Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 villains

If you want to know which pesky villains you’ll be punching next in the PS5 series, here’s everything we know about the Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 villains.

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 villains: Venom screaming

Who are the Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Villains? It’s safe to say that Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is one of the most anticipated games on PS5 in 2023, following the staggering success of the first entry and the standalone Miles Morales game. Alongside plenty of new features and Spidey suits galore, we’re also being treated to some new Spider-Man 2 PS5 villains.

While we’re waiting for the Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 release date, knowing what pesky villains we’ll be using our new powers and abilities against is a top priority to prepare yourself for the fights in New York City. If you’ve played the first Marvel’s Spider-Man, then you’ll already have some idea of who Peter Parker and Miles Morales are up against next in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. Though the sequel seeks to up the ante in nearly every way, giving fans every reason to be excited about Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 pre-orders.

Confirmed Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 villains

The confirmed Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 villains are:

  • Venom
  • Kraven
  • Lizard
  • Norman Osborn
  • Wraith
  • Mysterio

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 villains: Venom screeching with its arms out and mouth open.


From the official trailers so far, we can see that Venom will be one of the main villains in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. If you’ve played Insomniac’s first Marvel’s Spider-Man, you may recall the post-credit scene of Norman Osborn visiting his son, Harry Osborn. Harry is floating in a tank while being treated by a black substance, the Venom symbiote, due to Harry’s Oshtoran Syndrome. There was a similar post-credit scene in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales in which Harry wakes up to find the substance attached to himself.

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Venom will certainly be an interesting antagonist for Spider-Man’s second outing given that all evidence points to Harry Osborn, his childhood friend being the man behind the gloopy mask. Traditionally, Venom has been portrayed by Eddie Brock, a reporter for The Daily Bugle and Peter’s archenemy. But that doesn’t seem to be the path Insomniac Games is taking, with the developer confirming Eddie Brock won’t be Venom during Summer Game Fest 2023.

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 villains: Kraven standing with a grin, in a wooden environment at night.


Kraven is finally arriving in Insomniac’s version of New York, as revealed by the gameplay reveal trailerclass="gallery">. Known as Kraven the Hunter, he’s a ruthless trophy hunter looking to find the biggest hunt of his career, and with the various superheroes and villains plaguing New York, it’s no surprise that he’s heading to Peter and Miles’ home turf for his ultimate hunt.Marvel's Spider-Man 2 villains: Lizard


Dr. Curt Connors, better known as his alter-ego Lizard, is a villain that has been a pain for Spider-Man since his debut in the comics. After losing his arm, Connors was fascinated with reptiles that could grow new limbs after losing them, with Connors creating a reptilian serum that could help amputees regain their lost limbs.

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However, the serum had the unfortunate side effect of turning Dr. Curt Connors into a reptilian humanoid. While Peter Parker has been able to cure Connors numerous times, the Lizard frequently returns, and in Insomniac’s version, he seems to be getting bigger every time he sheds his skin.

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 villains: Norman Osborn with his hand on Harry's shoulder. The symbiote can be seen in a tank behind them.

Norman Osborn

Norman Osborn was a key character in the first game, manipulating others and harboring secrets about Oscorp, in spite of his position as the Mayor of New York City. Having hired Sable International to protect himself and Oscorp, Norman is partly responsible for all the chaos that ensued, particularly with Otto, better known as Doc Ock.

It’s evident that Norman is back up to his machinations, having been searching for a cure for his terminally-ill son and coming across the symbiote. In fact, we could even see Norman transform into the iconic Green Goblin, turning the dial up even further.

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 villains: Wraith


While technically not a villain, Wraith – the vigilante persona of police captain Yuri Watanabe – often dispenses justice with great cost. As more of an anti-hero, it’s possible Peter and/or Miles will run into ideological conflicts with Wraith, despite both wanting to put an end to the destruction and corruption of NYC.

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 villains: Mysterio


It looks like we’re finally going to see Quentin Beck himself make an appearance in Spider-Man 2, rather than whoever-the-heck was cosplaying him at the Halloween party in the original game (okay, we know it was Dr. Stratton, but the quip still stands).

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Although it was never officially confirmed that this is Beck himself in the ‘Expanded Marvel’s New York’ trailer, the signature colorway and nods to his classic suit in the character’s attire makes it pretty darn clear – we’re not hallucinating, promise.

Rumored Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 villains

Right now, one main suspected villain, besides Norman Osborn as Green Goblin, is Kingpin. The game is primed for a Kingpin comeback, which wouldn’t be too surprising as he is a core villain of the series. He served as one of the main antagonists of the first game and, chances are, he’s back to cause chaos once again.

That’s everything we know about the Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 villains right now. Venom is sure to provide interesting opposition to Peter, weaving into the story and narrative in interesting ways, beyond just being a villain for him to chase down. As such, it could just be one of the best PS5 games once it releases. If you just can’t get enough of Spider-Man, why not check out the Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 characters who will ally themselves with Peter, rather than try to end his crime-fighting behavior for good? Be sure to swing by again soon.