As we countdown to the grand reveal of Marvel's Spider-Man 2, here are the most pressing questions we have about the PS5 exclusive
We are just days away from the eagerly awaited official release of Marvel's Spider-Man 2, and fans have been fortunate enough to catch some thrilling glimpses and revelations in the lead-up. Despite these sneak peeks and teasers, the development team at Insomniac has masterfully maintained a veil of secrecy surrounding the game's intricate plot.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2: Top 5 Questions
As we eagerly count down the moments until we can once again swing alongside the friendly neighborhood Spidermen, here are the biggest questions we are eager to see addressed in Insomniac's much-anticipated sequel.
5. Will There Be Any Spider-Verse Connection?
In “Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse,” something truly spectacular happened for fans of the beloved Insomniac video game Spider-Man. In the summer blockbuster, an animated version of our web-slinging hero, donning the iconic Advanced Suit, made a surprise appearance in the lobby of the Spider Society headquarters. That alone was enough to send Spidey lovers into a frenzy.
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We were also treated to a version of this web-slinger that looked straight out of the 2018 Spider-Man title. This character was even playfully dubbed “another video game guy” by Lyla. These cameos have left us wondering: could this be a clue, a hint, a tantalizing tease about a potential Spider-Verse connection in the highly anticipated sequel, Spider-Man 2?
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There have been unconfirmed reports, suggesting that the events of Across the Spider-Verse will affect the storyline of the Insomniac games. The prospect of these two universes intersecting is nothing short of a dream come true for fans, but we will have to patiently wait a few more days to find out whether these rumors hold any truth.
4. Is Kraven Really The Big Bad?
Kraven the Hunter has officially been unveiled as the primary antagonist in Marvel's Spider-Man 2, but we approach this information with a healthy dose of skepticism. While the deranged big-game hunter initially stands as a formidable adversary for Miles and Peter, the burning question is whether they will remain on opposing sides by the game's conclusion. This uncertainty is further compounded by the menacing presence of Venom, who's unleashing chaos on the streets of New York.
Kraven the Hunter's character has a complex history, often teetering on the line between antagonist and anti-hero in various Spider-Man story arcs. In the upcoming Marvel's Spider-Man 2, his role introduces a fascinating dynamic to the narrative. As a character who has, at times, strayed from being a straightforward villain, Kraven's motivations remain intriguing.
With the symbiote as a powerful target, Kraven might find himself tempted to shift his focus away from Miles and Peter. This begs the question: will his desire to capture the most challenging prey lead him down a different path?
3. Will Dr. Octopus Return To Play A Major Part?
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Dr. Otto Octavius, better known as Doctor Octopus, played a significant role as one of the central antagonists in the original game, offering a formidable challenge for Spider-Man. With the sequel on the horizon, fans have picked up on subtle clues and cryptic references that suggest his return. What role will he play this time around, however?
During their climactic showdown atop the Oscorp building in the 2018 game, Dr. Octopus dramatically ripped away Peter's mask, revealing that he had known about his secret identity for some time.
Otto placed the blame squarely on Peter for the loss of everything he held dear. Peter had not only foiled his plans to take revenge on Norman Osborn but also robbed him of the opportunity for a fresh start by disabling his mechanical arms. As a result, could Otto opt to unveil Spider-Man's identity, effectively putting a target on the hero's back?
2. Will Peter Paker Die?
In both the initial Miles Morales comics and the Spider-Verse films, a crucial turning point is the passing of the torch, where Peter Parker's character had to make the ultimate sacrifice for Miles Morales to step into the role of Spider-Man. This isn't just another Spider-Man; it's the birth of a new Spider-Man, a distinct and unique hero in his own right.
Given the precedent set by these narratives, it's not far-fetched to speculate that a similar scenario might unfold at the end of Spider-Man 2. Peter Parker, our beloved web-slinger, could potentially meet a heroic end, paving the way for a game the next installment in the series to exclusively center around Miles Morales and his journey as the solitary Spider-Man.
1. Will Norman Osborn Become The Green Goblin?
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Who is Venom in the MSM 2? There is a web of speculation surrounding that, but the Spider-Man: Miles Morales post credit scene showed us that Norman Osborn is using the symbiote to keep his son, Harry, alive.
As it currently stands, all signs point to a strong likelihood that Harry Osborn will emerge as Venom in the forthcoming game, and this transformation could potentially set in motion a chain of events that pushes his father down the path of becoming the infamous Green Goblin.
The first game sprinkled numerous clues foreshadowing Norman Osborn's inevitable transformation. During her investigation, Mary Jane uncovered an advanced augmented reality helmet in Osborn's penthouse, along with a collection of purple bombs, unmistakably reminiscent of the Green Goblin's signature arsenal. Notably, Norman frequently appears adorned in a dark green suit throughout the game. Will we finally get to see Norman become the Green Goblin in the new game?
If Harry, as Venom, were to meet his end after his battle with Miles and Peter, and Norman Osborn were to witness his son's tragic death, it could serve as the driving force he requires to fully embrace his supervillain persona.