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Spider-Man 2 Villains and Story Details

Spider-Man 2 Villains and Story Details


Several potential Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 plot details have been leaked online, including some insights on the game’s central villains. The next installment of Insomniac’s critically acclaimed superhero action series was announced way back in 2021, and now fans are eagerly awaiting the launch of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 on the PlayStation 5 later this year. An exact release date is still unknown, but Insomniac has stated that it should be ready sometime in the fall.

While the plot of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is still largely under wraps, it will build upon several elements from the previous two games. Peter Parker and Miles Morales will continue their mission to protect New York City from any villains that threaten it, with Venom and Kraven the Hunter having been teased as the main enemies of the upcoming sequel. In a twist on the classic Spider-Man mythology, Peter’s childhood friend and comic book rival Harry Osborn has been hinted as the human host of the Venom symbiote in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, but a new rumor suggests that this might not be the case after all.

A 4chan user claims to know the plot of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and has shared several major details online (via ComicBook.com). According to this supposed leak, Peter will become infected with the Symbiote early on, gaining his classic Symbiote Suit and using the resulting new powers to defeat his former police ally-turned-vigilante-killer Yuri Watanabe. Norman Osborn becomes concerned about Spidey’s new abilities and hires Kraven to capture him. After a few increasingly extreme battles, Peter eventually rids himself of the suit, which then infects Eddie Brock, the original Venom from the comics.

According to the leak, Eddie will be a playable character in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, similar to the stealth sections featuring Mary Jane and Miles from the first game. Once he becomes Venom, Eddie teams up with Kraven to seek revenge on Peter, but eventually kills the Hunter. Meanwhile, Norman supposedly gaslights Harry into becoming the Green Goblin, leading to a final confrontation between the two Spider-Men, Goblin, and Venom. Norman then kills Harry with a more advanced Goblin suit and removes the Symbiote from Eddie, leading to both Brock and the creature disappearing after falling off a roof.

Other villains included in this unconfirmed Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 plot leak include Mysterio, Sandman, Big Wheel, Shocker, Paste Pot Pete, and Screwball, and Doc Ock is supposedly featured in an audio cameo. Miles’ subplot reportedly involves tension between him and Peter over the former’s inexperience, and he spends time investigating mysterious signals and events throughout the city. Finally, a post-credit scene will have a portal to the multiverse open as a result of “Spider-Verse events,” and a confused Spider-Gwen will emerge as a setup for future sequels.

Given the unreliable nature of this latest 4chan leak, players should take the connected Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 story and character details with a grain of salt for the time being. However, should they prove accurate, it seems like Insomniac has devised yet another emotionally intense plotline that plays with the classic comic book lore that fans know and love in intriguing ways. With Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 set to launch this fall, it won’t be much longer before fans see the truth for themselves.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is scheduled to release in fall 2023 for PS5.