The Evolution of Spider-Man

Spider-Man has always been a fan favorite and even before I knew the difference between Marvel and DC Comics I knew who Spider-Man was. So imagine my surprise when they brought Spider-Man into the MCU. I couldn’t be more excited. Here was this superhero that I had known since I was a child standing alongside awesome characters like Iron Man and Black Widow and fighting Captain America! Awesome! And since his incredible debut in Civil War he has only gotten cooler which is so exciting. So today in the decreasing countdown for Infinity War it’s time to look at his evolution so far.

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

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Spider-Man’s involvement in Civil War wasn’t huge in the slightest but just his presence made the movie ten times better. Tom Holland easily took the title for coolest Spider-Man and he brought something that hadn’t been introduced in the MCU at that time; a teenage superhero. His naivety made the airport fight a blast to watch and to see his interactions with the other more seasoned veterans was simply one of the joys of the film. This film also set up the mentor/apprentice relationship between him and Tony Stark which was another fun thing to watch. All in all, bringing to the MCU was one of the most brilliant moves Marvel has made so far.

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

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In Homecoming we get to see Peter Parker in his element as an honest teenager who’s facing the woes of teenhood as he’s juggling his feelings for one of his fellow high school students, Liz, while also trying to be an Avenger caliber superhero at the same time as he tries to stop an illegal weapons dealer (who also happens to be Liz’s dad…shocking!) from possibly causing mischief for the world.

The perfect thing about this movie is it’s kind of a coming-of-age story for Peter without all of the origin story content that we’ve seen a million times. I mean, we all know Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider and his uncle died. We don’t need to see that happen for the third time in the past decade. (The writers of Batman movies haven’t gotten the memo yet. I don’t think they will ever stop showing us how Bruce Wayne’s parents got murdered. Ugh.)

I love how at the beginning of Homecoming they really portray him as your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man but by the end of the movie he is a bona fide Avenger with a new suit and everything. That’s one of the greatest scenes, to me, out of all of the Marvel movies and it’s such a prideful moment for Peter as he walks away from the Avengers facility as a full-blown hero which he wanted to be since Civil War.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

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When Peter Parker returns he’ll be ready to stand alongside the Avengers yet again but this time he won’t be facing a little illegal weapons dealer. He’ll be facing Thanos and that will definitely be the ultimate test for him. I’m excited and scared to see what happens.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.

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