The excitement for Insomniac Games highly anticipated Spider-Man 2 game continues to build, with Creative Director Bryan Intihar giving a fascinating tease during a recent soundtrack listening party livestream. As the event created to an end, Intihar couldn't help but wonder, "Where is Daredevil?" This mysterious a suggestion has fans guessing about the Marvel superhero's likely participation in the upcoming release.
This enigmatic remark comes on the heels of a recent game update that restored a Daredevil reference within the game's open world. The very first Spider-Man game had a sign on a New York City building that said "Nelson & Murdock: Attorneys at Law," a clear attention to Daredevil's secret identity, Matt Murdock. Furthermore, Daredevil's presence in the game's collectibles was acknowledged by Peter Parker, building his position in the Insomniac Spider-Man universe.
When the sequel was released however, many were confused by the lack of this connection, and no official explanation was provided. This deletion drew criticism, especially because many other Marvel references remained in the game. Thankfully, an update this week corrected the situation, restoring the "Nelson & Murdock" sign. Intihar joked about the development on Twitter, writing, "Guess they paid their rent..."
Intihar has stated that Insomniac's Spider-Man games and the next Wolverine game will live together in the same Marvel universe. During an appearance on Kinda Funny Games, he said, "They're all 1048," referring to the games' shared the chronology of events
When asked why Wolverine didn't make a cameo or make a reference in Spider-Man 2, Intihar addressed the choice, saying, "There was a decision not to do it... I believe we wanted to let that employees cook for us, and who knows what the future holds, but for now, let them do their thing."
The Wolverine game and Spider-Man 2 were both unveiled at a PlayStation Showcase event in September 2021, with the former still in the early stages of production. Brian Horton and Cameron Christian, the creative architects behind the successful Spider-Man: Miles Morales game, are in charge of the standalone Wolverine release. Fans are buzzing with excitement as they await additional developments and the possible inclusion of Daredevil into the ever-expanding Marvel gaming universe.