in 2013 that he was unable to pen a script that he was satisfied with on time, and that he was already unhappy with Spider-Man 3. He later parted ways with Sony.
In a statement to Vulture, he said:
I said to Sony, ‘I don’t want to make a movie that is less than great, so I think we shouldn’t make this picture. Go ahead with your reboot, which you’ve been planning anyway.’ And [Sony co-chairman] Amy Pascal said, ‘Thank you. Thank you for not wasting the studio’s money, and I appreciate your candor.’ So we left on the best of terms, both of us trying to do the best thing for fans, the good name of Spider-Man, and Sony Studios.
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