Would you pay more attention to an in-flight safety video starring Spider-Man?

14 May 2019 - 14:28
Spider-Man in a scene from United Airline's latest in-flight safety video.
Spider-Man in a scene from United Airline's latest in-flight safety video.
Image: YouTube/United

America's United Airlines has hired Spider-Man to star in its latest in-flight safety video, a four-minute "mini-drama" with cameos from the upcoming film, Spider-Man: Far From Home's, real stars.

The promotional movie tie-in extends on United's partnership with Sony Pictures and informs passengers about in-flight safety rules through a storyline of Spidey catching the bad guys: the classic villains robbing a corner store scenario.

Alongside the web-slinging hero, the video also stars Jacob Batalon, who plays Peter Parker's best friend Ned in the upcoming movie, Tony Revolori, who plays Eugene "Flash" Thompson, and United CEO Oscar Munoz.

WATCH | United Airline's in-flight safety video starring Spider-Man.

It's become common practice for airlines and movie studios to collaborate on in-flight safety videos or themed liveries.

Air New Zealand has created in-flight videos and repainted its aircraft in collaboration with Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit, while Japan's ANA also repainted its aircraft ahead of the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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