A very brief plot summary appeared on IMDB for the Spider-Man game on PS4. It’s been taken down, but thanks to the Wayback Machine we were able to retrieve what it said in full: “Spider-Man must fight the terrifying foe Green Goblin as he contends with his usual life of being a married man with a daughter. But when the Goblin hatches a sinister plan, can Spidey save his family and himself?”
Oh boy. Well for one, I don’t think grown-up adult Spidey plus family has ever been done outside of the comic books. The comic in question is one where Spider-Man and Mary Jane have a daughter named Annie. This would be an entirely new avenue of characterization for the franchise, one open to story and gameplay possibilities that have not yet been explored in the Spider-Man video game world.
That said, the Green Goblin was not done well in the last movie I saw him in and I don’t have high hopes for a video game version. That said, if Parker’s character is getting a revamp maybe Green Goblin will too. After all, the time line would imply they’ve been fighting for at least half a decade. That’s enough time for more than just black and white story telling and fighting.
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However, it also seems that Insomniac, the studio behind the new game, is implying denial with a Tweet stating that “IMDB is like Wikipedia, anyone can add anything to it. You’ll hear the real deal from us first”. So we can’t really know for sure yet if this plot is a leak or just some hype joke.
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