In 2016, Spider-Man was introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Tom Holland took on the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, to make the character’s debut in Marvel Studio’s sprawling comic book movie universe.
Since first stepping into the MCU, Spider-Man has appeared in a number of films, some as Marvel Studios productions (e.g. Avengers: Infinity War) and some as Sony Pictures/Marvel Studios co-productions (Spider-Man: Far From Home).
If you are new to the Spider-Man movie series and you want to keep track of Spider-Man’s appearances in the MCU it can be quite confusing. Marvel Studios produces a high volume of films, many of which do not include Spider-Man, so where do you begin?
Well, if you simply want to watch all of the MCU films which feature Spider-Man, then this post can help you. Below I will set out a guide to all of the MCU Spider-Man movies, so you will know where to start and what to watch next.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe Spider-Man movie order
As noted above, Spider-Man first appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2016. This was in the film, Captain America: Civil War.
In Captain America: Civil War, Tony Stark/Iron Man recruits Peter Parker to join his team of Avengers. Equipped with a new costume courtesy of Stark, Parker fights against Captain America’s team of Avengers in a large battle between various Marvel heroes.
Following his inclusion in Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man made his next appearance in the Spidey-solo film, Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). This movie focuses on Peter Parker’s high school adventures and his encounters with the villainous Vulture.
For his third appearance, Spider-Man becomes an Avenger in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and finds himself caught up in a battle to save the universe from the tyrannical Thanos. Spider-Man fights alongside the likes of Iron Man, Doctor Strange and Star-Lord, but becomes a victim of ‘The Snap’ – a devastating event which wipes out half of the population of the universe.
The next time Spider-Man appears in the MCU is via Avengers: Endgame (2019). Here he is revived to join forces with every major super hero in the MCU, to stop Thanos for good.
Following his resurrection in Avengers: Endgame, Spidey appears in the solo film, Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019). This is another high school adventure – albeit via a field trip – and sees Spidey trading blows with Mysterio.
If you wish to watch all of the Spider-Man MCU movies in order, then use this list:
- Captain America: Civil War (2016)
- Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
- Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
- Avengers: Endgame (2019)
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
If you work your way through the films in this order, you will be able to see Spider-Man’s early interactions with Iron Man, all the way through to him becoming a fully-fledged super hero and beyond. You do not need to watch any of the other movies which take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, just stick to these.
If you would like to know more about the Spider-Man movie series, including non-MCU Spider-Man films, then take a look at my post: ‘What are the Spider-Man movies?’. Alternatively, take a look at one of the recommended reads below.
- The actors who have played Spider-Man
- Spider-Man movies: A reference guide
- Is Venom suitable for kids?