Tobey Maguire vs. Andrew Garfield vs. Tom Holland: Who is the Best Spider-Man?


Lauren Jones

Spider-Man, one of the most well-known Marvel characters ever created. In the time that the character has been portrayed in film, 3 actors have played the famous web-slinger: Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland who is the current actor playing Spider-Man.

Maguire played the character from 2002-2007 and appeared in 3 films: Spider-Man 1, Spider-Man 2 (which is regarded often as the best Spider-Man movie), and Spider-Man 3.

Garfield played the character from 2012-2014 and appeared in 2 films: The Amazing Spider-Man 1 and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Holland, who previously mentioned as the current actor for Spider-Man has first played the character in Captain America: Civil War, continues to play the character and portrayed the character in his first solo movie Spider-Man: Homecoming.

But there is a debate going on: Who was the best person to playing Spider-Man?

Here are some people around LHS who have voiced their opinions on who is the best Spider-Man.

“Tobey Maguire is the best. He’s the original and though Tom Holland holds a special place, Tobey was the first.” LHS sophomore Dashell Swanson says.

“I liked Andrew Garfield but I like Tom Holland now.” LHS choir teacher Ms. Brooks says.

“I like Tom Holland’s Spider-Man because he embodies what Spider-Man should be. Stan Lee said in an interview “Tom Holland is what I envisioned Spider-Man to be when I created the comics.” LHS senior Libby Gliozzi says.

As of recently, more people are saying that Tom Holland is the best Spider-Man but there is still love for the previous actors who have played Spider-Man.