Spider-Man: Lotusa fan film helmed by controversial creators just got an official release date and poster.
In June 2022, leaked messages revealed the use of highly derogatory racial slurs in private messages exchanged between star Wayne Warden and director Gavin Konop.
The fan film quickly lost most of its support, with the VFX team abandoning the project while sharing some of the impressive work they had done on the film.
His plot Spider-Man: Lotus revolves around Peter Parker/Spider-Man struggling with deep grief resulting from the death of Gwen Stacy.
This was highlighted in the film’s initial trailer, which was unveiled in October 2021, garnering a staggering number of views on YouTube.
Spider-Man: Lotus Release Date & Poster
Spider-Man: Lotus director shared with Twitter a new poster for the indie film, also revealing that it will be free to watch on YouTube starting Thursday, August 10.
The image prominently features Spider-Man in his full, intact suit crouching in the rain, a visual representation of the brooding tone teased in previous trailers.
Will anyone be watching Spider-Man: Lotus?
Before the controversy that changed the project, many were excited Lotus. For a crowd-funded, fan-made Spider-man movie, the quality seemed shockingly high.
For many, nothing about the film itself matters now. Gavin Konop and Wayne Warden’s leaked messages were enough to never give the project a second of their time.
The aforementioned first full trailer for Lotus has over 2.7 million views on YouTube. A year later, after the controversy, the final trailer became available and currently has 1.3 million views on YouTube.
Whether it’s the support of those who worked on the film outside of Konop and Warden, the love of Spider-Man, or general curiosity, we expect the full movie to garner a significant number of views.
Spider-Man: Lotus comes out on YouTube on Thursday August 10th.
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