Three Generations of Spider-Man Meet (Spoilers Ahead)

Spider-Man: No Way Home delivers a thrilling film with endless opportunities.

Photo Courtesy of Marvel Studios

Photo Courtesy of Marvel Studios

Michael Guardiola and Shane O'Mara

The new release of Marvel’s newest hit Spider-Man: No Way Home has shattered Marvel Cinematic Universe and film records. Spider-Man: No Way Home lived up to viewers’ high expectations and delivered a fantastic character-arc for Peter Parker that leaves the viewer wanting more to come in the future for Peter. Along with its 1.6+ billion worldwide box office sales via Tartaglione for Deadline, which is 8th all-time in total gross, a global conversation sparked amongst Marvel fans of all ages: who is the best Spider-Man and which has the best movies? After finally being able to see all three Spider-Men on the screen together, it is certainly a tough decision to make.

Tom Holland, who previously starred in two Spider-Man movies and three other MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) Movies, is the newest iteration of the webbed hero. Holland and his cast have obvious chemistry in their roles. He brings a more youthful presence to the role while Andrew and Tobey seem older than they portray which may confuse watchers. Most importantly, Holland’s iterations of Spider-Man have the best movie writing of all three generations. Over the three entertaining movies, we see his maturity grow while his life plunges into chaos after his identity was revealed to the public in the second movie. While Holland builds a compelling character, his youthfulness might not be for everybody.

Deemed the most underrated Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield portrayed the character in 2012 and 2014. After No Way Home, viewers are pushing for Garfield to put the suit back on in a third movie. Recent online rumors suggest that a third movie being released is certainly a possibility. Garfield’s confident and witty disposition resulted in a lovable iteration of the character. While both of Garfield’s movies were considered “flops,” fans still love his iteration

The best Spider-Man is Tobey Maguire. Maguire starred in three Spider-Man movies, releasing in 2002, 2004, and 2007. Maguire’s charisma and Peter Parker personality won over fans the second they saw the first movie. Maguire, who has more raw emotion than any other Spider-Man, brings a more experienced and relatable Spider-Man. Maguire’s movies had arguably the best villains of all. The Green Goblin in Spider-Man (Willem Dafoe), and Doc Ock in Spider-Man 2 (Alfred Molina) stole the show in their individual movies and appearances in the newly released No Way Home. Maguire’s experience as Spider-Man is key in delivering the character arc for Tom Holland in No Way Home and is the best part of the movie.

Despite some flaws, Spider-Man: No Way Home delivers a thrilling and heartwarming movie that most classic fans would consider a masterpiece of Spider-Man. Endless possibilities await in the MCU.