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When Did Spider-Man First Appear in Marvel Movies?

Spider-Man is without a doubt one of the most beloved superheroes in the Marvel Universe. He swings around the city, fights crime, and saves the day.

But when did he first appear in Marvel movies? Let’s take a look.

Origins of Spider-Man

Spider-Man was created by writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko. He first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15, which was published in August 1962 by Marvel Comics. The character quickly became popular with readers, and in 1963 he received his own comic book series called The Amazing Spider-Man.

Spider-Man on TV

In the 1970s, Spider-Man made his first appearance on TV in a live-action series called The Amazing Spider-Man. The show ran for two seasons and starred Nicholas Hammond as Peter Parker/Spider-Man.

Spider-Man in Film

It wasn’t until 2002 that Spider-Man made his debut on the big screen. The film was directed by Sam Raimi and starred Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. It was a huge success and spawned two sequels: Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Spider-Man 3 (2007).

The Amazing Spider-Man Series

In 2012, Sony Pictures released a reboot of the Spider-Man franchise called The Amazing Spider-Man. Andrew Garfield played Peter Parker/Spider-Man, and the film focused more on Parker’s relationship with Gwen Stacy (played by Emma Stone). The movie was followed by a sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014).

Marvel Cinematic Universe

After years of negotiations between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios, it was announced that Spider-Man would be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in 2016. Tom Holland was cast as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, and the character made his first appearance in the MCU in Captain America: Civil War (2016). He later starred in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), and Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).


Spider-Man has come a long way since his debut in Amazing Fantasy #15. He has appeared on TV, in multiple film franchises, and now he’s an integral part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With more movies on the way, fans can’t wait to see what adventures are in store for everyone’s favorite wall-crawler.