The recent Spider-Man franchise starring Tom Holland has been one of the cornerstones of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). It was this Spider-Man who became a part of The Avengers and whose story overlaps that of other Avengers as well. But we must remember his roots and realize that Spider-Man has come a really long way from when he first appeared on the screen.
The Marvel Comics character Peter Parker/Spider-Man was first portrayed in live-action in the 1970s television series The Amazing Spider-Man. However, it was in 2002 when the world saw the theatrical release of Sony's Spider-Man, the success of which helped kickstart the modern era of superhero films with its use of costuming, special effects, and realism, and even became the first movie in history to earn over $100 million in its opening weekend. On top of what it did for the superhero genre both financially and critically, Spider-Man delivered a thrilling modern take on the high-school web-slinger as he went through his classic origin story. Sam Raimi's vision came through as he changed the genre forever, helping open the door for the modern movies of this era to come to fruition.
Now, Spider-Man is celebrating 20 years since its original debut in theaters, and to help remember this momentous anniversary, Sony Pictures Entertainment dropped a one-minute-long video on YouTube for the audience to relive some of the best moments from that original film celebrating its 20 years at the movies. The video starts off with a clip of all three webslingers from Spider-Man: No Way Home and later the trailer shows off some of the biggest and iconic moments from the original movie - from Spidey swinging with Mary Jane Watson, to fighting Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin, etc. The video highlights everything that Raimi had brought to the big screen in his first superhero outing.
Check out the video below to celebrate Spider-Man's 20 years at the movies: