Spider-Man PS4 Deepfake Video Will Make You Nostalgic for the Tobey Maguire Films

Marvel's Spider-Man reimagined with the likes of Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, and Willem Dafoe is sure to put a smile on your face.

August 17, 2020

While Insomniac Games did its part and eventually added the Raimi suit to Marvel’s Spider-Man a few months after the game launched in 2018, the variant costume clearly wasn’t enough for some folks on the Internet. No, for one creator, they wanted to see what the entirety of Marvel’s Spider-Man would look like if the main cast was replaced with the actors from the beloved original series of films.

A YouTuber by the name of BabyZone put together a new deepfake video that sees the stars of the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy overlayed on the character models from the video game iteration. Tobey Maguire, of course, plays Peter Parker, Kirsten Dunst steps in as Mary Jane Watson, Willem Dafoe is back as Norman Osborn, and even Alfred Molina makes a brief appearance as Doctor Octopus. The video, which is about five minutes long, gives us a startlingly-accurate representation of what the Raimi characters in Marvel’s Spider-Man could look like along with backing music from the game’s score.

You can watch the full video here:

Look, while I loved Marvel’s Spider-Man and its take on the iconic superhero as a whole, I’d pay some decent money to get a fully-modded version of the game redone with this Raimi era cast. As someone who grew up in the early 2000s adoring these movies, this video definitely scratches a nostalgic itch for me I didn’t know I had. In many ways, this cast is what I think of whenever the idea of Spider-Man as a whole pops into my head. And yes, the Raimi trilogy (even Spider-Man 3) is fantastic to this day, so don’t you dare even try to argue with me about it in the comments.

While we’ll surely never see any mods or implementations of this kind in Marvel’s Spider-Man, Insomniac Games is still hard at work on the future of the series. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is set to release on PS5 later this year with a full-blown sequel being in the works as well.

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