NAI’s Favorite Spider-Man

Andrew Garfield, Tom Holland, and Tobey Maguire unite to film Spider-Man: No Way Home

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Andrew Garfield, Tom Holland, and Tobey Maguire unite to film Spider-Man: No Way Home

Mikhaela Titus, Staff Writer

After the release of the movie Spiderman: No Way Home, debate has sprung up over which actor is the best at playing Spider-Man:Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, or Tobey Maguire. 

Tobey Maguire is the oldest Spider-Man starring in Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, and Spider-Man 3 from 2002 to 2007. This leads some to believe he is the best simply because he is the original. Jack Kantz said, “Tobey was the strongest actor at playing Peter.” 

Next is Andrew Garfield, who made his presence known on screen in The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. For many fans, Andrew Garfield is the clear choice for the best Spider-Man. Freshman Isabella Zavolta said, “Even though he was wearing a mask, you could still see his emotions.” Freshman Kylie Dutkovich agreed with this and said, “Andrew Garfield is the best actor in the Spider-man suit. You can tell his emotions without seeing his face.” 

The most recent and current Spider-Man is Tom Holland, who brought Spider-Man to life in Spider-Man:Homecoming, Spider-Man:Far from Home, and the most recent release, Spider-Man: No Way Home. Many students believe that the current Spider-man is the best. Freshman Felipe Marchi said, “He’s an amazing actor and puts the most emotion into playing Spider-man.”

Although opinions vary on who the best Spider-man is, an overwhelming amount of the students interviewed agree on which movie is the best. Seventy-five percent of the students polled agree that Spider-man: No Way Home is their favorite of the eight. This movie included all three actors and allowed every fan to see their favorite on screen one more time. Freshman Kyra Malhotra said, “it has all three Spider-men in it, so it felt nostalgic seeing the characters I loved watching throughout my childhood.”

All three actors have been able to portray both Spider-Man and Peter Parker in ways that fans all over seem to love, making Spider-Man one of the most popular superheroes.