The much-awaited trailer of the new Spider-Man movie – Spider-Man: No Way Home, starring Tom Holland and Zendaya, dropped on August 24, 2021. It instantly broke the 24-hour global record for the most-watched trailer ever.
Since the time the movie had been announced, there have been crazy fan theories surfacing on the internet as well as speculations about cameos of many actors in the marvel universe.
Spider-Man: No Way Home releases on December 17, 2021. And December feels ages away. So, for the time being, let’s dig into the history of the Spider-Man movies.
The first three Spider-Man movies were actually episodes of a television series called The Amazing Spider-Man. The first film named ‘Spider-Man’ was released in 1977.
It was originally the pilot episode of the show. Featuring Nicholas Hammond as Spider-Man, the film premiered on television in the United States.
The subsequent films – Spider-Man Strikes Back (1978) and Spider-Man: The Dragon’s Challenge (1981) were also the re-edited versions of the episodes from The Amazing Spider-Man series and were released outside the United States as feature films.
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2002 – 2014
It took a long time before the fans could see Spider-Man on the big screen. Even though the rights for motion pictures were purchased in 1985, it faced a host of legal issues.
The creative disagreements between makers also pushed the production process indefinitely. Finally, in 1998 Sony Pictures Entertainment acquired the rights and in 2002, brought the beloved superhero to the big screen.
The 2002 Spider-Man film was directed by Sam Raimi. Tobey Maguire played the role of Peter Parker AKA Spider-Man.
It earned critical and commercial success. Spider-Man was followed by Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Spider-Man 3 (2007), making it a trilogy. These movies introduced Spider-Man to a whole new generation all across the world.
In 2010, spiderman was reimagined with a new cast and crew. The new film series The Amazing Spider-Man directed by Marc Webb was a duology consisting of The Amazing Spider-Man released in 2012 and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 released in 2014. The films featured Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man.
Integration into Marvel cinematic universe
In 2015, spiderman was integrated into the Marvel cinematic universe with three studios sharing the film rights – Sony, Disney, and Marvel. However, Sony Pictures continues to own the creative rights to solo spider-man movies. This change in film rights was reflected in the movies that followed.
Spider-Man made its Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. It was the first movie where Tom Holland appeared as spider-man.
The first solo Spider-Man movie starring Tom Holland as Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). The second movie in the series Spider-Man: Far from Home went on to collect over $1.1 billion worldwide and became the first Spider-Man film to gross over the billion-dollar mark.
Spiderman: No Way Home is the next installment in the series and fans have been waiting for it since 2020. The new trailer has escalated the hype around the film and we can’t wait to get lost in the spider-verse again.
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