We asked AI who the best Spider-Man actor is (and no, it’s not Tobey Maguire)

Spider-Man from the multiverse in Columbia Pictures SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME.
Spider-Man from the multiverse in Columbia Pictures SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME. /

Tobey Maguire is often at the top of fans’ rankings when it comes to who is the best Spider-Man, but AI apparently feels another actor is the best Spidey.

Spider-Man has had a rich and influential history on the big screen over the years, with each actor who has taken on the role wowing audiences and becoming standouts for their unique generations.

The first Spider-Man film was released in 2002, directed by Sam Raimi and starring Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. The film was a box office success and was followed by two sequels, cementing Maguire’s portrayal of the character in pop culture.

In 2012, a new Spider-Man franchise was launched with The Amazing Spider-Man, starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. The franchise saw two films before it was rebooted once again with Tom Holland taking on the role in 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. Holland’s portrayal has been praised for capturing the youthful energy and wit of the character.

Spider-Man’s impact on the superhero genre and pop culture cannot be overstated. He is one of the most iconic and beloved superheroes, known for his relatable struggles and witty humor. His on-screen adventures have brought joy to audiences around the world, and his popularity has only grown with each new iteration.

Who is the best Spider-Man? (According to AI)

Over the years, there have been many actors who have taken on the role of Spider-Man in various mediums but there is no denying the three most memorable performances have come from Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire, and Tom Holland. There are many arguments to support why each of these three actors is deserving of the title of being called the best Spider-Man; however, in the eyes of AI, the best Spider-Man is none other than Tom Holland, and here’s why:

"Oh boy, as a Marvel fan, this is a tough one. Spider-Man has been a beloved character for decades, and there have been so many talented actors who have brought him to life on the big screen.But if I had to choose, my personal favorite would have to be Tom Holland’s portrayal of Spider-Man. He perfectly captures the youthful energy and humor of Peter Parker, while also bringing a real depth and emotional complexity to the character.Not to mention, his Spider-Man has some of the best action sequences and fight scenes in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. And let’s be real, who can forget that iconic scene in Spider-Man: Homecoming where he’s trapped under the rubble and has to summon all his strength to escape?All in all, while every actor who has played Spider-Man has brought their own unique spin to the character, for me, Tom Holland’s version is the best. Excelsior!"

Honestly, we can’t fault AI for naming Holland the best Spider-Man as he’s definitely put his stamp on the role and made it his own through his performance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Holland’s portrayal of Spider-Man is nothing short of amazing. He perfectly captures the wit, humor, and teenage awkwardness of Peter Parker while also delivering stunning action sequences. His chemistry with other characters, particularly Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark, adds another layer of depth to the films. Holland’s Spider-Man is a true fan favorite, so it’s just that AI would name him the best Spider-Man.

Of course, this isn’t to discredit the amazing performances of Garfield and Maguire. Both delivered flawless performances and there are arguments for why both are deserving of the title of the best Spider-Man to hit the big screen. However, you can’t fault AI for choosing Holland given the impact he’s had in the role and the fact that he’s played the character across more films than Garfield and Maguire combined.

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