Explore the beloved superhero Spider-Man’s journey from comics to animated and live-action films.
Spider-Man, a beloved superhero and our friendly neighborhood created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in the graphic novel “Amazing Fantasy” in 1962.
Proving its popularity, Spider-Man has been featured in numerous animated series and a total of 8 live-action films, making it the most beloved character in Marvel Comics, which has produced many superheroes.
In 2002, director Sam Raimi directed the first live-action film, starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst, which became a great success.
Three films were made in this series. Although three more films were planned to be produced, totaling six films in the series, conflicts between Sony and director Sam Raimi led to the cancellation of the project.
In 2012, Sony released a reboot titled “The Amazing Spider-Man,” starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Unlike the previous series, Gwen Stacy played by Emma Stone was the love interest of Peter Parker, not Mary Jane Watson.
In 2013, a year before the release of the second film, Sony officially announced the production of the third and fourth films and hinted at the Sinister Six as the main villain team. However, due to its box office failure, the “Amazing Spider-Man” series also came to an end.
Then, through collaboration with Marvel, Sony began producing a new “Spider-Man” series within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Tom Holland was cast as Spider-Man/Peter Parker and made a spectacular debut in “Captain America: Civil War.” The series continued with “Homecoming,” “Far From Home,” and “No Way Home,” receiving great love from the global audience.
While Sony was producing “Spider-Man” with Tom Holland as the lead in collaboration with Marvel, in 2018, they released an animation titled “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” centering on Miles Morales, the second-generation Spider-Man and a biracial African-American and Hispanic teenager.
Miles, who gained similar abilities to Spider-Man after being bitten by a radioactive spider, takes on the role of Spider-Man as a successor to the deceased Peter Parker, the first Spider-Man. He collaborates with other Spider-Men from different dimensions and defeats the vlain.
Tom Holland recently mentioned “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”, “I think the first ‘Spider-Verse’ film is the best Spider-Man film ever made.“
On June 2, the sequel to “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” was released and is receiving high praise from critics and audiences as a masterpiece that even surpasses the previous film.
Regardless of the film’s box office performance, who is your favorite Spider-Man?