Their sharp senses tingle! Spider-Man has become one of the most coveted superhero roles in film and television with actors like Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland step into Peter Parker’s shoes.
Maguire was the first to introduce the character to the big screen Spider Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Spider-Man 3 (2007). Garfield reprized the role in the films The great Spider Man (2012) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014). The Cider House Rules star told Garfield in 2012 that he had the honor of passing the baton to the British resident.
“When I heard it was you, I was literally like, perfect,” Maguire said in an interview with VMAN magazine in 2012. “I just want it to be great, and I thought, ‘What a great actor Andrew is, I’m glad it happens here.'”
Garfield added that he would give the critically acclaimed Marvel character the respect it deserves.
“I just feel such great responsibility for the story and for the fans, because in my heart I know how much this character means to people, because it means so much to me,” he explained. “For the sake of all the people who care as much as I do – I want to bring the character to life and make sure they are as happy as possible.”
For its part, Holland was introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the 2016 movie Captain America: Civil War. He then portrayed the character Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019) and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).
Marvel fans were concerned in 2019 when it looked like Spider-Man would leave the MCU after a dispute between Disney and Sony, which holds the movie rights to Spider-Man. Holland said Entertainment weekly the moment he was sad to say goodbye to the character.
“We actually made five great movies,” he said. “It has been five great years. I’ve had the time of my life. Who knows what the future holds? But all I know is that I keep playing Spider-Man and have the time of my life. It’s going to be so much fun, but we choose to do it. Spider-Man’s future will be different, but it’s going to be just as great and awesome, and we’ll find new ways to make it even cooler. ”
Disney and Sony managed to reach an agreement and the third from the Netherlands Spider Man film was lit green for production.
Scroll down for a list of actors who have portrayed Spider-Man over the years.