Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Should Introduce Gwen Stacy, Player Requests

A fan suggested Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 should introduce Gwen Stacy to Insomniac’s Marvel universe, prompting a debate around what her role should be.

Some fans want to see Gwen Stacy appear in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, prompting debate on what role she should play in the upcoming game’s story – and whether or not she should take up her costumed persona of Spider-Gwen. In the mainstream Earth-616 Marvel Universe, Gwen Stacy was the doomed initial love interest of Peter Parker, whose life was cut tragically short at the hands of the Green Goblin in one of Spider-Man’s most memorable and transformative storylines.    

However, Marvel’s multiverse would feature several alternate versions of Gwen Stacy who are still alive, the most notable of which is the Earth-65 integration of the character – known as The Amazing Spider-Gwen. As her name implies, this version of Gwen received Spider-Man’s fabled web-slinging superpowers instead of Peter, and went on to be an incredibly popular character in her own right – so much so that she was eventually brought into the main comic universe. Spider-Gwen gained even more attention after being featured in the hit 2018 animated feature Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. Naturally, fans are wondering if Gwen will make an appearance in Insomniac’s critically acclaimed Spider-Man games, fueled in part by a tweet made shortly after the release of Marvel’s Spider-Man in 2018 that suggested that she was still alive in the Ratchet & Clank developer’s new gaming universe.

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