If it isn’t obvious, Marvel does in fact make better Spider-Man movies than Sony does. From box office numbers to accurate portration. Let’s go through what makes Spider-Man better in the MCU than with Sony in detail with these two topics, shall we?
- Box Office Numbers
Sony has produced three movies with Spider-Man. Marvel so far, has only produced two. The very first Spider-Man movie Sony put out made $821 million at the box office. The second Spider-Man made $783 million at the box office, and the third one made $890 million. That’s pretty average for a superhero movie. Usually, the first and last movies of a franchise make the most money, with the last movie making a little more. We’ve seen it many times, so it’s not that terrible that the second movie didn’t even pass $800 million. Now, let’s take a look at the Spider-Man movies after they were put under the care of Marvel Studios. Spider-Man Homecoming alone made $880 million at the box office. More than Sony’s first and second movie, and right behind Spider-Man 3. Then recently, Marvel Studios released Spider-Man Far From Home. The most successful Spider-Man movie of all time, and the very first Spider-Man movie to make over a billion dollars at the box office. Marvel movies have been the most successful, and will continue to be.
- Accurate Portration
Peter Parker is a high school kid from Queens who also happens to be Spider-Man. He’s awkward, makes jokes, and is your average relatable teenager. Tobey Maguire was 27 when he played Peter in Spider-Man 1. To many audience members, Tobey’s Spider-Man seemed a little bit more mature. Peter was quirky, but calm and collected. But, I’m sure Sony did the best casting they could at the time, right? Fast forward a decade and a half, and now Marvel Studios is casting for the role of Spider-Man. And who do they pick? 19 year old Tom Holland, fresh out of high school. You see what I’m getting at here? In Spider-Man Homecoming and Far From Home, Tom portrays Peter as an awkward, sensitive, childlike teenager who’s trying to do the best he can. Sound familiar? Ah, yes! The Peter Parker from the comics we all grew up with! The way one of his creators, Stan Lee wanted him to be like all along! It only took three franchise reboots to make it happen!
No hate towards Tobey, he did the best he could with what he was given. The difference in the movies is how the directors, producers, and studios see Spider-Man and how they choose to bring him to life. Marvel did it better. Keep Spider-Man in the MCU.
By Jassi Chahal