Marvel's Spider-Man 2 could be dabbling in the multiverse

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 PS5 gameplay screenshot
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Marvel's Spider-Man 2 fans are speculating the sequel could incorporate multiverse elements.

This all stems from a PlayStation Blog post that came shortly after the new Marvel's Spider-Man 2 trailer earlier this week at the PlayStation Showcase for May 2023. The fan just below, joined by tonnes of others on Twitter, thinks that because a specific iteration of Earth is mentioned in the PlayStation Blog post, this alludes to the multiverse entering Insomniac's sequel.

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"I mean he’s been apart of multiversal stuff already both in comics and he’s in the movie so," responds one Twitter user, pointing out Spider-Man's extensive history in the multiverse. After all, we're due for another multiverse escapade next month when Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse releases in theatres on June 2, in which Insomniac's Spider-Man actually has a cameo.

Even Spider-Man: No Way Home just a few years ago ventured into the multiverse on the big screen for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There's definitely a lot of history that ties in Spider-Man to various multiverse plots and strands, but we don't know yet whether Insomniac's sequel will actually lean into these elements at all, or just stick firmly to its own dimension.

If it does go full multiverse, the sequel stands to get even more packed than it already is. We know the likes of Venom, Lizard, Kraven the Hunter, Wraith, Black Cat, Taskmaster, and other villains will be fighting Peter Parker and Miles Morales, making for one stacked character roster. If that gets even bigger with multiverse threats, could it be a little too much for just one game to handle?

Marvel's Spider-Man 2's latest trailer didn't reveal a release date, but Insomniac says it's coming soon. Elsewhere in the fan theories department, some think we're in for a very different spin on Venom, and there's actually some pretty compelling evidence from the comics backing it up. 

For a complete guide to every returning and new character for the sequel, you can check out our Marvel's Spider-Man 2 all heroes and villains recap for more. 

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.