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Where Does Spider-Man Fit Into the Marvel Movies?

Spider-Man, also known as Peter Parker, is one of the most beloved superheroes in the Marvel Universe. He has been a part of several movies and comic book storylines over the years.

However, his place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been a bit complicated. In this article, we will explore where Spider-Man fits into the Marvel movies.

Spider-Man’s History in Movies

Spider-Man first appeared on the big screen in 2002 with “Spider-Man” directed by Sam Raimi. This movie was not part of the MCU as it was produced by Sony Pictures. However, it was successful enough to spawn two sequels – “Spider-Man 2” and “Spider-Man 3”.

In 2012, Sony rebooted the franchise with “The Amazing Spider-Man” starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. This movie also had a sequel – “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”. These movies were also not part of the MCU.

Spider-Man Joins The MCU

In 2015, Marvel announced that they had reached an agreement with Sony Pictures to bring Spider-Man into the MCU. This meant that Spider-Man would be able to interact with other Marvel superheroes such as Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America.

Tom Holland was cast as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and made his first appearance in “Captain America: Civil War” (2016). He then starred in his own standalone movie – “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017).

The Role Of Tony Stark/Iron Man

One of the defining aspects of Spider-Man’s role in the MCU is his relationship with Tony Stark/Iron Man. In “Captain America: Civil War”, Tony recruits Peter to help him fight against Captain America’s team.

In “Spider-Man: Homecoming”, Tony serves as a mentor to Peter and provides him with a high-tech Spider-Man suit. This relationship is further explored in “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018) and “Avengers: Endgame” (2019).

Spider-Man’s Future In The MCU

The future of Spider-Man’s place in the MCU was uncertain after the release of “Spider-Man: Far From Home” (2019). This was because of a dispute between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios over the rights to use the character.

However, in September 2019, it was announced that Sony and Marvel had reached a new agreement that would allow Spider-Man to appear in one more MCU movie as well as one more standalone movie produced by Sony Pictures.


In conclusion, Spider-Man has had a complicated history when it comes to his place in the Marvel movies. However, his inclusion in the MCU has allowed for some exciting storylines and interactions with other beloved Marvel characters. Fans can look forward to seeing more of Spider-Man in both upcoming MCU movies and standalone movies produced by Sony Pictures.