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The Amazing World of Spider Man with PlayStation Plus Video Pass from Sony Pictures Entertainment

Author: Szymon Góraj
September 17, 2021

The adventures of the spider man saw the light of day for the first time in a comic book in 1962. The publisher was skeptical about the new hero, but young readers immediately fell in love with Spider-Man. Since then, the spider man’s adventures have changed with history and culture, introducing new villains, associates, and protégés. Today, Spider-Man is a multi-billion media franchise that includes comics, movies, series, video games, and even a Broadway musical, to which Bono himself wrote the music. Films are excellent examples of this multidimensional worldSpider-Man: Homecoming, Venom and Spider-Man universe from Sony Pictures Entertainment, which are available on the new PlayStation® Plus Video Pass streaming service.

A super hero that never was. A teenager who makes mistakes, looks for his identity, struggles with financial and heart problems. Its creators, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, believed that the departure from the classic model of the comic book hero would be successful. Peter Parker, a teenager who gains super powers after being bitten by a spider, debuted for the first time in issue 15 of the comic book “Amazing Fantasy”. Young readers quickly fell in love with Spider-Man – a character with whom they could identify with their problems. The success was so great that Spider-Man had his own comic book “The Amazing Spider-Man” as early as 1963, with new volumes appearing to this day. The hero has evolved over the years and has appeared more and more with other characters from the Marvel universe, such as the Fantastic Four and the Hulk.

Spider-Man’s popularity did not go unnoticed by film and series makers back in the 1980s. However, it was not until the beginning of the 21st century that high-budget cinema blockbusters were made, which were truly successful. One of them is Spider-Man: Homecoming. The action of the film takes place after the events of the film Captain America: Civil War. Peter Parker (Tom Holland), with the help of his mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), tries to reconcile the life of an ordinary New York teenager with the life of a superhero named Spider-Man, who must fight a dangerous criminal , Vulturem (Michael Keaton). To date, the film grossed over $ 880 million and won the hearts of fans around the world.

Spider-Man has had to face many opponents throughout its history. The most complicated and considered by many to be the most interesting was Venom. In The Avengers The Ultimate Character Encyclopedia, the villain is described as the manic stalker of the spider man. Their story is complicated. Venom, as an extraterrestrial symbiote, needs a human host whose powers it takes over to survive. He first appeared in comics in 1984, taking over the body of the spider man himself and his abilities. Four years later, he returned as a separate figure in Eddie Brock’s body.

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His dual and complicated nature and large fan base convinced Sony Pictures Entertainment to tell his story on the big screen. The main role was played by Tom Hardy himself, who took the role because his son is a huge fan of the protagonist. Movie Venom presents the genesis of the birth of a villain. Journalist EddieBrock loses his career, life and relationship. Thanks to the alien symbiote, he gains super powers. The unpredictable, dark and aggressive Venom terrifies Brock, but also inspires and tempts with new possibilities. The film turned out to be an unexpected success and grossed $ 856 million. Less popular than his opponent, Spider-Man, Venom has made guest appearances in many games, animations and series, and a sequel to the Tom Hardy movie is in the pipeline.

Just as in the 1960s the world needed a new superhero for today’s young readers to relate to, in the 2000s a new generation needed a new Spider-Man. In 2011, the world met a teenager, Miles Morales. The son of an African American and Puerto Rican woman followed in the footsteps of his mentor Peter Parker and stepped into action when a brutal power struggle began in New York City. The new hero quickly gained popularity, and his adventures can now be followed not only in comics. In 2018, an animated film was made Spider-Man universe, in which Miles Morales discovers powers similar to those used by Spider-Man. Miles becomes a superhero often called Ultimate Spider-Man who works in the universe called Earth-1610. He is extremely strong, able to climb walls, has a spider sense and the ability to paralyze the enemy. The film won an Oscar® in 2019 in the Best Full-Length Animated Film category and earned four times more than it cost to produce. Spider-Man universe is the highest grossing superhero animation ever.

Movies Spider-Man: Homecoming, Venom and Spider-Man universeare available in the PlayStation Plus Video Pass. PlayStation PlusVideo Pass is a new, time-limited streaming service that offers PlayStation Plus members in Poland access to popular movies and series from the SPE collection as part of an existing subscription and is available via the application on PlayStation®5 (PS5 ™) and PlayStation®4 consoles ( PS4 ™).

For more information and a full list of movies and series available with the PlayStation® Plus Video Pass, visit https://www.playstation.com/en-us/ps-plus/.

Szymon Góraj

Deputy editor-in-chief

A lover of literature (in particular classic and broadly understood fantasy), cinema, comics and a few other things. When it comes to movies and series, it doesn’t prefer a particular genre. Usually values ​​items that fit well with a given convention.


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