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Let’s Talk about Spider-Man 2’s Publish-Credit Scenes

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Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is out, and meaning we will discuss concerning the sport’s post-credits content material and the way the large PlayStation sequel appears to arrange some very attention-grabbing, and really predictable, eventualities for future video games and DLC. So uh, we’re gonna do it.

However earlier than we go any additional, an enormous ol’ spoiler warning is required. Significantly, I’m about to brazenly talk about Spider-Man 2’s ending and post-credits scenes. If you happen to haven’t completed Insomniac’s newest PS5-exclusive open-world superhero motion sport but and don’t need any surprises ruined earlier than you attain the top your self, that is your final likelihood to show round. You’ll be able to all the time come again and browse this later! Solely scroll down if you would like Spider-Man 2 spoiled, understood? Good. Okay, let’s go.

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Spider-Man 2 wraps up like most superhero tales, with our heroes—Peter Parker, Miles Morales, and Mary Jane Watson—saving the day, however not with out some sacrifices. After Peter Parker aka Spider-Man freed himself from the symbiote swimsuit, it re-joined with the dying Harry Osborn, greatest buddy of Parker and MJ. From there, Venom was fashioned, took again an alien MacGuffin that then let him unfold his symbiotic goo throughout NYC, and finally led to the citizenry being became symbiotic monsters. Issues acquired tough.

Ultimately, the Spider-Males and MJ work collectively and defeat the monsters, cease the invasion of New York, and Peter defeats Venom utilizing a cool new swimsuit. Nonetheless, within the course of, Harry almost dies and is now in a coma. Norman Osborn—Harry’s dad, wealthy CEO, and former mayor—may be very upset at Spider-Man and calls somebody inside his firm to ask them to carry him the “G-Serum.”

Norman Osborn visits Doc Ock

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That leads us to our first post-credits scene, that includes an indignant Norman Osborn visiting Dr. Otto Octavius aka Physician Octopus on the Raft—a jail for supervillains. Osborn has discovered that the doc is aware of who Spider-Man is and Harry’s dad actually needs that info. When Osborn tells Octavius that the Spider-Males “ruined” his son, the villain says “good” and is joyful that Osborn is experiencing “loss.” (Doc Ock doesn’t like Norman Osborn, in case you forgot.)

Then, after Osborn asks him what he’s writing, the supervillain menacingly replies “The ultimate chapter.” That is ominous and in addition could possibly be a reference to a controversial Spider-Man comics story arc that concerned Norman Osborn because the Inexperienced Goblin and revealed that Aunt Could didn’t die in a earlier story however was being held prisoner by Goblin. It was not a fan-favorite arc on the time, and right this moment, most individuals don’t keep in mind it fondly.

However contemplating by the top of Spider-Man 2 Norman Osborn appears to be heading down the trail that may lead him to change into Inexperienced Goblin, Aunt Could is lifeless, and Peter Parker is retiring as Spider-Man (one thing that occurs in The Last Chapter, too), it seems that Insomniac may truly adapt this arc, however seemingly with some large adjustments. Or the devs and writers are simply messing with followers.

Meet Albert Moon and his daughter

Anyway, after extra credit, Spider-Man 2 has one final shock to share in its second and last post-credits scene.

Throughout the primary marketing campaign, Miles Morales is just too busy being Spider-Man to fulfill up together with his mother’s new boyfriend. It’s clear that Insomniac is teasing one thing, nevertheless it’s not till the very finish of the sport, after all of the credit, that we get the reveal.

Miles and Hailey, after sharing a kiss, are hanging out in his room once they’re interrupted by a knock on the door. Miles’ mother is worked up that her son will lastly meet the brand new man in her life and solutions the door to introduce…Albert and his daughter Cindy. The music swells dramatically right here, in a approach that tells you “Hey, that is vital.” However most gamers will seemingly not perceive why. So what’s up?

Properly, Cindy Moon is a personality from the comics more commonly known as Silk. She’s a comparatively new spider-person, solely showing in comics since 2014. However she has a direct connection to Peter Parker. Within the comics, Moon acquired her powers from the exact same spider that bit Peter Parker. She has related powers to him, although she’s in a position to produce natural webbing and doesn’t depend on cartridges. She additionally boasts an eidetic reminiscence and is usually stated to be quicker than Peter, however not as sturdy.

And Albert is her dad. He uh…doesn’t have a really attention-grabbing backstory. I imply look at this Marvel Comics Wiki entry. It’s one paragraph. Poor man.

What does all of it imply?

The Norman Osborn scene is fairly simple to piece collectively. The dude hates Spider-Man a lot that he’s prepared to work with somebody he additionally hates, Doc Ock, to get his revenge in opposition to the webhead. I wouldn’t be shocked if another villains get entangled too and workforce as much as lastly kill Spider-Man. And since Peter Parker is seemingly retiring from the position, that may imply Miles is compelled to take care of it on his personal till the OG Spider-Man is compelled out of retirement one final time to cease his archenemies. That looks like the sort of story that you just save for an enormous sequel reasonably than DLC.

An image shows Silk as she appears in the comics.

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As for Cindy Moon aka Silk, I’m not as positive the place Insomniac goes with this tease. It’s potential Silk exhibits up in DLC and later performs an even bigger position within the (not but introduced however going to occur) Marvel’s Spider-Man 3. It’s additionally potential that she will get her personal spin-off, standalone journey like Miles Morales, introducing gamers to the latest spider-person and serving to get her settled within the universe earlier than the occasions of the subsequent large entry.

I’m very into the thought of a Silk-focused spin-off sport and I’m excited that Insomniac didn’t simply use Gwen Stacy aka Spider-Gwen as some followers had predicted or hoped, however as a substitute launched a more recent, lesser-known character into the franchise.

Nonetheless, Stacy’s most famous storyline, one which has been recreated in TV and movie, entails her getting killed by Inexperienced Goblin after he learns who Spider-Man is. So maybe Gwen Stacy will probably be part of the subsequent sport, however not as a superhero. Once more, we’ll have to attend and see what occurs.

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