Marvel's Spider-Man 2 seemingly recasting Harry Osborn

Marvel's Spider-Man 2
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Marvel's Spider-Man 2 is apparently ditching the voice of Harry Osborn from the first game.

According to a since-deleted tweet from actor Scott Porter (handily captured on Imgur), Marvel's Spider-Man 2 is going in a different direction with Harry Osborn for the sequel. Developer Insomniac decided to go "photo real" for Osborn in Spider-Man 2, according to Porter, which left him out of a role since there's a drastic age gap between the actor and the character he portrayed.

"I was bummed but I get it. Gonna be an incredible game," Porter's tweet concluded. This tweet from the actor seemingly points to a rework of Harry Osborn behind the scenes, with developer Insomniac possibly redesigning the character's face, if they've truly titled towards "photo real" graphics instead. 

You might recall a similar thing happened to none other than Peter Parker. When Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered launched in 2020, Insomniac gave Peter Parker a brand new face, apparently in order to "bring the best performances to players," Insomniac said at the time.

Considering Marvel's Spider-Man 2 is being designed exclusively for the new-gen PS5 console, perhaps it's not a huge surprise that Insomniac has apparently decided to overhaul another character for better looks. No matter the news, we finally know Harry Osborn is actually returning for the sequel in some capacity, at least.

Given Insomniac recently reassured fans that Marvel's Spider-Man 2 is "still slated for 2023," it shouldn't be too long before we get another look at the highly anticipated sequel. 

Check out our full upcoming PS5 games guide for a complete look at all the other games on the horizon for Sony's new-gen console. 

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.