Superhero of the Week 1: SPIDER-MAN


The fictional character Spider-Man, a comic book superhero created by Stan Lee and featured in Marvel Comics publications, has appeared as a main character in multiple theatrical and made-for-television films.


Nicholas Hammond first starred as Peter Parker / Spider-Man in the 1977 made-for-television film Spider-Man and would appear as the character two other times. By 1999, Sony Pictures Entertainment had acquired the film rights to the character, creating two film series until 2014: the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy of films (2002–2007) starring Tobey Maguire, and the Marc Webb Amazing Spider-Man films (2012 and 2014) starring Andrew Garfield.


In February 2015, Disney, Marvel Studios, and Sony announced a deal to share the Spider-Man film rights, leading to a new iteration of Spider-Man being introduced and integrated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The deal allowed Sony Pictures to continue to own, finance, distribute, and have final creative control of the solo Spider-Man films, with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures distributing the films with his other appearances. Tom Holland portrays this version of Spider-Man, having appeared in five films to date, from Captain America: Civil War (2016) to Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019). In September 2019, Disney and Sony announced a new agreement for Holland's version to make at least two more appearances: in another solo film and another team-up film.


Plans for an animated Spider-Man film were officially announced by Sony in April 2015, which eventually became Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) from Sony Pictures Animation. Shameik Moore voices Miles Morales / Spider-Man in the film, along with various other versions of Peter Parker and alternate versions of Spider-Man from the multiverse also appearing. A sequel and potential spin-offs are planned.


The Spider-Man films have been generally well-received. They have collectively grossed over $6.3 billion at the global box office, with Far From Home becoming the first Spider-Man film to gross over $1 billion worldwide as well as Sony's highest-grossing film ever. Additionally, Into the Spider-Verse won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.



How do you rate the Spider-Man movies?








WATCH SPIDER-MAN THIS WEEK


ON TV:



Sky Cinema Superheroes, All Week...

Bitten by a radioactive spider, Peter Parker’s arachnid abilities give him amazing powers he uses to help others, while his personal life continues to offer plenty of obstacles.

See Spider-Man this week in...

Avengers: Endgame (2018)

Spider-Man (2002)

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)



ON NETFLIX:



FILM: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Brilliant Spider-Man film or should that Spider-Men - or Spider-Men and Spider-Women - - - or Spider-Men and Spider-Women and Spider-Pig!?!



Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload

Spidey appears in Lego form in this Marvel cartoon series.



What's your favourite Spider-Man movie?



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