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Who Is Tony Todd, Voice of Venom In Spider-Man 2?

By Dean James

September 9, 2021

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is one of the most anticipated PS5 games and the game’s first trailer got us even more hyped by giving us our first look at Venom, who we learned would be voiced by veteran actor Tony Todd.

The original Marvel’s Spider-Man was released back in 2018 and broke all sorts of sales records for a PlayStation exclusive, which was followed up last year with the very successful Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales.

Insomniac Games had let it be known that they were working on the full sequel Spider-Man 2 and today’s PlayStation Showcase gave us that very first trailer that introduced a horror film icon as the fan-favorite Venom.

  • MORE: Insomniac had a duo of announcements during the showcase.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Trailer Information

The first trailer for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 was full of hype, as we see both Peter Parker and Miles Morales fighting bad guys while being narrated by who seems to be Kraven the Hunter.

For anyone that has played the first game and Miles Morales, it was all but a certainty that Venom would also be brought into the mix, which happens at the end of the trailer.

Based on the first game, it would seem that Venom will be Harry Osborn instead of Eddie Brock, but it’s always possible that could be a fakeout. We have no way of knowing for sure at this point, because we only saw Venom himself with the menacing voice of Tony Todd behind it.

Who is Spider-Man 2’s Venom, Tony Todd?

There is a very good chance that you’ve heard Tony Todd’s voice in something over the years, while also not actually knowing what his name was. That is because he has been known for his fantastic voice above anything else, even though he has his fair share of on-screen roles as well.

He made his film debut back in 1986 as Sgt. Warren in Platoon and has been a very prolific actor ever since. Todd currently has 239 actor credits on IMDB, where he is most well known for playing The Candyman in the Candyman films. This includes his return as the character in the new film that just came out a couple of weeks ago as well.

Todd has had plenty of on-screen television roles as well, including shows like Star Trek, Chuck, and more. One of the most recognizable in recent years might be his voice-only role as Zoom in the second season of The Flash a few years ago.

Needless to say, there have been plenty of roles that you may have at least heard Todd in over the years. When trying to think of people to voice Venom in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Insomniac could not have gotten any better than Tony Todd.

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Dean James
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Dean has been a lifelong gamer ever since he got an SNES as his first game system and has continued to stay passionate about gaming ever since. He has always had a soft spot for most anything Nintendo, especially related to The Legend of Zelda and Mario series. Beyond that, he loves a variety of different games across all platforms, ranging from RPGs like Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts to sports titles like MLB The Show.

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