Tracing Tom Holland’s Spider-Man Journey

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Has "Across the Spider-Verse" left you yearning for more Spider-Man? Well, you're in luck! The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has brought us the captivating Tom Holland Spider-Man films, and understanding the chronological order of these...

Tom Holland as Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home

Has "Across the Spider-Verse" left you yearning for more Spider-Man? Well, you're in luck! The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has brought us the captivating Tom Holland Spider-Man films, and understanding the chronological order of these movies will truly immerse you in a compelling story.

Spider-Man's journey into the MCU was no easy feat. Due to rights issues and the two previous Spider-Man franchises featuring Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, the path to bringing this Spider-Man universe to life was filled with obstacles. It's fascinating to ponder how different things could have been if those previous movies never happened. But let's dive into what actually took place on Earth-199999.

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Tom Holland as Peter Parker in Captain America: Civil War (Marvel Studios) Image Source: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The MCU's rendition of Peter Parker didn't receive his own standalone movie until after his appearance in "Captain America: Civil War." In this film, Tony Stark recruits him as the Avengers find themselves divided over a grave matter. Unlike the previous Spider-Men, we don't witness Tom Holland's Spidey getting bitten by a radioactive spider or losing his Uncle Ben. In fact, the MCU has never definitively clarified whether Peter even had a deceased Uncle Ben in this universe!

By the end of "Civil War," Tony Stark takes Peter under his wing, setting the stage for what's to come.

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Tom Holland as Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Homecoming (Marvel Studios) Image Source: Sony Pictures

Here's Tom Holland's first solo adventure as Spider-Man! "Spider-Man: Homecoming" aimed to distinguish itself from its predecessors by introducing a new love interest for Peter (Laura Harrier's Liz) and featuring an integral role for Iron Man. Some critics argued that this early incarnation of Spidey felt more like an "Iron Boy Jr.," but what could be more emblematic of Spider-Man than giving him a superhero mentor only to tragically lose him? This leads us to the epic two-parter that binds the MCU's "Infinity Saga" together.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Tom Holland as Peter Parker in Avengers: Infinity War (Marvel Studios) Image Source: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Just as Peter Parker was settling into his role as a hero, along came Thanos, wiping out half of the universe, including Peter himself. In "Avengers: Infinity War," Peter dons the new "Iron Spider" suit and ventures into space, exchanging a few quips along the way. However, Thanos' snap reduces him to ashes in Tony's arms. Holland's delivery of "Mr. Stark, I don't feel so good..." left a lasting impact on an entire generation of Spider-Man fans.

But as they say, you can't keep a good superhero down for long.

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Tom Holland as Peter Parker in Avengers: Endgame (Marvel Studios) Image Source: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Spider-Man returns alongside all the other resurrected superheroes in one of the most heartwarming moments of the decade. Although Tom Holland has limited screen time in "Endgame," he makes every moment count. This time, the roles are reversed as Peter and Tony endure a heart-wrenching farewell. Spider-Man loses the Avenger closest to him and five years of his life, but he emerges as a more mature hero.

Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

Tom Holland as Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Far From Home (Marvel Studios) Image Source: Sony Pictures

In his second solo film, "Spider-Man: Far From Home," Peter Parker grapples with grief over Tony's demise, as well as the aftermath of the Blip that saw half the world vanish for five years. However, that's not the only challenge he faces. A sinister figure with a fish bowl-shaped helmet is determined to ruin his life and, unfortunately, succeeds by the end. Just when things seemed to be going well for Peter, including his burgeoning relationship with Zendaya's MJ, Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio unveils Spider-Man's true identity to the world, shattering everything. The next movie picks up right where this one leaves off...

Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)

Tom Holland as Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home Image Source: Sony Pictures

"Spider-Man: No Way Home" has been viewed by some as pure fan-service, while others consider it the best Spider-Man movie ever made. To find out which side you're on, you'll have to watch it yourself. In what appears to be Tom Holland's final outing as Spidey (so far), he encounters two other versions of the character: Tobey Maguire's and Andrew Garfield's. However, their meeting is the result of a memory-altering spell gone terribly wrong, which Peter had requested Doctor Strange to cast. By the end of the film, Peter's secret identity is once again shrouded in secrecy, but he pays a great price and endures yet another tragic loss. Poor kid just can't seem to catch a break!

(Featured Image: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

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