Ahead of the PlayStation Showcase, Marvel's Spider-Man 2 fans mourn their favourite meme

Marvel's Spider-Man 2
(Image credit: Insomniac Games)

A possible imminent trailer for Marvel's Spider-Man 2 has fans distraught over losing one of the only images they've ever known of the sequel.

Let's rewind a bit. Back in mid-2021, when Spider-Man 2 was officially announced, the image below was one of the few screenshots to come of the reveal trailer, showing Miles Morales and Peter Parker teaming up together. Fast forward to now, and this is still, somehow, one of the few screenshots we have of Insomniac's sequel.

Marvel's Spider-Man 2

(Image credit: SIE/Marvel)

This caused the image to gain cult status among the Spider-Man fandom. The last few months in particular have seen the image of the dynamic duo rise to new heights as a meme, as Miles and Peter were transported against their will into various other games, just like the image below.

"Miles, we should stick that needle in our arm" from r/SpidermanPS4

Today on May 24, Sony is set to premiere their blockbuster PlayStation Showcase, and it's expected Marvel's Spider-Man 2 will have a huge presence at the presentation. This expectation of new footage and screenshots has brought about posts like the one below, where Spidey fans are sad to say goodbye to their beloved image.

"Miles, this pose of us is finally fading away from the memory of r/spidermanps4. We're free." from r/SpidermanPS4

It's been a long road for the decidedly chill image of Miles and Pete, but now that road might just be coming to an end. If we really are in for new footage of Insomniac's sequel later today, this older image will probably be left in the dust, as millions of Spidey fans worldwide pore over every new screenshot and detail from the PlayStation Showcase.

September 9, 2021 - May 24, 2023 from r/SpidermanPS4

It's strange to think that it hasn't even been two years since Marvel's Spider-Man 2 was announced, but it still feels like forever ago. We're finally nearing the end of the long, winding road for Insomniac's sequel though, as Marvel's Spider-Man 2 is set to launch at some point before the end of 2023.

Check out our full guide on how to watch the PlayStation Showcase for info on where and when the presentation is debuting.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.