Who Is [SPOILER] In The Post-Credits Scene?

Summary

  • The post-credits scene in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 introduces Cindy Moon, the secret identity of Silk.
  • Silk is a fellow web-slinging hero and may appear in a future installment.
  • The mid-credits scene also hints at who the next game’s villains might be, and how Silk factors into all that.

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The post-credits scene in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 features a mystery character who could have a big role to play in future games. The game has both a mid-credits scene and a post-credits scene: one sets up a potential villain, and the other sets up a potential ally. Together, they put a nice button on Spider-Man 2‘s story, which has Peter Parker and Miles Morales collaborating to save a symbiote-infected Harry Connors and stop Venom’s attempted invasion of the Earth. While they’re understandably cryptic, as these post-credits scenes typically are, they do give players a fair bit to work with when guessing what might come next.


[Warning: This article contains spoilers for the post-credits scenes and ending of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.]

In the end, Peter and Miles do save Harry and stop the invasion, but Harry is left comatose by the symbiote infestation. In the final cutscenes, an enraged Norman Osborn requests a preparation of G-serum for his son, which could have something to do with a potential sequel’s villain. That’s a story for another day, though – for now, in the post-credits scenes, Miles Morales has a more pressing problem. His mom has started dating again.


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Silk Appears In Spider-Man 2’s Post-Credits Scene

Hailey, Miles, And Rio Look On Through An Apartment Doorway As Cindy Moon, Seen From Behind, Waves Hello In A Screenshot From Marvel'S Spider-Man 2.

One of the two post-credits scenes in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 briefly introduces Cindy Moon, also known as Silk. Silk debuted in the April 2014 issue of The Amazing Spider-Man #1, as yet another web-slinging hero bitten by the same radioactive spider as Peter. The post-credits scene begins with MIles’ friend and neighbor Hailey arriving at his apartment, where Rio is cooking dinner. She welcomes Hailey before urging Miles to show her an essay he’s been working on. In Miles’ room, the two sneak a kiss before they’re interrupted by a knock at the door. Rio’s new boyfriend is here.

Miles conspicuously blocks half the screen while Rio introduces him and Hailey to Albert. He’s all smiles as he says and signs his hellos. Then, the camera angle switches, and it’s revealed that there’s someone standing next to Albert. He introduces her as his daughter, Cindy. Players can only see the back of her head as she raises a hand in greeting. While it’s never spoken aloud, subtitles reveal that his full name is Albert Moon. So presumably, standing next to him is Cindy Moon, Silk’s secret identity.

At this point, it’s impossible to say just what role Silk will play and when she’ll appear in the series. She may be a planned ally or even a playable character, and she may pop up in Spider-Man 2‘s DLC or wait until a sequel comes out. There’s also no way of knowing whether she’s already awakened to her superpowers by the time she appears in the post-credits scene, or if she’ll catch the bug in a future installment.

All that can be said for certain is that Silk definitely exists in the Marvel’s Spider-Man video game universe, although her introduction here basically means she’s confirmed to come back in another game. The mid-credits scene, and Silk’s appearances in the Spider-Man comics, may provide a couple of hints as to what that might look like.

Spider-Man 2’s Mid-Credits Scene Teases A Green Goblin-Doc Ock Team-Up

Norman Osborn Looks On As Octavius Writes In His Notebook In A Screenshot From Marvel'S Spider-Man 2.

The mid-credits scene of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 also hints at a future collaboration between Norman Osborn and Otto Octavius, two of Spider-Man’s most iconic perennial foes. This scene opens with Osborn visiting Octavius in The Raft prison, where he’s been since the end of the first Spider-Man game in this series. Octavius is writing furiously in a notebook, and doesn’t take kindly to the interruption. Osborn asks Octavius to reveal the Spider-Men’s identity. He doesn’t outright refuse, but instead asks why. Osborn replies that they “ruined” his son, referring to Harry’s illness. Osborn changes the subject to ask what Octavius is writing. He grins as he replies, “The final chapter.

This could mean any number of things, but many clues point toward the two villains working together in a future Spider-Man game. First, there’s Osborn’s call for the G-serum in his previous scene at Harry’s bedside. While it’s unknown exactly what this substance is, the G in its name points toward the Green Goblin’s alliterative moniker. It’s usually an excess of some mysterious, healing concoction that transforms Osborn into the Green Goblin in other Spider-Man media, so the G-serum will likely function in the same way. Of course, Octavius doesn’t need much help in becoming Doctor Octopus, as he already appears in that capacity in the first Marvel’s Spider-Man game.


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No matter what, the two are clearly in contact, and both have a bone to pick with Peter and Miles. But again, there’s no way to know how their showdown will look just yet. Octavius’ final line could be a direct reference to the 1998 comics storyline The Final Chapter, in which Peter Parker hangs up his Spidey suit for good. The Green Goblin factors prominently into that chapter of the Spider-Man saga, so it’s possible the next game or DLC’s story will borrow from it. This may also be when Peter finally passes the torch to Miles, allowing a new Spider-Man to take over the video game franchise.

The 2018 storyline Go Down Swinging also holds some implications for how Silk factors into the future of the franchise. This four-issue run has Silk helping Miles and Peter as they fend off the Red Goblin, a Carnage symbiote-infected version of the Green Goblin. Since symbiotes have already featured in the main story of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, they’re ripe to appear in a sequel or DLC.

Of course, much of this is speculation, but the post-credits scenes have given players plenty to think about. While the success of these Spider-Man video games means there’s probably a sequel planned somewhere down the line, nothing has been confirmed yet. For the time being, players are left to guess how Silk, Doc Ock, and the Green Goblin might factor into whatever comes after Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.

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