Fans everywhere will undoubtedly be disappointed as a developer from Crystal Dynamics has seemingly distanced the company’s upcoming game, Marvel’s Avengers from Sony’s Spider-Man for the PS4.
While speaking to IGN during a Twitch stream, a developer from Crystal Dynamics was asked about potential connections between the company’s upcoming video game, Marvel’s Avengers and Sony’s Spider-Man for the PS4. IGN’s Max Scoville pointed out that Taskmaster, who was an antagonist in Sony’s Spider-Man for the PS4, would also be in the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers game. He asked if the two were the same character and if gamers could expect some kind of crossover between the franchise. The Crystal Dynamics developer apparently shot this down by saying that this was their version of Taskmaster:
“This is our world. This is the Avenger’s world. For us, we look at this and say, again, we have an amazing set of heroes, we have an amazing world, but this is an original story for the Avengers.”
Last year’s Spider-Man for the PS4 was, of course, a big hit for Sony and developer Insomniac Games. Selling 13.2 million copies worldwide, Sony’s Ps4 Spider-Man game was Insomniac Games’ best selling game to date and feature a few Avengers easter eggs and references. So it does seem a bit odd that Crystal Dynamics is seemingly distancing Marvel’s Avengers from the Sony PS4 Spider-Man game.
What do you all make of this news? Are you sad to hear that the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers game may not have anything to do with Sony’s Spider-Man for the Ps4? Based on what you saw in the E3 trailer, is that for the best? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is a plot synopsis for Marvel’s Avengers from Crystal Dynamics:
“Marvel’s Avengers begins at A-Day, where Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor are unveiling a hi-tech Avengers Headquarters in San Francisco — including the reveal of their own helicarrier powered by an experimental energy source. The celebration turns deadly when a catastrophic accident results in massive devastation. Blamed for the tragedy, the Avengers disband. Five years later, with all Super Heroes outlawed and the world in peril, the only hope is to reassemble Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.”
Marvel’s Avengers is currently set to be released on May 15th of 2020.
‘Joker’: Check Out Every Image From The Joaquin Phoenix Movie
Warner Bros.' upcoming standalone Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix is just over six weeks away from hitting theaters so we've rounded up all of the film's official images showing off the next Clown Prince of Crime.
Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix is set to be an origin story. The gritty and grounded crime film directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover) is set in 1980s Gotham City follows Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, a failed 1980s comedian that becomes The Joker after he bombs with audiences. The film will serve as DC's first outing beyond its the current cinematic universe since it was launched by Zack Snyder in 2013 with Man of Steel in order to create new and unique storylines as the studio expands DC canon.
So far, Warner Bros. has released official images from the film featuring Joaquin Phoenix along with Robert De Niro who plays talk show host Murray Franklin, as well as Zazie Beetz' Sophie Dumond, who appears to be a love interest of Joaquin Phoenix's Joker in the film. You can check out all of the officially released stills from Joker in the gallery below!
Directed by Todd Phillips from a script he co-wrote with Scott Silver, the film stars Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.
“Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.
Joker will be released in theaters on October 4, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Joaquin Phoenix, Joker, and the future of the DC slate as we learn it.