Insomniac Games’ Creative Director Bryan Intihar is doing a victory lap following the successful launch of Marvel’s Spider-Man last week which includes going around to a variety of media outlets to talk about some of the game’s biggest moments. Recently, he appeared on a spoilercast for Marvel’s Spider-Man with Kinda Funny and over the course of the episode was asked about some of the biggest moments from the game in addition to some slight details about the potential future of the franchise.
It should go without saying but there are major spoilers to come for Marvel’s Spider-Man in this piece. Seriously, do not scroll down any further unless you want the ending of the game spoiled for you. Still here? Okay, then let’s go.
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At one point in the podcast, Intihar was asked about the possibility of a future game following Marvel’s Spider-Man and how it would handle now having two Spider-Men in both Peter Parker and Miles Morales. Would Peter need to always remain central to the story or could Insomniac opt to do something different and choose to focus entirely on Miles in a sequel?
Intihar said, “I think that’s the fun. There’s a plan. I think there are many different ways we can go. Also, I just want to digest what people are thinking about the game.”
While details on what might come next are clearly sparse, it’s obvious that Marvel’s Spider-Man will indeed be a franchise moving forward and Insomniac still seems to be the developer tied any future installments.
One other interesting nugget from the conversation comes also occurred when Intihar was asked about the epilogue of Marvel’s Spider-Man when we see what has transpired with Harry Osborn. In the game’s ending cutscene, Harry is entrapped in a glass case filled with green liquid but perhaps what’s most interesting is that the symbiote–the black goo that later becomes Venom–seems to be in the case surrounding Harry.
Obviously, Intihar didn’t tip his hand too much to just what this could mean, but he did talk about the Black Suit version of Spider-Man and why it wasn’t included in the game. “I think that something like that suit deserves its day in the spotlight. Just making it an unlockable suit wouldn’t be doing it justice,” Intihar said. He continued, “It’s one of the best stories for Spider-Man and I think that it’s a complex story. That story needs to be told and it needs to be told in the way that Insomniac would tell it.”
It’s way too early to put much stock in any of this, but it definitely seems like Insomniac and Intihar are wanting to go down the route of the Black Suit saga in a subsequent Spidey game. Of course, keep your expectations in check because it’s going to be an incredibly long time before this sequel arrives and there could be a lot that changes between now and then. Still, the idea of going down this story route is personally a thrill to me as the Black Suit storyline is one of my favorites in Spider-Man history. Assuming it’s the story they opt to tell next time, I can’t wait to see how they put their own spin on it.
You can find the full podcast in video form down below if you’d like to listen in. Assuming you’ve beat Marvel’s Spider-Man, it’s a really fun discussion that doesn’t just touch on all of the biggest moments from the game’s story but also provides from great insight into the development of the project. Check it out if you’ve got some spare time on your hands.