Spider-Man: Far From Home proved to be a big hit among audiences (minor spoilers ahead if you've not seen it yet), and it’s not hard to see why. The blockbuster saw characters such as Peter Parker and MJ evolve, gave us a memorable villain in the form of Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio and gave us thrilling action sequences across Europe in Prague, Berlin and London. They’re not the only reasons the movie has been such a box office hit, however.
The three distinct suits Spider-Man wore helped make it stand out, too, with audiences treated to looks on the webslinger that they’ve never seen on-screen before. With there now being seven live-action Spider-Man solo movies, we rank every costume he’s worn on the big screen to worst to best.
11 Spider-Man Wrestling Suit (Spider-Man, 2002)
The first-ever Spider-Man suit seen in a live-action movie was back in 2002, in the form of Peter Parker’s wrestling outfit. Having not long received his powers, he decides to compete in a wrestling competition so that he can receive enough money to buy a car, in order to impress his long-time crush Mary Jane. He immediately plots several different designs for an outfit, before settling for a red number with blue sweatpants.
It just looks so thrown together. Obviously, the latter is the effect that director Sam Raimi was going for, but it still ranks as the least-memorable outfit he’s worn on-screen.
10 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Suit (2014)
Having worn a completely different suit during the first Amazing Spider-Man movie in 2012, Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker then changes it up for the sequel.
Sony received criticism for the webslinger’s appearance in the first rebooted movie and it seems they panicked by reverting to type, rather than sticking with a far more unique design. There was nothing new and exciting about his appearance, with it closely resembling the suits seen during Sam Raimi’s trilogy.
9 Stealth Suit (Spider-Man: Far From Home, 2019)
While we said audiences loved all three suits from Far From Home, some rank higher than others and the stealth suit comes bottom of the pile. You can tell it’s not made by Tony Stark because it looks a tad too cheap and simple, something Iron Man certainly wouldn’t allow one of his close friends to roam about in. It also lacks the same cool technological features as some of the other outfits Peter Parker has worn before.
It does its job, because nobody realises it’s Peter under the mask - with Ned conveniently labelling him ‘Night Monkey’ to help hide his identity. Our protagonist doesn’t like it much (it’s too tight) and neither do we. Plus, the rude and abrasive nature of the person who gives it to him doesn’t do it any favours either. It is a little famous, though.
8 Classic Suit (Spider-Man 2002)
Some people will no doubt protest this decision, given how nostalgic the first-ever live-action Spider-Man movies make us feel, but the suit just didn’t hit the same heights as those that would come after it. Peter Parker designs it as he ramps up his efforts to rid New York City of criminal activity and wears it throughout most of the final act of the movie, where he faces off against Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin.
The only reason it comes behind the suit worn in the following movie and Spider-Man 3 is the lenses. They always made the webslinger look angry and it looks too tight an outfit to wear all the time while fighting, giving Peter a stocky look.
7 Revamped Classic Suit (Spider-Man 2 2004, Spider-Man 3 2007)
For the release of Spider-Man 2 in 2004, director Sam Raimi opted to make subtle changes to the costume. While it had been a colourful outfit before, the decision to enhance the red and darken the blue areas of the suit paid off, making it one of the most iconic appearances our favorite neighbourhood bug has ever worn.
Also, Spidey stays in this costume for two movies straight. We see him donning the look during some of the best action sequences, such as when he faces off against Doctor Octopus and when he and Harry Osborn team up to fight Venom and Sandman during the third film of the trilogy.
6 'Symbiote Suit' (Spider-Man 3 2007)
This is one sure to divide people, but when the trailer for Spider-Man 3 released and showed us he would be getting a snazzy black number, audiences couldn’t contain themselves. It didn’t disappoint, with the appearance not only looking slick and unique but also changing the way Peter Parker behaved as a result.
When wearing the suit, Peter sports a new gothic haircut, suffers from overconfidence and becomes increasingly violent, scarring close friend Harry Osborn for life and punching Mary Jane Watson following a brawl at her work. The webslinger eventually realises it’s taking him over and manages to get rid of it, only to see it take over Eddie Brock instead and transform Peter’s Daily Bugle rival into Venom.
5 Amazing Spider-Man Suit (2012)
Like the symbiotic outfit above, the suit from the first Amazing Spider-Man movie is a divisive one. For some, Sony decided to tinker too much in their bid to reboot the series and mark it as significantly different to the costumes Tobey Maguire had worn during the Sam Raimi trilogy. But, for others, it was a refreshing change of pace.
We’re inclined to agree with the latter. Sure, the tinted eyes aren’t for everybody, but there’s no denying that, at the time, it was the most advanced version of the iconic costume yet.
4 Home-Made Costume (Spider-Man: Homecoming 2017)
As original suits go, nothing can ever come close to the home-made costume seen in 2017’s Spider-Man Homecoming. It is a suit that symbolises everything fun, bubbly and awkward about Tom Holland’s take on Peter Parker.
Our only mild complaint is: how did Peter manage to design such a thing without attracting too much attention? It must have required specific materials for the goggles as well as the web-shooters. It just looks the part entirely and had a super comic book vibe about it.
3 The Stark Suit (Spider-Man Homecoming 2017)
When the Captain America: Civil War trailer dropped, it immediately got everybody talking: there was the prospect of Iron Man and Captain America battling to the death, the possibility of some casualties but then, the thing most discussed on the internet: Spider-Man’s outfit.
What’s not to like? The decision to fill in the edges of the eyes could have backfired, but it didn’t. Everybody loved the look and the fact the suit relied on the same AI as Iron Man’s made it all that bit cooler.
2 The Iron Spider Suit (Spider-Man Homecoming 2017)
While Peter Parker didn’t wear the Iron Spider suit in Homecoming, audiences got their first glimpse of it at the end of the movie where he politely declines the chance to become an Avenger. He was still sporting it in the early embers of Far From Home.
Quite simply, it’s breathtaking. The red and gold, coupled with the blue, compliment each other well and the fact that it has metallic limbs is another bonus. The limbs prove key to him defeating Ebony Maw in Infinity War and help protect both himself and the crucial Gauntlet in Endgame.
1 The Peter Parker Suit (Spider-Man: Far From Home)
Picking the top three for this list has been extremely difficult, but sitting top of it is the suit Peter Parker makes in Far From Home. Everything about it, from its appearances to its abilities, its origin story to its involvement in the battle against Mysterio, is gold.
To see Peter making it in front of Happy Hogan was a big emotional moment, namely because of how much he resembled mentor Tony Stark while doing it. Tinkering with the colours was another great idea, with the white spider on the front and back looking the part.