Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 just threw in the most epic Across the Spider-Verse cameo and then totally left players hanging with zero explanations. One of the major collectibles in Spider-Man 2 are Spider-Verse Bots. This hints players at what’s to come and makes them wonder if the game will explore deeper into the multiverse, just like in the movies.
Much to everyone’s surprise, if players manage to collect all the Spider-Bots, they won’t be getting in-game rewards but will instead be treated to a cutscene featuring one of the characters from the Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse.
What Happens After Collecting All Spider-Bots
Once players manage to collect all 42 Spider-Bots scattered around the map, Ganke will call Peter or Miles (depending on which character is selected), disclosing that he successfully decoded the message, leading to an address for the person accountable for placing the bots in New York.
Upon arriving at the marked location, a scene will play out showing a hexagon portal appearing on the wall, just like the ones the Spider Society’s Spider-Men (led by Miguel O’hara) use to travel to other universes in Across the Spider-Verse.
Spider-Bots Ending Explained
Beyond the portal, you’ll find Delilah, a character only depicted in the concept book for Across the Spider-Verse. Initially, there were plans for her to appear as the bartender at The Bar With No Name, however, her scene was ultimately cut off from the film.
Delilah tosses out a sarcastic “we’re all saved” the moment she sees Spider-Man. Peter or Miles, a bit taken aback, ask who she is. With a smirk, she spills that she’s figured out how much of a hassle those rogue Spider-Verse Bots can be and snatches them all away from Spider-Man.
Oddly enough, she throws a curveball with a “We can always count on you to do the right thing.” It’s a weird compliment, especially since she’s slinging drinks at a villains’ bar and is kinda on team Spot.
As her cameo wraps up, Delilah drops Miguel O’Hara’s name. She’s laying down the law – if Miguel shows up looking for those bots, too bad. In her book, it’s “finders keepers.”
The name Delilah mentions references to Miguel O’Hara, the character who plays as Spider-Man 2099. Either Insomniac peter or miles not recognizing him is solid proof that Spider-Man 2 took place before the events of Across the Spider-Verse.
The timing of this event raises the idea of Insomniac Miles discovering that another version of himself, from a different Spider-Verse, is attempting to rescue his father. Therefore, Miguel O’Hara would have to deal with two Miles. This has everyone wondering if there will be a Spider-Verse DLC like the speculated Carnage in The Flame Side story. In essence, the concluding act establishes a bridge between the world of Insomniac’s Spider-Man titles and the broader Marvel Universe.