Many have been the adventures in which we have seen spider-man involved. From comics, series, video games or, of course, on the big screen, which is what propelled the mass audience.
Speaking of the latter, today we wanted to compile all the Spider-Man movie titles that have come to light to date. Get ready because some of them you may not even know about.
Spider-Man, a “classic” on the big screen
As we have just told you, if you thought that the first film that was published about this Marvel superhero was the one released in 2002, you are very wrong.
Specifically, there are three feature films that were starred by this arachnid being before the first Tobey Maguire film that most of us know. So if you were wondering what the first Spider-Man movie in cinema history is called, you have the answer in a fairly little-known “trilogy” that few know about.
The Amazing Spider-Man (1977)
In 1977 the TV series came to light and taking advantage of the longer duration of the pilot episode, it became the first feature film starring Spider-Man outside the US. His name was The Amazing Spider-Man and would mark a path that other television fictions followed that ended up landing in cinemas all over Europe, such as Battlestar Galactica .
In it we met Peter Parker for the first time, who in this case would face a mysterious enemy who controlled the minds of the most powerful people in the city. This he would have to do thanks to the powers that had been transferred to him by the bite of a radioactive spider. That is, the basis of the story that we already know but several years before.
Spider-Man Strikes Back (1978)
The second feature film, which was called Spiderman 2: Spider-Man in Action , came a year later in 1978, practically in the midst of superhero fever thanks to Christopher Reeve and Warner’s Superman . Here some students stole plutonium with the sole purpose of becoming popular by posing as terrorists who wanted to build a bomb. However, a villain finds out and steals their plutonium to make their plan to blow up New York come true. Spider-Man will have to act to try to prevent this from happening.
SPIDERMAN THE DRAGON CHALLENGE (1981)
Finally, we have Spiderman 3 , which was released on TV in 1979 but did not reach Spain until 1981 in film format since, as had been done on previous occasions with Spider-Man, its creators took advantage of episodes somewhat longer than usual, or divided in two, to put them together and release them outside the US as if they were an hour and a half film.
The story begins with Min Lo Chan, Minister of Industrial Development of the People’s Republic of China, asking Jonah Jameson for help in finding evidence to clear him of a crime he did not commit. In this plan they end up involving Spider-Man (Peter Parker) who will have to travel to Hong Kong to solve everything.
The best known Spider-Man movies
Now, yes, we are going with a compilation with the best-known Spider-Man movies that have been published. If you haven’t seen any of them, here’s a little preview to whet your appetite.
That first Spider-Man movie that we all surely know about is Spider-Man , published in 2002 and starring Tobey Maguire, whose image since then has always been closely linked to the character due to the good reception his work as Spider-Man had.
Peter Parker lives at home with his uncles who, after the death of his parents, raised him as their own son. One day visiting some laboratories, a radioactive spider kills Peter giving him all his spider powers. Thus, he becomes Spider-Man, having to fight against all the dangers of New York and, specifically, against one of his nemesis: the Green Goblin, played by Willem Dafoe.
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
The second installment of this trilogy came in 2004 under the name Spider-Man 2 . Once again it stars actor Tobey Maguire. After choosing the responsibility of being Spider-Man over love. However, his relationship with his friends and acquaintances is in danger again with the appearance of a new enemy: Doctor Octopus , played by Alfred Molina.
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
The actor Tobey Maguire starred in the last part of his trilogy with Spider-Man 3 in 2007. Here we see a more mature Peter Parker who seems to have already managed to stabilize the duality between his “normal” life and that of a superhero . Although, without realizing it, his suit is invaded by a symbiote that arrives from space and turns his suit completely black. Also, he makes him change his personality to someone darker, brash and aggressive.
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
We had to wait until 2012 to see Spider-Man on the big screen again with The Amazing Spider-Man . In this case Andrew Garfield had the difficult role of playing Peter Parker but here he was a younger, adolescent person. His parents also passed away years ago and Peter tries to figure out who he is until he finds a thread to pull. A secret that his father kept and that will lead him to be, once again, the companion and neighbor Spider-Man. At that time he will have to fight his enemy, Lizard.
Marc Webb is in charge of directing this film in which Emma Stone or Rhys Ifans (yes, Otto Hightower himself from La Casa del Dragón) also participate. It divided the critics a lot but ended up finding its audience and a place in the filmography of the superhero.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro (2014)
Andrew Garfield also played Spider-Man in 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro . Peter tries to keep his promise to Gwen’s father to keep her safe, but it’s just something he loves. because of her she doesn’t let him comply. Both will be in danger again when Electro appears, a new villain in this story. In turn, Harry Osborn also makes an appearance as the Green Goblin .
Again Marc Webb repeats in the direction chair, with Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx or Felicity Jones among other supporting actors. The film has the “honor” of being the one that has raised the least money at the box office of the entire saga of tapes and led to the fact that a third installment was not even made. Garfield himself blamed Sony for the disaster in an interview, indicating that the film had a fantastic script but that pre-production, production and, above all, post-production led everything to ruin, cutting things without meaning and making a final cut that was far from complete. of the original essence – always in the actor’s words, of course.
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
The first Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland . Homecoming was launched in 2017 and marked the actor’s debut as the absolute lead, although it was not really the first time that we saw Tom play Spider-Man, since he had previously appeared in the Avengers films as a “new Spider-Man”. Man”, younger than ever.
After what he experienced in the different installments of the third phase of the UCM, Peter returns home with his Aunt May in Homecoming . However, he now has Tony Stark as a mentor, who will help him continue on his path as a superhero. Although this boy tries to live a normal life as a teenager, the appearance of a new villain called Vulture will make Spider-Man have to make an appearance.
The film did quite well at the box office with a total collection estimated at about 880.2 million dollars. Critics also received it with open arms, praising Holland’s performance in particular, who came by rights to take on the role of Spider-Man despite his youth. Homecoming actually garnered several awards and nominations, including Saturn Awards, Kids’ Choice Awards, and Teen Choice Awards.
Spider-Man: A New Universe (2018)
In Spider-Man: A new universe there was a small “break” with the deliveries of the last trilogy of this superhero. Marvel decided to see the light of an animated film about Spider-Man seen from a different universe: that of Miles Morales. Peter Parker has died in this world, however, the Kingpin manages to bring another Spider-Man from a parallel universe to teach Miles everything he needs to become Spider-Man. Finally, 4 versions of Spider-Man end up in the same universe by mistake and will have to try to get back to his place of origin before reality collapses with everything.
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
Spider-Man: Far From Home was released in 2019 , whose main actor is still Tom Holland. Trying to forget a bit about his work as a watchman in New York, Peter goes on a trip to Europe. Although, against Parker’s will, Nick Fury requests his help to fight against creatures that threaten this very continent. However, although he believes he has been helped by a new super that makes an appearance (Mysterio), he may have the whole story of a twist that no one expected.
The film closed its first 10 days of collection with 580.1 million dollars worldwide, receiving quite favorable criticism from the public, both at the level of the leading cast and for the story told in it. Let’s remember that this film is officially in charge of closing Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.