Players and comic book fans everywhere have tons to celebrate with the release of Marvel's Spider-Man 2 on PS5. The game is enjoying rave reviews from critics and gamers alike and has become over the past weekend the fastest-selling PlayStation-exclusive game ever, topping recent first-party titles such as Horizon: Forbidden West and God of War: Ragnarok.
On top of all the press and social media chatter, Insomniac Games developers and Spider-Man 2 voice actors have been talking extensively about the amazing sequel and their hopes for the (likely) future of the saga. The Candyman himself, Tony Todd, played Venom in the game, and fans are already asking for a spinoff a la Spider-Man: Miles Morales (2020). The surprise? Narrative director Jon Paquette hasn't shot the idea down. Adding to the hype over the weekend, during the Friends Per Second podcast, was creative director Bryan Intihar, who teased that if a third main game were to happen (it will happen), it could be the next step in the story arc that he so far compares to going from Iron Man to Civil War. "Where logically do we go from there? I think it would be pretty epic." You can watch the full clip here (via Okami Games on X).
There are two obvious answers to this question: If we think about his MCU comparisons, we could be looking at an Infinity War/Endgame-level story, which means either taking the scale of the central conflict to the next level (something we're not sure about for a Spider-Man-centric story) or bringing in some of the big Marvel superheroes repeatedly teased in the three games released so far. Another possibility is that the folks at Insomniac want to take on the concept of the Spider-Verse, which would line up well with what both Marvel and Sony are doing at the moment on the big screen. In the age of multiversal stories taking over several IPs, we'd bet all our chips on this option.
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