Spider-Man is one of the most beloved superheroes in the Marvel universe. Since his first appearance in Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962, he has captured the hearts of fans young and old.
Over the years, Spider-Man has appeared in numerous movies, both as a standalone character and as part of a larger ensemble. In this article, we will take a look at which Marvel movies have featured Spider-Man.
The Original Spider-Man Trilogy (2002-2007)
The first big-screen adaptation of Spider-Man came in 2002 with “Spider-Man,” directed by Sam Raimi. The movie starred Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson, and Willem Dafoe as Norman Osborn/Green Goblin. The film was a massive success, grossing over $800 million worldwide.
Two sequels followed: “Spider-Man 2” in 2004 and “Spider-Man 3” in 2007. Both films were also directed by Raimi and starred Maguire, Dunst, and other returning cast members. While “Spider-Man 2” was widely praised for its storytelling and action sequences, “Spider-Man 3” received mixed reviews from fans and critics.
The Amazing Spider-Man Series (2012-2014)
In 2012, Sony Pictures released “The Amazing Spider-Man,” starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy. The film was directed by Marc Webb and was intended to be a reboot of the franchise after the original trilogy concluded.
“The Amazing Spider-Man” was followed by a sequel in 2014 titled “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” This film featured Jamie Foxx as Electro and Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn/Green Goblin.
Despite high expectations for the sequel, it received mixed reviews from fans and critics. Sony ultimately decided to abandon plans for a third film and instead partnered with Marvel Studios to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (2016-Present)
Spider-Man made his first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War.” Tom Holland was cast as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, and his portrayal of the character was widely praised by fans and critics alike.
Holland went on to star in two standalone Spider-Man movies set within the MCU: “Spider-Man: Homecoming” in 2017 and “Spider-Man: Far From Home” in 2019. Both films were directed by Jon Watts and featured an ensemble cast that included Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Jake Gyllenhaal, and others.
In addition to his standalone films, Spider-Man has also appeared in other MCU movies such as “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame.” He is set to appear in future MCU films as well, including the upcoming “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”
In conclusion, Spider-Man has appeared in a total of seven movies over the years. The original trilogy starring Tobey Maguire is considered a classic by many fans, while Andrew Garfield’s portrayal of the character received mixed reviews.
Tom Holland’s take on Peter Parker/Spider-Man has been widely praised since his debut in 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War,” and he has become an integral part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fans can look forward to seeing more of Spider-Man on the big screen in the years to come.