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. A question on the top of everyone’s minds though is who are the Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 villains?
While we’re waiting for an exact Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 release date, knowing what pesky villains we’ll be using our new powers and abilities against is top priority. 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.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 villains
From the official Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 reveal trailer released at the PlayStation Showcase, we can see that Venom will be the main villain 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.
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.
The reveal trailer also points towards Kraven the Hunter possibly featuring as a Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 villain, as sharp-earned fans recognised the voice, and some of the henchmen that Peter and Miles fight in the trailer fit Kraven’s style.
Other possible Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 villains include Wraith and Lizard as minor villains. Wraith, known as Yuri Watanabe prior to her transformation in The City That Never Sleeps DLC for Marvel’s Spider-Man, is now a ruthless vigilante. While she isn’t strictly a villain, she could serve as a minor antagonist given her disagreements with Peter over how to deal with the villains long-term. Lizard on the other hand, also known as Curt Connors, could feature as a supporting villain given his relation to Harry Obsorn. In the Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales post-credit scene, we see that Connors is enlisted by Norman Osborn to research Harry’s illness, and ultimately seems to release Harry from the tank at the orders of Norman.
That’s everything we known about the Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 villains. Venom is sure to provide interesting opposition to Peter, tugging at the heart-strings once again. If you just can’t get enough of Spider-Man, why not check out the Marvel’s Midnight Suns cast which also includes Yuri Lowenthal as Peter Parker!