Spider-Man has been on screen for 6 stand-alone movies. The first three (Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2 and 3) were part of the same series that starred Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man and directed by Sam Raimi.
Later Andrew Garfield took over the red and blue costume in the reboot Amazing Spider-Man and Amazing Spider-Man 2. Both movies were directed by Marc Webb. Garfield would give way to Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming directed by Jon Watts.
Holland is the current Spider-Man who had made appearances in the Avengers movies as well. He was last seen in Avengers: Infinity War and will also be appearing in the sequel to Homecoming titled Spider-Man: Far from Home in July next year.
He will be joined by another familiar character as well. That could possibly be Happy Hogan played by Jon Favreau in Homecoming and Avengers movies.
It’s really cool how the current Spider-Man is tied to the Marvel cinematic universe- Avengers, Iron Man, Thor and more. Favreau has been part of several previous Marvel movies. His return in Spider-Man: Far from Home should be welcome news for fans of the Marvel cinematic universe.
Holland has made a strong impression as Spider-Man and some would say he’s better than his predecessors Maguire and Garfield in the role. Maguire’s performance in Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 was excellent and earned mixed reviews in Spider-Man 3.
Garfield did a decent attempt as the friendly neighborhood web swinger. Holland is a welcome change and has stuck in the role for the foreseeable future.
A more mature Spider-Man will be portrayed in the upcoming video game adaptation exclusive to the PlayStation 4.
That game is not connected to the current movies but is looking to be a blockbuster in its own right. Spider-Man: Far from Home could take cues from the game perhaps when the movie releases next year.