Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will be released in September, reveals Venom Voice Actor
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, the highly anticipated sequel to 2018’s web-based odyssey Marvel’s Spider-Man, will be released in September. That’s according to Venom voice actor Tony Todd, who responded to a fan sharing his excitement on Twitter. “Looks like September!” Massive publicity coming in August,” he replied, asking fans to hold their breath. Todd rose to fame in Hollywood with the candy man series of slasher horror movies, and this information was in no way tweeted in an official capacity. Developer Insomniac Games could very well change it, but having the detail from someone directly involved in the game is reassuring.
The release window puts Spider-Man 2 in a direct contest against Bethesda’s upcoming space RPG, Starfield, which was recently delayed to September 6. Spider Man and Spider-Man: Miles Morales created Venom as a new antagonist, possibly inhabited by Harry Osborn, whose presence was limited to audio logs and calls in the first game. His voice actor Scott Porter – who also played Heimdall in God of War Ragnarök – won’t return, saying the studio wanted to go photo real in Spider-Man 2 and that the age difference between the actor and the character posed a problem for the facial model. The studio previously recast the Peter Parker actor, making him look youthful – going from John Bubniak to Yuri Lowenthal.
It looks like September! Massive publicity coming in August. Ads start dropping in August so I’m told. Hold on to… and hold your breath! going to be needed
—Tony Todd (@TonyTodd54) March 21, 2023
Spider-Man 2 sees Lowenthal and Nadji Jeter reprise their roles as Parker and Miles Morales, respectively, in a hit epic, with the promise of new costumes, villains, and “cool dialogue tech,” as he pushes the PS5 hardware to its limits. Late last year, before Sony even confirmed a Fall/Fall release window for the meme, one of the writers, Jamie Mayer, inadvertently revealed it on his personal website. “Much of the development team” who worked on Spider-Man are returning for the sequel, including creative director Bryan Intihar and game director Ryan Smith. “We’ve been blessed to work with so many incredibly talented actors in our Spider Man games, and Tony has been a terrific addition to the cast,” said Ryan Schneider, Head of Franchise Strategy and Studio Relations, Insomniac Games, in a 2021 blog post.
Insomniac Games is also working on a standalone Wolverine game, with creative director Brian Horton and game director Cameron Christian leading development. Both previously led work on Spider-Man: Miles Morales. “In line with our Spider Man games, our goal here is to not only respect the DNA of what makes the character so popular, but also look for opportunities to make it fresh and truly reflect the Insomniac spirit,” Schneider said during the initial reveal. Insomniac’s Spider-Men will also make an appearance in the upcoming Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse movie, though just how significant their role is is unclear.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will be released in September, exclusively on PS5.
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