Peter Parker and Harry in Spider-Man 2.
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Spider-Man 2 director will ‘listen to the fans’ on possible Venom spin-off

More Venom?

Spider-Man 2 has only recently hit shelves but already Insomniac is thinking about the future. The first Spider-Man game received a spin-off, Miles Morales, so it’s natural to wonder whether the sequel will also feature a sequel, perhaps this time starring Venom. According to senior narrative director Jon Paquette, Insomniac is waiting to see how the fans react before they decide on the direction of a possible spinoff.

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As Paquette explains, the main question Insomniac asks itself is “what do the fans really want?” Then, they try to give them that. After Spider-Man 2‘s successful launch, the studio does need some recovery time but discussing ideas will resume once everyone has “had time to sleep and take vacations.”

Harry in Spider-Man 2.
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Venom and his 19 inches

In Paquette’s interview with Insider, he reveals that the aim was for the game to be “one of the best Venom stories you’ve ever experienced.” To do this, they would need an amazing voice actor, and it was found that Candyman‘s Tony Todd was the man for the job. When crafting the tale, Insomniac drew from the Spider-Man comics, but the studio still puts a unique twist on things.

It’s not hard to imagine a Venom spin-off being celebrated, as it appears the character has already struck a chord with players. Part of his popularity comes from a viral PlayStation Tweet falling victim to bad phrasing when describing the Venom statue that comes with the Collector’s Edition.

In Spider-Man 2, Venom’s symbiote is discovered to help heal sickness and make its host feel stronger than ever. The longer it sticks around, however, the more it shows its sinister side, but by then it may be too late.

Venom is a handful, but Peter doesn’t have to face him alone. He receives help from Miles Morales, who you can also play as.


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