Well, this might be shocking news to you or you actually played Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 blindfolded with earplugs. It has been confirmed that Miles Morales is the main Spider-Man going forward in the Insomniac games. We got this confirmation from Insomniac Games’ Brittney Morris and Ben Arfman in a recent interview with Gizmodo.
Here’s what both Morris and Arfman had to say when asked about Miles being the main Spider-Man (spoilers of course):
It always felt very natural, and I think we all collectively thought it would happen. To me, it shows a great deal of evolution from Miles; at the beginning of the game, we see him struggling to figure out what he wants to do with his life. By the end, we had Miles carrying the burden of saving the city, and also carrying Pete when Pete wasn’t strong enough to carry himself at various points.
That’s what’s been so cool about writing a story about two Spider-Men: they’re both strong, and one of them can be strong when the other is not. By the end, Miles is more confident and he’s like, “Yeah, I got this. How much worse can things get after what we just went through?” – Morris
To echo what Brittney said: the idea of a two Spider-Man story was always really essential to this game. I think pretty early on, we knew that we wanted to have that moment of handing the reins over. And as we developed it, as we started to lay down more track leading up to that moment, it just felt more and more right.
I think it was Jon who wrote that scene in Aunt May’s garage, and it’s one of my favorite scenes. The way that Miles intuits exactly what Pete is thinking and stops him from stumbling through trying to hand over the mask. Miles going, “You know I got this, bro,” it’s such a great moment between the two of them. And it felt like such a natural conclusion; I’m not sure when specifically we decided to do that, but it always felt like the only way the game could end. – Arfman
Miles Morales being the main Spidey going forward is great. He’s been my favorite Spider-Man since 2011 when Bendis was writing him for Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man. I think this was a great move from Insomniac Games.
The discourse about Miles being the main Spider-Man will always be silly and it’s like clockwork. Miles becomes the main Spidey in comics “he’s not Spider-Man,” gets his own solo film “he’s not Spider-Man,” and is the strongest and main Spidey in Insomniac “he’s not Spider-Man.”
I’ve been seeing these complaints from “fans” for years, and it’s always great to see that Miles will just always be loved and social media noise isn’t as loud as people think. I can’t wait to see what Insomniac will do in the future, just as long I don’t see that new suit.