Insomniac Games announced the sequel to 2018's Marvel's Spider-Man at PlayStation Showcase. Offering in-game looks at a newly revamped Spider-Man and Miles Morales, Venom was also showcased and will be played by Candyman's Tony Todd.
While details on the 2023 release remain minimal, Vice President of Marvel Games, Bill Rosemann, has shed some light on the game. Speaking on a This Week In Marvel podcast, Rosemann used the original Star Wars trilogy as a reference for the sequel's tone.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Will Be "A Little Darker", Says Vice President Of Marvel Games
Rosemann compares the aforementioned title to Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, highlighting its darker theme:
If Marvel’s Spider-Man was Star Wars, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is kind of our Empire Strikes Back. It gets a little darker. It’s the next big chapter.
The trailer also provided a similar vibe, with the sinister symbiote appearing from New York's murky shadows. Though Spider-Man's return is a few years out, the web-slinger is still set to make his appearance in Marvel's Avengers this year.