Some of the most superhero popular games in the last few years have been focused on Marvel properties, with much of the focus being on the company’s most iconic hero Spider-Man. After the incredibly successful release of Marvel’s Spider-Man on the PS4, fans were highly anticipating a sequel. Insomniac Games announced last year that one will be coming to the PS5, known as Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, which will feature both Peter Parker and Miles Morales as Spider-Man, with the pair facing off with the villainous Venom Symbiote.
Not much information is known about this highly anticipated sequel, other than the teaser trailer that was show during Sony’s PlayStation Showcase in September. It showed off both Spider-Men taking on the thugs of New York City before revealing Venom, who will be portrayed by horror icon Tony Todd. To keep the same cinematic flair of other Marvel projects like the MCU, Insomniac Games has brought on-board an artist with previous experience in the film franchise.
Davison Carvalho was hired by Insomniac Games back in February of this year, where he was a freelance concept artist on a number of MCU Films. This includes Dr. Strange, Captain America: Civil War, Thor Ragnarok, and Shand-Chi and the Legend of the Seven Rings, where he was responsible for helping to create the look and feel of the films’ environments. He worked with other third party companies and other concept artists before working with Insomniac. He has a similar role in video games, working on various video game UI and concepts for games like Fortnite and New World.
According to his ArtStation profile and related social media accounts, he is the Art Director for Insomniac Games and PlayStation Studios, taking over duties from previous art directors of Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Grant Hollis and Gavin Goulden. The latter two art directors are currently working on another Marvel project by Insomniac Games, a solo game based on the infamous X-Men member Wolverine. Based on previous work by Carvalho, it’s likely he can help guide the project to be like the fan favorite MCU films in terms of art direction.
Since the reveal, most of the information about Spider-Man 2 has been kept close to the chest, with leaks and rumors also making it hard to pinpoint what kind of content will be included. Marvel Games’ vice president Bill Rosemann described what content fans can expect from the sequel, saying it will be similar to what made both Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Miles Morales so good, “but more”.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is scheduled to release in 2023 for PS5.
Source: ArtStation (via VGC)