Nearly two decades and four Spider-Men have arrived to grasp our hearts on the big screen. The character continuously evolves over the years and we could very well see a live-action version of Miles Morales in the coming decade, adding to this list. Because Spider-Man has been such a hot topic for the past month since the Sony/Marvel Studios debacle I felt he would be the perfect person for this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? Enjoy!
Tobey Maguire Becomes the First Live-Action Spider-Man
Tobey Maguire would become iconic for being the first person to bring the web-slinging superhero to life on the big screen that caught the hearts of millions. Grossing $825 million at the global box office, it was confirmed that this version of Spider-Man was a booming success.
He would go on to make two more movies, with Spider-Man 3 going on to have the worst reviews of all of the live-action Spider-Man films at 6.2 out of 10 stars on IMDb. It was after Spider-Man 3 that it was obvious a new Spider-Man needed to be crowned.
Andrew Garfield Injects a Bit of New Life into the Character
Five years after Spider-Man 3 Andrew Garfield became the next Spider-Man and the character was provided a new spark of life. It was short-lived, however, after The Amazing Spider-Man 2 turned out to be an absolute bomb, delivering a lackluster story with the worst depiction of a Spider-Man villain ever brought to the big screen. (Sorry Jamie Fox.)
Tom Holland Saves the Day
Two years later Tom Holland made his debut as the web-slinging hero in Captain America: Civil War and the internet exploded with joy. Marvel Studios delivered the greatest version of the character yet as he was the first rendition of the hero who actually seemed like a teenager!
As soon as Iron Man said, “Underoos” he grasped the hearts of millions, delivering us a version of the character that we immediately fell in love with.
Miles Morales Changes the Game
And then, last year, we were introduced to the first Spider-Man of color in Miles Morales, a black-Latino teenager who gains the powers of Spider-Man and has to save the world. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse would end up garnering an Oscar win for Best Animated Film and is the best-reviewed Spider-Man movie of all time.
Each version of the character over the years has been different and each has managed to delight fans in their own special ways. So, I present you with the question, who has been your favorite Spider-Man so far?
For me, Tom Holland is literally the perfect Spider-Man but to be honest, my favorite Spider-Man is Miles Morales. He’s the first version of the character that I identify with and there’s something so beautiful about his journey into becoming Spider-Man. I can’t wait to eventually see the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel.
I can’t wait to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a web-tacular day. 😁