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Spider-Man: Miles Morales' Movie Callback Explained

With the advent of the PlayStation 5, Insomniac Games looks to continue their stellar track record with the release of Spider-Man: Miles Morales as a launch title for the next generation platform. Following one year since the finale of Marvel's Spider-Man on the PlayStation 4, the game puts players in the shoes of Miles Morales as he begins his journey under the mantle of Spider-Man. With so much history behind the mask, players can rest assured that the game will make plenty of references and call backs to other aspects of Spider-Man's lore.

Through Spider-Man: Miles Morales' gameplay trailer shown during the PlayStation 5 Showcase, players got their first glimpses of the world of Miles Morales as he moves to Harlem to begin his new life after the events of Marvel's Spider-Man. Players were shown their first glimpse at the combat and the new threats in the form of Roxxon and the Underground forces led by the Tinkerer. As the conflict stretches to the Braithwaite Bridge, the destruction leaves the bridge severed, leading Miles to recreate a particular moment from Spider-Man's cinematic history.

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During the events of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Tom Holland's Spider-Man is placed in a similar situation on the Staten Island Ferry as he stops a weapons deal from taking place. In the midst of interfering with Adrian Toomes' plans, a weapon fires erratically, slicing the ferry in half. To prevent both ends from drifting apart, Spider-Man swings between both ends, firing a net of webbing to either side, and then begins to pull them both together until Iron Man arrives to finish the repairs. However, the similarities between this scene and the scene in Miles Morales are more than skin deep.

How Miles Morales References Homecoming

In the similar sequence on the PlayStation 5 title, Miles Morales swings between the split bridge while firing a barrage of webbing in an effort to hold the bridge together before using the same strategy employed by Peter Parker in Homecoming. This scene can be taken to reflect on the relative inexperience of both characters as they don the mask relatively early in their respective roles, with both incidents not only going out of control, but both characters being left in a panicked state to try and fix the damage that had been caused by the ensuing conflict.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales will take players through Miles's own discovery process of what it's like to be Spider-Man, taking up the mantle in his new home in Harlem. Even with the new locale, Miles will be left dealing with some familiar foes alongside his mentor as he learns the lay of the land as a "Friendly-Neighborhood" Super Hero. While also launching on the PlayStation 4, Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be available as a launch title for the PlayStation 5, with an Ultimate Edition that will be bundled with the previous title's PS5-enhanced remaster.

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