Spider-Man Is Getting Something Fantastic Four Related


It’s a vague claim, but we’ll take it. Marvel Games have used the parent company’s Fantastic Four Week to tease something Fantastic Four related on the way for Insomniac’s Spider-Man. What could it be?

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And for our final #FantasticFourWeek livestream announcement… something “fantastic” is coming to Marvel’s Spider-Man! Any guesses? #SpiderManPS4 @insomniacgames @PlayStation


18:03 - 8 Jan 2019

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Given Insomniac’s sense of humour, my money is on the infamous Bag-Man costume that Spider-Man had to don in the comics. After Reed Richards separated the symbiote from Spider-Man’s outfit, Peter Parker was without a disguise and had to head home with a spare Fantastic Four outfit and a paper bag on his head. Johnny Storm even put a “Kick Me” sign on his back for good measure — we’d love to see this additional touch in the game.


There’s no concrete confirmation or release date on this mysterious content, and we suspect that Insomniac will drop it suddenly just like the Sam Raimi “Webbed” suit.


Three weeks ago, Marvel let the cat out of the bag and teased Fantastic Four content for Marvel’s Spider-Man. At the time, we guessed it might involve the Bag-Man costume, seeing as over the four months since the game’s release, Insomniac Games has been slowly increasing the number of costumes available for the superhero. Well, we were right. This week’s Patch 1.14 has added two more costumes to the game for free, bringing the total number available to 40.

The Bombastic Bag-Man costume comes from issue #258 of the Amazing Spider-Man comic. Spider-Man was wearing an alien symbiote as a costume and he asked the Fantastic Four for help to remove it. While they managed to do so, Spider-Man was left without a costume, so he borrowed one from the Fantastic Four. To make sure his secret identity remained hidden, the Human Torch gave him a paper bag to wear on his head. Don’t worry, the cut eye holes in it! Of course, that symbiote costume later became Venom. Will we ever see that costume in the game?

The Future Foundation costume was a result of another meeting between Spider-man and the Fantastic Four, only this time he joined them. Back then they were known as the Future Foundation and wore black and white costumes, not the blue ones with which we associate them today.

We don’t have any other patch notes to suggest what else might have been included with the update, but I’m sure you’ll be happy with the costumes anyway. Patch 1.14 is available now.