Spider-Man Double Feature: Check Out the New 22-Minute 'Homecoming' Featurette and Awesome Gameplay Footage from E3

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 - 12:02PM
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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 - 12:02PM
Spider-Man Double Feature: Check Out the New 22-Minute 'Homecoming' Featurette and Awesome Gameplay Footage from E3
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Remember a few years ago, when all Spider-Man fans had to be excited about was an incredibly average Amazing Spider-Man 2 and an absolutely awful, glitchy mess in the form of the movie's video game tie-in? Those days are long behind us now, as we can sit back and enjoy a 22-minute featurette on the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming and an eight-minute look at Spider-Man for the PlayStation 4, which looks so good it might as well be a movie in its own right.



A Fan's Guide to Spider-Man: Homecoming has been showing up in bits and pieces over the past few days, but the full video is now online and gives an unprecedented look behind the scenes at pretty much every major and minor character in the movie. Of course, as we've noted before, Sony is getting to the point now that there's so much of this movie available on YouTube that it's questionable whether it's actually worth going to see the full film, but it's fun nonetheless.

Homecoming has the biggest cast of noteworthy characters of any Spider-Man movie to date, thanks primarily to its high school setting, and it's interesting to see how each character fits into the wider movie, even if many of them, such as Ned Leeds and Flash Thompson, bear little resemblance to their comic book namesakes.

On the other hand, there's the ">new footage for the Spider-Man video game, which looks amazing:



What's nice about this is that it's not being rushed out in time for Homecoming to hit theaters. This game, with its open-world webspinning and carefully scripted action sequences, isn't due for release until 2018, meaning that it's not going to be the buggy mess that some previous Spider-Man games have been. There's definitely an Arkham vibe to this footage, in terms of gameplay and combat in particular, but it's cool to see a video game highlighting some of the lesser known Spider-Man villains—Mr. Negative is prominent in this footage, despite being hardly as recognizable as, say, the Green Goblin.

All in all, while it's dangerous to put too much faith in the future of the Spider-Man franchise based on a pair of extended trailers, everything on display here is very welcome. After a brief dip in quality, it looks like Spidey's about to ride high across multiple media platforms yet again.

Spider-Man: Homecoming hits US theaters on July 7th, 2017.
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