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 looking menacing.

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 a top priority to prepare yourself for the fights in New Your 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.

Confirmed Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 villains

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

  • Venom
  • Kraven
  • Lizard


From the official Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 reveal trailer released at the PlayStation Showcase in 2021, 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 are heading down.


Kraven is finally arriving in Insomniac’s version of New York, as revealed by the gameplay reveal trailer. Known as Kraven the Hunter, he’s a ruthless trophy hunter looking to find the biggest hunt of his career, and with the various superhero and villains plaguing New York, it’s no surprise that he’s heading to Peter and Miles’ home turf for his ultimate hunt.

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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.

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.

Rumored Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 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. The game also primed Kingpin for a comeback which wouldn’t be too surprising as he is a core villain of the series.

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. 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?