Spider-Man Speculation Abounds as to the Future of Upcoming Titles
The developers behind the popular PlayStation 5 exclusive, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, have officially declared Miles Morales as the “main” Spider-Man moving forward. This announcement has ignited speculation among fans regarding the potential directions that Insomniac may explore in Spider-Man 3 and other upcoming titles within the franchise.
Warning: Spoilers for Spider-Man 2 Ahead
In an interview with Gizmodo, Insomniac’s narrative director, Ben Arfmann, and advanced writer, Brittney Morris, discussed the ending of Spider-Man 2, which symbolizes the passing of the torch from Peter Parker to Miles Morales. The pivotal in-game conversation between the two characters sets the tone for this transition:
“Pete. I got this. All of it. Go be Peter Parker for a while.” “Are you sure? It’s a big city.” “I can handle it. As long as I can still call you for advice.” “You don’t need it.”
Gizmodo questioned Arfmann and Morris about the decision to feature Miles as the “main” hero from now on. Morris responded by stating that this direction felt natural and showcased significant character development for Miles. She emphasized his growth throughout the game, from uncertainty about his life’s path to becoming a confident and capable hero, even supporting Peter when he needed it most.
This revelation has sparked intense discussions among fans of the franchise, pondering the implications for future titles. While some speculate the possibility of another Miles Morales spin-off, others consider the potential of a Venom-focused game. Notably, Insomniac has already hinted at a Venom spin-off, and the developer’s Wolverine game is set in the same universe as its Spider-Man games. Furthermore, there’s the highly anticipated Spider-Man 3 on the horizon.
One of the most astonishing theories circulating within the fan community is the potential death of Peter Parker in Spider-Man 3. This would represent a significant departure from having Peter merely retire from the role of Spider-Man. Some believe that Peter may meet his demise while attempting to save New York from the Green Goblin, a character teased at the end of the second game.
It’s important to note that these theories and speculations remain unconfirmed at this point, and fans will have to wait a while longer to discover Insomniac’s plans for the future of the franchise.