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Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Could Be a Chance to See These Classic Villains

Spider-Man 2 Kraven the Hunter
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Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is one of the most highly anticipated games coming to the PS5, and the gameplay trailer revealed during the May 2023 PlayStation Showcase fueled up the hype even more. Just like in the last game, we are very likely to see new depictions of iconic foes from the rogues’ gallery. Plenty haven’t been confirmed yet, but there are a number of villains we could see make an appearance during Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.

Green Goblin

The Green Goblin may be the the most recognizable villain from Spider-Man’s stories. There have been many individuals to take the mantle, but the best-known one has to be Norman Osborn. During the first game’s events, we saw Osborn as the New York City mayor with some dark secrets that led to the devil’s breath crisis. Moreover, the game’s revelations and details about Miles Morales could lead one to believe that the gears are set in motion for the appearance of the Goblin.


If you watched 2007 Spider-Man 3 movie, you may have already thought of this character as a possible villain who could appear in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. Although in the comics it’s never stated that William Baker (a.k.a. Flint Marko) was Uncle Ben’s murderer, it wouldn’t be the first time we see characters repurposed for the game’s storyline. Moreover, it would be an interesting reference to Sam Raimi’s movie to make him a villain here.


Another one of the classics, Mysterio is possibly one of the most interesting candidates to potentially appear as one of the Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 villains. This master of disguise appeared previously in games such as 2000’s Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, presenting himself as a real threat to the web-slinger. In addition, the Halloween party scene in Marvel’s Spider-Man would confirm this villain already exists in the game’s universe.


We may see an iteration of this villain, as he played a key role in the creation of Venom as one of Spidey’s sworn enemies. In the comics, his hatred of Eddie Brock began after he wrote an exclusive interview with a guy claiming to be Sin-Eater, only to later be revealed as a fraud when Spider-Man caught the real criminal. It incidentally ended Brock’s reporting career in the process.


The appearance of Kraven the Hunter in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 may lead to his half-brother joining the fray as well. Dmitri Nikolaievich Smerdyakov, better known as the Chameleon, has proven to be a headache for Spidey due to his uncanny ability to mimic any person’s looks and behavior. He may be an interesting challenge to confront in the new web-slinger game.

Frank Reyes
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Frank is a staff writer and tokusatsu fan from Colombia. The first game he remembers ever playing is PS1’s 102 Dalmatians. His favorite franchises are Persona/SMT, Harvest Moon, and Final Fantasy. When he's not writing, you'll find him building gunplas, reading manga, or furnishing his house in Eorzea.