Spidey Senses a Jackpot:
The Web Crawler hits the online video slot market
As 2014 begins, a bevy of new superhero movies will seize the attention of both hardcore comic book geeks and big blockbuster movie goers. The Marvel Cinematic Universe, a veritable media franchise juggernaut and interlinked fictional universe in the same vein as the comic books, continues to expand its timeline with two highly anticipated films: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (with a US release date of April 4, 2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy (with its own projected US release date of August 1, 2014).
Wedged in between those two guaranteed box office hits is yet another cinematic addition to one of the most enduring superheroes of the past 50 years: The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Set to be released in US theatres on May 2, 2014 in multiple formats including 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D, this exciting sequel to the reboot of the 2002-2007 trilogy takes a look at how Peter Parker continues to struggle with finding the right balance between fulfilling the obligations of a regular high school student and the responsibilities as renowned crime-fighting hero Spider-Man. On top of this delicate balancing act, two new villains threaten to disturb the peace of New York City: Electro and Rhino. And of course, to make life just a bit more complicated, the Web Slinger also has to protect his love interest Gwen Stacy.
Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone (a real-life couple with palpable chemistry that translates really well on the big screen) both reprise their roles as the awkward yet brilliant Peter Parker and the constantly supportive Gwen Stacy, respectively. Jamie Foxx takes on the role of Max Dillon, an electrical engineer who works for experimental science and military research corporation Oscorp Industries who eventually becomes Electro, a supervillain who wields the power of electricity. Paul Giamatti portrays Aleksei Sytsevich, a Russian mobster who ends up wearing an intimidating robotic suit designed to look like a rhino.
Indeed, this latest iteration of the Spider-Man story (directed by the aptly named Marc Webb) promises to be an electrifying spectacle that can be enjoyed by the whole family. And for the Spidey fans that just couldn’t wait for their movie fix, the Webhead has recently appeared on Spider-Man: Attack of the Green Goblin – an online video slots game featured on mobile and social gaming platform Bet Fair. This particular slots game is powered by Playtech, widely regarded as the world’s largest and most highly respected supplier of online gaming and sports betting software.