Marvel Cinematic Universe is one of the most successful film universe currently in Hollywood. The best part about this cinematic universe is that the success is not slowing down and instead each new release ends up doing better than its predecessor. The latest film, Black Panther, ended up being one of the most successful Superhero Debut movie of all time and generated record box office gross worldwide surpassing even Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Sadly there is no equivalent universe for fans of Marvel video games but according to Executive creative director of Spider-Man PS4, Bill Rosemann, they are open to ideas about potential Marvel Games Universe. He talked about this in an interview with Telegraph when discussing the potential cameos or easter eggs for other Marvel properties in Spider-Man PS4.
“This is Marvel’s New York. This is a Marvel game. It’s not in a bubble. It is the New York that you want Spider-Man in. So yeah, uh, if you’re a Marvel fan coming to play this game you’ll see familiar names and logos and locations and we’re lucky that you’ll see, oh, that is the Sanctum Sanctorum?! It’s not going to be a focus but you’ll be able to swing by it. You’ll feel like, this isn’t just any New York City, I’m in the Marvel universe. This is Marvel’s New York. There will be a lot of elements that will make you feel like it’s part of a larger story.”
According to Bill Rosemann, they are approaching these games at individual releases first, just like it was the case with the first Iron Man movie. They ended up making the Nick Fury cameo at the end once the production was done for it leading to the Avengers, however it was not something that was planned from the start.
“There was. I mean, they tacked on that Nick Fury scene at the end of Iron Man but did anyone think it would culminate in The Avengers? Or now Avengers Infinity War? That was a pipe dream. The first intention was, let’s just make the best Iron Man movie. We’re approaching it the same way. This is going to be hard enough. Let’s just make the best Spider-Man game. Let’s do that. The rest will take care of itself. Who knows what the future holds? We just want to make sure each individual game is awesome, is great. Again we don’t want to trap people and contain people. We want to give them freedom.”
In addition to Spider-Man, Marvel is also collaborating with Square Enix on several Avengers related projects. They are expected to arrive after Spider-Man and while Bill Rosemann didn’t exactly confirm whether they will be linked together with Spider-Man, he didn’t deny the idea of it either.
Spider-Man PS4 is confirmed to launch on September 6th and it is currently being developed by Insomniac Games.