Spider-Man 4 (found unreleased video games based on cancelled Marvel film sequel; 2010)
The teaser poster for the cancelled movie.
Status: Found (Wii version)
Found (Xbox 360 Version)
Date found: 01 Dec 2019 (Wii version)
11 Sept 2021 (Xbox 360 version)
Found by: Andrew Earley, DiskHacker, Obscure Gamers
Spider-Man 4 was the name of both a cancelled fourth entry in the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy and a cancelled video game created to coincide with the movie's release. Tobey Maguire would have most likely returned for the role of Spider-Man and Peter Parker for both the movie and the video game, considering the fact that he was in the previous games.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
The game would have featured an open-world hub based on New York City for players to swing around. The Daily Bugle building would have also been present in the game however it is unknown if it would have been a level or used for cutscenes. The game would have possibly featured crimes and collectibles in the New York hub, with evidence of this is with the minimap and the fact that previous games both based on movies and original games featured collectibles and side-missions as bonuses.
Cancellation/Availability[edit | edit source]
The movie was cancelled due to the fact that Sam Raimi did not think that he could make the film in time for summer while making sure that it was still creative. Because of the fact that the game was based on the movie, it was cancelled. According to Wayne Dalton, elements of the game were recycled into the game Prototype 2 largely because of the detailed New York City model they had already created for. This also tells us that the studio behind the game was Radical Entertainment. He has also stated that there is no video footage of the game. To this day, there are only limited information and 29 in-game screenshots online. Even if a new Spider-Man 4 film and game are created, it most likely would not be this version.
On September 10th, 2019, a Twitter user known as @andrewEarley7 reported on his findings of the game and some screenshots of the game
On November 30th, 2019, A YouTuber Hard4Games uploaded a video featuring gameplay and the debug menu of the unreleased Wii version of the game. The next day on December 1st, 2019, the game was uploaded onto the Internet Archive by user DiskHacker
The screenshots of the game uploaded by Wayne Dalton, however, are screenshots from a different version of the game. Evidence for this is that there is a different model used for Spider-Man and a different HUD. It is unknown however many other versions exist of the game.
The Xbox 360 version of the game was leaked from several sources on September 11th, 2021 by Obscure Gamers.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
New York[edit | edit source]
The Daily Bugle[edit | edit source]
Wii Version[edit | edit source]
See Also (Movies)[edit | edit source]
- Spider-Man Trilogy (partially found deleted scenes of action-superhero films; 2002-2007)
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (partially found deleted Mary-Jane Watson scenes of superhero film; 2014)
- Spider-Man versus Kraven the Hunter (lost short superhero fan film; 1974)
See Also (Other)[edit | edit source]
- Spider-Man: The Venom Factor (lost unreleased Spider-Man PC game, 1996-1997)
- Spider-Man: The New Animated Series "Geldhoff" (lost storyboards of cancelled episode of MTV animated series; 2003)
- Spider-Man (lost Josh Keaton vocal performance of film-based superhero game; 2002)
- Spider-Man Safety Series (partially found direct-to-video animated educational series; 1990)
- The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (lost Josh Keaton vocal performance of 2D animated series; 2012)
References[edit | edit source]
- ↑ Article which gave a reason for the game's cancellation. Retrieved 25 Jun '19
- ↑ Wayne Dalton's Artstation page, which features the screenshots. Retrieved 24 Jun '19
- ↑ The Twitter post about the game. Retrieved 01 Dec '19
- ↑ The second Twitter post about the game. Retrieved 01 Dec '19
- ↑ The download link to the game. Retrieved 01 Dec '19
- ↑ Obscure Gamers BuildDB page of the game. Retrieved 29 Oct '21