“Spider-Man: Homecoming” opened July 7 to rave reviews, which is good news for its 21-year-old star Tom Holland, since he’s only two movies into a planned five-movie storyline. He already made his debut in 2016 in “Captain America: Civil War,” in which his grand introduction to the Avengers crew was during a battle royale between two factions of the heroic team. Now he’s getting his own solo outing before suiting up again for “Avengers: Infinity War” in 2018. But do you think he’s the best web-slinger of all time? Vote in our poll at the bottom of this post.
It took quite a while for Spider-Man to finally join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For years Sony Pictures had the rights to the character. The company first featured the superhero in a 2002 film directed by Sam Raimi and starring Toby Maguire as the title character. They would go on to make a critically lauded, Oscar winning sequel in 2004, and then another decidedly less acclaimed sequel in 2007.
The franchise was dormant for five years after that before it was rebooted by Sony in 2012 with “The Amazing Spider-Man,” directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield. That film got only one sequel (2014) before Disney’s Marvel franchise was able to introduce the character to its own universe in the form of Holland, but how does he compare to Maguire and Garfield in the role? Let us know by voting below, then voice your opinion in the comments, and join the discussion on this and more with your fellow movie fans in our forums.