Spider-Man is currently on everyone’s lips. But which Spider-Man version do fans prefer? According to a recent survey, there is a clear favorite.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” is celebrating an incredible success that would have caused a sensation even outside of the corona pandemic: The co-production between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios has already grossed over 1.16 billion US dollars worldwide (via Deadline). This makes it not only the most successful film within the “Spider-Man” series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), but also the most successful film by Sony worldwide.
The fact that the superhero film was the first Hollywood production ever to break through the magic sound barrier of one billion US dollars in the cinema year 2021, even in these uncertain times with the Omicron variant that is spreading rapidly worldwide, is not only a very good thing Signs for the cinema, but also for further cooperation between Sony and Marvel Studios.
The Spider-Man trilogy starring Tobey Maguire is available on Blu-ray from Amazon
One of the main beneficiaries of this hype about Spider-Man is Tom Holland. A whole generation of comic book fans has grown up with his incarnation of the friendly neighborhood spider. Holland started very young himself, being 19 when he first made his debut as Spider-Man in The First Avenger: Civil War. Judging by the current success and the plans of those responsible, then Holland Spidey will play for quite a while, should he not refrain from doing so of his own accord in order to devote himself to other tasks. Nevertheless, Holland’s influence is already so great that many years from now he will definitely enjoy the same reputation as the only true Spider-Man actor that Christian Bale as Batman has for many fans today.
But how does it look at the moment? has IGN started a fan poll and pitted 96 Spider-Man incarnations across all formats (movies, video games, cartoons, animated films and comics) against each other. The fans were allowed to pick their respective winners. After countless so-called matchups, the result was clear: First place was not taken by Tom Holland, but by Tobey Maguire.
Surely that shouldn’t come as a surprise. Here, too, a whole generation of comic fans grew up with Maguire’s Spider-Man and witnessed the triumph of the once spurned comic film. For them, Maguire, who portrayed Spider-Man between 2002 and 2007, remains the most iconic of all Spidey actors. Holland does not follow in second place either, but only in third place. Second place went to Peter Parker from the PS4/PS5 video games from developer Insomniac Games. The cinematic implementation was the prime example of a successful comic adaptation and is not considered the best “Spider-Man” video game for nothing. Andrew Garfield’s version only follows in 7th place. The fact that Maguire is (still) in 1st place is – as mentioned – due to his status. This is likely to be held by Tom Holland in ten years at the latest. And you can find out what the near future holds for Spidey in our video.
Tom Holland may become Hollywood’s new “Leading Man”.
25-year-old Tom Holland may not yet be the most popular Spider-Man actor, but that hasn’t stopped him from climbing the Hollywood ranks. Even though Holland only found worldwide fame with the Spider-Man role, he’s been in the business for quite a long time. In 2012, he made his film debut with the disaster drama The Impossible, alongside veteran actors such as Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts.[display-posts orderby="rand"]
However, Spider-Man overshadowed his other performances in films like In the Heart of the Sea, Chaos Walking and Cherry. If Holland manages to make it to the box office outside of the MCU hit, he would be the dream factory’s next big movie star. The chance will soon present itself with “Uncharted”, which will be available in this country from the February 17, 2022 will be shown in cinemas.
Hollywood’s A-list leading actors like Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Dwayne Johnson and Will Smith are now between 40 and 60 years old. There are some hopeful up-and-coming mimes, such as Timothée Chalamet and Justice Smith. But not all of them will succeed in rising to the rank of hit guarantor. Holland definitely has what it takes here.
Only true fans of the MCU will get close to full marks on this quiz. Are you up to the questions? Test yourselves:
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