What could we expect from Insomniac in Spider-Man 2? (Spoilers)
We review the elements that could appear in the story of the more than expected sequel.
Since the last set of Insomniac has been a millionaire success for Sony, no fan should be surprised that in a couple of years we will be enjoying a sequel to Spider-Man. Nor can we forget that the study itself considers Spider-Man as the Iron Man of video games for Marvel Games, the beginning of a whole new universe of Marvel video games, so we can assume that we will share more arachnid adventures with Peter Parker.
So, What can we expect from a future Spider-Man? We warn that Insomniac has already left several clues throughout the game, especially in its final stretch, so we warn readers of the presence of major spoilers in this text.
The green Goblin
One of the two big endgame reveals places Norman osborn under intense green light. The wink is more than evident and serves to anticipate the presence of perhaps Spider-Man's greatest rival: The Green Goblin. Although there were not a few who expected this villain to be one of the great surprises of the first game, instead we found enough clues that advance his arrival.
Throughout the game we can find designs and prototypes of technology related to the character, such as his grenades or elements of a suit and helmet.
Hand in hand with the same preview of the presence of El Duende we find what is, surely, the biggest plot surprise of the game. We not only discovered that Harry osborn, Peter's best friend and Norman's son, is mortally ill, if not the only thing that seems to keep him alive is the symbiote that would give rise to Venom.
If Harry ends up being the Venom of this "Gamerverse", which means a reinvention of the character's origin, we would find an argument in which Spider-Man would simultaneously fight his best friend and one of his worst villains, shortly after the premiere of his own movie.
More than Six Sinister
Insomniac has used a curated selection of villains to make things difficult for Spider-Man in his game. But Spider-Man's gallery of rivals is as long as it is motley. Hence, perhaps we will not see only the return of some of these dangerous criminals, but rather that we can meet with a new lineup of The Sinister Six.
At different times in Spider-Man we are introduced to other famous enemies of the wall-crawler. A fan disguised as a Mystery at a party, or the mention of Doctor Connors, invites us to imagine an alternative reality parallel to that of the comics or movies, where perhaps we can confront ourselves against Sandman, Hidroman, Chameleon or Kraven.
The black suit
Spider-Man fans have been somewhat disappointed by the absence of Spider-Man's iconic black suit from the game. And although we can soar through the skies of Manhattan in a good number of dark uniforms, we have not enjoyed the suit that in the comics was a fundamental piece in the origin of Venom. And since Venom could appear in the game, why not the black suit?
In different interviews, the Creative Director of Insomniac has explained that the presentation of the black suit deserves to be treated in much more detail than introducing it as a mere aesthetic complement. What better way than as a central element of the sequel's plot?
Mary Jane has had a surprising level of prominence in the game. Although its missions were somewhat limited in playability, it is an interesting improvement to the simple role of putting yourself in danger to be rescued by the hero on duty. His role in the game's plot also becomes more important as Peter's emotional support now that he has also lost Aunt May.
We must consider the possibility that at the time of re-entering this saga, M.J. and Peter are not still together and have suffered a new breakup. But hoping for the best for them, maybe their relationship has moved on and when we meet them they will be a happy marriage.
Miles Morales has earned his role as full-fledged Spider-Man in the comics, he will soon star in a great animated film, and after finishing Insomniac's game we know that his presence in the game is not a simple wink to the fans. In the spirit of this game, where the role of mentors is so important to the story, what better way to turn Miles into a superhero than under the tutelage of Peter Parker?
That Miles will don the black leggings and climb the walls of Spider-Man 2 is practically a given. Already during this first title the players were able to test some skills such as invisibility or electrical attacks, which are the hallmark of this young Spider-Man. The presence of two heroes would also reveal an interesting escalation in the threat level.
With Miles sharing adventures with Peter, the door opens for Insomniac to explore Marvel's most arachnid corner: the Spider-Verse. This concept encompasses Spider-Man of different dimensions and timelines, such as Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Man of 2099, and Spider-Man Punk that we have already seen in the form of alternative suits. This multiplicity of realities is the perfect excuse to introduce one of the newly minted characters most loved by the publisher's readers: Spider-gwen.
This Spider-Woman is actually the Gwen stacy from a timeline in which Peter's girlfriend is the wall-climbing heroine. The character is increasingly prominent in the comics, and will make an appearance in the film Spider-Man: A New Universe, along with Miles Morales.