Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Easter eggs: The Sanctum Sanctorum, Stan Lee Statue, more

Udit Surve

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 developer Insomniac Games have a reputation for putting in subtle yet significant Easter eggs throughout their games for players to discover. Continuing this tradition, here are the Easter eggs you can find in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.

Teeming with intricate details, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 not only has new features such as web wings and an upgraded Fast Travel system but also great quality-of-life features and Easter eggs that many players appreciate.

Developed by Insomniac Games, this sequel is a treasure trove for Spider-Man fans that goes beyond the universe in which the game is set. From the bustling streets of New York City to the iconic landmarks, every corner of it is meticulously crafted to immerse players in the world of Spider-Man.

But it’s not just about the big picture; it’s the little details that truly make this game special. On that note, here are the Easter eggs in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.

Miles Morale's in Marvel's Spider-Man 2.
Easter eggs in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 are scattered all over the map.

Easter eggs in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Here’s a brief rundown of Easter eggs present in Spider-Man 2:

Wakanda Forever

In the past two Spider-Man games, the Wakandan Embassy was a place you only visit. But in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, If you switch to Miles Morales and stand in front of it, you will be prompted to do the Wakanda Forever gesture.

Baxter Building

Although Spider-Man games solely focus on Spider-Man, this doesn’t mean there aren’t any other heroes in the game’s universe. If you go to the southern end of Central Park, you’ll come across the Baxter Building in the West. This building is the base for the Fantastic Four from the comics and you can see their logo if you go to its rooftop.

Damage Control

After Sandman’s attack at the start of the game, a lot of the city is covered in sand and damaged from the fight. This stays for the whole story. But who will clean it up? You’ll see signs for a group called Damage Control around the city. They’re a company from the comics that fixes buildings after superhero fights.

The Sanctum Sanctorum

The Sanctum Sanctorum in Marvel's Spider-Man 2.
The Sanctum Santorum is Doctor Strange’s home.

Just like the Wakandan Embassy, the Sanctum Sanctorum is also back from the earlier games. But in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Doctor Strange’s home gets a big upgrade. It is also a part of the ‘Make Your Own Choices’ mission.

Lockjaw Statue

Lockjaw, an Inhuman giant bulldog with abilities that include teleportation, is back in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 from the earlier games. Lockjaw serves the Inhuman Royal Family as their escort and a loyal protector. He has been described as one of Marvel’s most notable and powerful animal heroes and can be found just north of Battery Park, at the bottom of Manhattan.

Coney Island

The iconic Coney Island in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 has a unique theme where most of the rides and attractions are named after well-known villains from the Spider-Man series. For instance, there’s a Ferris wheel called the Big Wheel, which is likely a nod to the villain who shares the same name.

You can also fight villains while wearing cowboy hats and glasses if you win some games at the amusement park.

Stan Lee Statue

The tribute statue dedicated to Stan Lee, which was also seen in Spider-Man: Miles Morales, makes a comeback in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. It is located in the Upper West Side neighborhood, directly across from the middle of Central Park.

Insomniac on Manhole Covers and Coffee Labels

In the main story mission titled It Chose You, Peter finds himself exploring the New York sewers. A subtle nod to the game’s creators, Insomniac, is cleverly hidden in this scene. As Peter moves a manhole cover, you can spot “Insomniac Games” etched into the metal in the center.

You can find the coffee labels Easter egg in Dr. Connor’s Kitchen. Just find the coffee jars and switch to photo mode, then zoom in and you’ll be able to see the labels on them which read “Insomniac Decaf” and “Insomniac Robust” respectively.

Amazing Fantasy #15

A photo of Spider-Man swinging with another person on a pin board in Marvel's Spider-Man 2.
Amazing Fantasy #15 was released in August 1962.

In the side mission titled “Photo Help”, you assist a promising photographer in capturing a career-launching image. She draws her inspiration from Peter Parker and shows the first photograph that Peter ever took of Spider-Man for the Daily Bugle.

This particular photo is an exact replica of the cover of Amazing Fantasy #15, which marked Spider-Man’s debut. It is an Easter egg that only a few Spider-Man fans would notice.


In another main story mission named Bad Guys On The Block, there’s a data log that mentions the fictional Southeast Asian island of Madripoor. While some might recognize this location from the Disney+ series Falcon and the Winter Soldier, it’s more familiar to comic book enthusiasts as the city where Wolverine often finds himself.

This is further linked in the game with a mention of Trask Industries, the firm responsible for creating the Sentinels, a well-known rival of the X-Men. Given that Insomniac Games are currently developing a Wolverine title for PS5, it’s intriguing to speculate about the possible connections and implications this could have for their games.

Wolverine Suit

While we are still on Wolverine, if you go through Miles Morales’s suits in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, you might come across one named “Best There Is” which might look and sound familiar. It is named after a famous line from the Wolverine comics: “I’m the best there is at what I do, but what I do isn’t very nice.”

The suit looks a lot like the yellow one from the X-Men cartoon. But don’t worry, you can change it to have that classic yellow style.

Backpacks Reference

In Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, during the Roll Like We Used to mission, a young Peter comes across his webbed backpack in an air vent, upon seeing which he says that he should start keeping track of them. This Easter egg is a reference to the backpack collectibles in the original game.

Nelson and Murdock Plaque

An empty plaque on a building in Marvel's Spider-Man 2.
The pink eviction notice pasted on the door was missing in Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

Those who have played the previous Spider-Man games might recall finding a plaque for Nelson and Murdock on a building in Hell’s Kitchen, hinting that these Daredevil characters operated their legal firm from this location.

However, in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, while the plaque is still there, all the text has disappeared probably because they have been evicted as per the pink slip pasted on the building’s door.

Spacebound Science Trophy

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 subtly pays homage to Phin Mason and Miles Morales’s friendship through a small Easter egg. If you go to the rooftop of Trinity Church and then switch to photo mode and look down, you’ll see a Spacebound Science Trophy.

Phin and Miles won the trophy when they were kids and it is also a collectible item in the Miles Morales game.s

Shirtless Spider-Man

A part of the Photo Ops in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, and also present in the previous game, the Shirtless Spider-Man is a reference to Greg Miller of Kinda Funny, a YouTube channel, who hyped up the original game for months, and the devs decided to add him to the game.

In Spider-Man 2, you can find the Shirtless Spider-Man in the Upper West Side on a rooftop dancing around in front of a camera with another Shirtless Spider-Man.

Speed Nonagon

In Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Ganke Lee, who is Miles’ best friend mentions that he’s working on a game called Speed Nonagon. The game is a reference to a real-life indie game titled Super Hexagon which was released in 2012. And you can finally see a copy of it in the sequel, lying on a table in Peter’s dining room.

Spider-Man Pointing Meme

Peter Parkey and Miles Morales doing the Spider-Man pointing meme in Marvel's Spider-Man 2.
The Spider-Man pointing meme comes from episode 19b of the 1967 Spider-Man cartoon.

The iconic Spider-Man pointing at each other meme is also seen in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. To recreate it, just find the other Spider-Man and press the Triangle button when prompted. However, since it’s random, you cannot do this every time Miles and Peter meet each other.

That’s all about Easter eggs in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. We’ll make sure to update this list as we come across more of them. Until then, have a look at our other Spider-Man 2 guides.

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