A few aspects of Venom have become well-known staples throughout the previous 35 years, transcending most character variations and making him one of Spider-Man’s most iconic and beloved enemies.
The identity of the Symbiote’s human host is a constant in the series. There have been several hosts for the Venom Symbiote over the years, including Flash Thompson, Mac Gargan, and even Deadpool, but Eddie Brock is by far the most prevalent and well-known. Venom in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 isn’t Eddie Brock, though; that’s an Insomniac Games surprise.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will be released on October 20, 2023, and Insomniac Games’ Creative Director Bryan Intihar made a surprise visit at Summer Game Fest to show off some brand-new concept art.
Intihar, though, had more news to share at Summer Game Fest. Intihar stated in a short interview with host Geoff Keighley that Eddie Brock will not play Venom in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. Even though Intihar didn’t say who would be wearing the suit, the game’s hints and one of the new pieces of concept art seem to indicate a particular host.