After an overwhelmingly positive reception, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 continues to make headlines and capture the hearts of gamers. We had the same reaction while writing ours Spider-Man 2 review, and we’re sure you will too. Just like the previous game, Insomniac injects the latest Spidey game with an overarching story that connects flawlessly and leaves you emotional. Towards the end of Spider-Man 2, players will see a stream of cutscenes that hint at many things. We’re here today to discuss all the ending and post-credit scenes in this guide for you. So, without further ado, let’s get started.
Spoiler warning: This post contains massive spoilers for the final act of Spider-Man 2. Continue at your own risk.
End of Spider-Man 2: Peter finally retires
Insomniac Games had decided not to follow the traditional Spider-Man timeline in the comics. In the game’s universe, Peter Parker and Miles Morales work together in New York City to fight crime. But of course it doesn’t start that way. We already see Peter Parker as Spider-Man in the original 2018 game, fighting his way through various enemies and ultimately defeating Doctor Otto Octavius.
Near the end of the first game, we see Miles reveal to Peter that he too is starting to gain the same powers. However, it’s really in Spider-Man: Miles Morales that the namesake really comes into his own as he slowly gains independence. Most of that game is spent with Miles fighting alone and managing his new powers while Peter trains him.
After the brutal events of Spider-Man 2, which saw both Spiders put through the mill, Peter reveals to Miles that he is taking a step back and finally retired. After years of employment, the older Spider-Man wants to focus on the Emily-May foundation, which he will run himself now that Harry is out of the picture. Miles welcomes the news and the duo hug before young Spidey rushes off to help NYC again. While we can still play as Peter in free-roam, he’s essentially retired when it comes to the cannon story.
As expected, Insomniac handled both character arcs with grace. Peter Parker is a person who selflessly served New York as Spider-Man. However, his journey is riddled with much pain and loss. We see this and more as Peter loses Aunt May, battles rejection and dismissal, tries to manage his relationships, and sacrifices much of his life to be Spider-Man. The fact that he is finally allowed to retire and work on the foundation hints at a life outside the mask where he can still help.
On the other hand, Miles has been shown to be struggling with a lot of self-doubts and even wondering if he’s ready. However, we see a confident Miles assuring Peter that he has this in the ending of Spider-Man 2. This signifies his independence and his ability to rule New York City without Peter’s help. However, like a story as old as time, the city will once again fall victim to villains and if our young Spider-Man can’t handle it, Peter might just make a comeback in a potential Spider-Man 3.
Will we see Green-Goblin in Spider-Man 3?
Those who have completed Spider-Man 2 know the ending of the game involves beating Venom and remove it from Harry. However, the latter almost dies. And even though we bring him back to life, Harry falls into a coma and essentially returns to square one, as the post-credits of 2018’s Spider-Man showed him. Another ending scene in Spider-Man 2 shows Peter and MJ visiting an unconscious Harry in the hospital. Norman Osborn, Harry’s father, is already there and obviously furious about his son’s condition.
As the duo leaves while Normal flies into a rage, he makes a spontaneous decision. Norman calls his lab and tells them: “Prepare the G serum.” Without even saying anything, you can tell that the serum is “Norman’s Oz Formulaintended to give the user super strength and life. However, a fatal side effect is that the subject’s mind is disturbed, causing him to become evil. We saw this in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man starring Tobey Maguire.
However, it is not yet clear who will do that eventually becoming the Green Goblin use of this serum. In many film adaptations, we see both the father and son take on this personality depending on the serum used. Nostalgic fans, however, are more accustomed to Norman taking up this mantle. In Insomniac’s Spider-Man universe, Norman could inject his son Harry with it to heal him. However, that will inevitably lead to him becoming Green Goblin and the protagonist villain from Spider-Man 3. But since Harry has already made a grand appearance in the current game, we doubt that.
It’s more likely that Normal Osborn will inject himself with the G-Serum as a way to get revenge and wreak havoc in NYC. But what is clear is that the Green Goblin will most likely return in Marvel’s Spider-Man 3.
Doctor Octopus refers to his master plan
In a surprising turn of events, Dr. also appears. Otto Octavious during the ending of Spider-Man 2. The former supervillain is visited by Norman while trapped aboard the RAFT. A tearful Osborn asks Otto about the identities of both Spider-Man and her”his son ruined.” While Otto is pleased with the news, Norman notices the book he is writing and asks the same. Otto then replies: “The last chapter.” We don’t know about you, but that little hint is as subtle as a sledgehammer to the face.
It’s clear that Norman Osborn now harbors a deep-seated hatred of the Spider-Men because of his son. Given the history of Dr. Ock with Peter it is logical that he comes to him. If this continues, we might see the Green Goblin and Dr. Octopus work together and come after our heroes in Spider-Man 3.
The words ‘The Final Chapter’ refer to the connection between ‘The meeting of the five.” In this storyline, Norman initiates a ritual of the same name after surviving an attempt on his life. However, this does not concern Dr. Octopus and could therefore be a reference.
What’s more likely is that Insomniac Games uses familiar ground, but brings it from a completely different angle. Based on the pattern we’ve seen, this could very well be the case. After asking around among my colleagues for a final comic chapter related to Spider-Man 2, I couldn’t find anyone who had seen Harry Don Venom before.
If Insomniac continues to set new precedents, this crossover against Peter and Miles will certainly be something new and unique. For us, this also forms the perfect basis for a Spider-Man 3, which is starting to seem more and more likely. However, the number 3 should contain three playable characters, right? Keep reading to find out more about that.
Will Cindy Moon be in Spider-Man 3?
Although this is a small post-credits scene, it is also the last and worth mentioning. After all of the above is completed, Miles finally meets his mother’s new dating partner. For context, Rio Morales wanted to introduce her son earlier, but the events of Spider-Man 2 took up all his time. Nevertheless, Rio proposes to Albert, her partner, who is a daughter named Cindy. For those of you who don’t know, Cindy Moon is from Earth-616 and ultimately wears the avatar “Silk‘ as a hero himself.
While we don’t want to jump to too many conclusions, it’s worth speculating that Peter, Miles, and Silk could form a powerful trio in Spider-Man 3 to defeat the Green Goblin and Dr. Ock to beat. But even if that doesn’t work out, Silk could very well appear in a standalone game or at least as DLC for Spider-Man 2, making her a playable character. With all this information given to us, it was no wonder that many people wanted to explain the ending of Spider-Man 2.
That was the end of Spider-Man 2, explained for all of you. As you can already see, the ending of Spider-Man 2 has developed into an exciting prequel that could have a devastating sequel. And we are all for it. Until that happens, though, there’s still a lot to do in Spider-Man 2 itself.
For starters, check these out best Spider-Man 2 tips and tricks to play the game well. Once you’re done, this will help you build your collection best suits Peter And Miles. You can finish all that by learning it master Webwings. So, what do you think of Spider-Man 2’s explained ending? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!