A sequel to Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 should focus on Miles Morales, allowing for character development and a sensible setup for Marvel’s Spider-Man 3. Cindy Moon’s introduction in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 hints at her future as a playable character, and a Miles Morales sequel would be the perfect opportunity to develop her character further. Miles Morales deserved more screen time in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, and a sequel to his standalone game would allow for more focus on his story and relationships while leaving room for other characters in Marvel’s Spider-Man 3.

Now that many players have completed Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, they are anxiously awaiting what comes next for the franchise. Although the upcoming addition of a New Game + mode to the game will certainly give fans some extra time in Peter’s and Miles’ shoes, the prospect of a sequel has them even more excited. Thankfully, Insomniac has all but confirmed through interviews and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2‘s cliffhanger ending that their Spider-Man series will continue, but the question is whether its next installment will indeed be Marvel’s Spider-Man 3.

While Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 sets up Marvel’s Spider-Man 3 in several ways, the series might be better off moving on to a Miles Morales sequel instead for the time being. With Miles now apparently becoming New York’s lead superhero, a sequel focusing only on him would provide plenty of opportunities for further character development, as well as a more sensible setup for Marvel’s Spider-Man 3.

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The end of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 sees Peter Parker handing off the reins to Miles Morales, placing him in charge of protecting the city for a while. At this point, Peter is not only exhausted, but he is also ready to focus on other things in his life — a steady job, the Emily-May Foundation, and, of course, Mary Jane. He has come to terms with the fact that he cannot properly balance the life of a civilian with that of a superhero, and he has chosen a normal life, at least for a season.

It’s assumed that Peter will only be taking a break for a period, but it has also been confirmed by narrative director Ben Arfmann and advanced writer Brittney Morris in an interview with Gizmodo that Miles has officially become the lead Spider-Man for the series moving forward. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean Peter is completely out of the picture, as Miles can still run the show with Peter as his backup. After all, it seems ethically unreasonable to retire Peter so early, as both his special abilities and his youth obligate him to continue serving the greater good.

Barring Peter’s leave of absence only being temporary, it wouldn’t make sense for Marvel’s Spider-Man 3 to be the next installment in Insomniac’s franchise if Peter weren’t able to participate. It also wouldn’t make sense for Peter to jump back into the fray that quickly when he only just decided to take a break for a while. Unless Marvel’s Spider-Man 3 features a massive time jump, a Miles Morales sequel might be a perfect opportunity to emphasize Miles’ new role as lead Spider-Man while simultaneously providing Peter with the time off that he needs.

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One of the post-credits scenes for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 introduces Cindy Moon, who is known in the comics as Silk — a superhero who was bitten by the same radioactive spider that bit Peter Parker. The scene ends with Miles, his mother, and Hailey greeting Cindy and her father, Albert, at the door to the Morales’ apartment. However, as soon as Cindy is introduced, she waves, and the screen goes black before her face is revealed.

It can only be assumed that Cindy will eventually become a playable character, especially now that players are used to alternating between two different superheroes thanks to Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. If she does eventually become a playable superhero, a sequel to Miles Morales would be the perfect time for her character to be introduced, as the attention would then not also be split with Peter Parker. Additionally, her arrival at Miles’ door at the end of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 could very well be an indicator of her appearance in a Miles Morales sequel.

If some time were spent developing Cindy’s character throughout Miles Morales 2, and some relationships were formed between her, Miles, and Peter on the side, it might be more than enough of a setup to introduce a healthy rotation between the three superheroes for an exciting, climactic battle in Marvel’s Spider-Man 3. This would allow Marvel’s Spider-Man 3 to focus more on the elimination of any looming threats like Green Goblin, as well as a potential redemptive character arc for Harry Osborn, rather than making the story all about the characters themselves.

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Those who have played through Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 know that the story doesn’t give Miles as much screen time as Peter. While that may be justifiable to some degree, considering the story’s primary emotional conflict revolves around Peter’s relationships with Mary Jane and Harry, it doesn’t make the thought that Miles deserved more any less noticeable. Although Miles has now taken over as lead Spider-Man, meaning he will receive more recognition in any future installments, a sequel to Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales would provide enough opportunity to center the focus on him, just as Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 did with Peter.

There are plenty of stories that apply only to Miles that would distract from other characters who might appear in Marvel’s Spider-Man 3. For example, the new relationship between Miles and Martin Li could be further developed in another Miles Morales game, even though Miles has confirmed he will never forgive Li. Another obvious story is the budding romantic relationship between Miles and Hailey, which Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 only really begins as the game is ending. Finally, since Miles’ mother Rio is now dating Albert Moon, Cindy Moon’s father, that alone could create a conflict of interest that a Miles Morales sequel could address.

There are more than enough reasons for Insomniac to continue their Marvel’s Spider-Man series by releasing a sequel to Miles Morales before they move on to Marvel’s Spider-Man 3. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2‘s ending is a clear indication of where the developers are going with the franchise in terms of Miles taking over as the main Spider-Man, so another standalone title for the superhero would help further develop him for that role. It remains to be seen whether Insomniac will give Miles another sequel of his own, but it might be in the best interest of the overall story for them to do so.

 While it might make some sense for Marvel’s Spider-Man 3 to be the series’ next installment, a Miles Morales sequel would benefit it even more.  Read More