Were The Life Foundation Symbiotes Originally Planned for Spider-Man 2?


Insomniac’s Spider-Man 2 swung onto PlayStation 5 last year, delivering a blockbuster superhero adventure starring Peter Parker, Miles Morales, and Venom.

However, recent findings suggest the sequel could have been very different.

Data miners believe the Life Foundation symbiotes were planned to appear before being cut from the game.

What are the Life Foundation Symbiotes?

In the comics, the Life Foundation is an organization that bonded five people with symbiote “children” of Venom – Riot, Lasher, Phage, Agony and Scream.

These five symbiotes have similar abilities to Venom like shapeshifting, webs, and big fangs.

What Evidence Was Found in Spider-Man 2?

Insomniac suffered major leaks last year.

But recently when gamers dipped into Spider-Man 2’s leaks files, they found references to four symbiotes Riot, Lasher, Phage, and Agony.

There were no models or textures, but text pointed to their existence.

But Scream was the only one to be included in the final game when the symbiote briefly associated with Mary Jane.

How Could They Have Factored into Spider-Man 2?

It’s unclear how they would have fit the story we got.

Perhaps Peter and Miles would have battled them before facing Venom?


Maybe they played a role in Venom’s origin?

Their removal likely happened early in development.

What About Venom’s Role in Spider-Man 2?

Venom had a smaller role than expected in Spider-Man 2’s final release.

But data mining also revealed Venom was originally supposed to appear much earlier with a bigger role, with his story revolving around “separation anxiety.”

Currently, in Spider-Man 2, Venom is limited to a single mission that occurs toward the end of the game’s second act.

This mission is named “Don’t be Scared” and unfolds within Oscorp Tower where Harry wears the suit and becomes the venom.

Will This Cut Content Be Used in the Venom Spin-Off?

Insomniac suffered major leaks about a planned Venom spin-off game last year.

It seems likely these unused ideas involving the Life Foundation symbiotes and Venom’s story could be recycled for the spin-off title.

While not confirmed, many expect the Venom game will launch before a third Spider-Man entry focused on Miles Morales and Silk.

Were you disappointed by Venom’s role in Spider-Man 2?

Would you want to battle the Life Foundation in a spin-off? Share your thoughts in the comments! And stay tuned for more news on Insomniac’s Spider-Verse plans!

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