After two different live-action film iterations of Peter Parker, the beloved character finally came to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2016. That meant he would get to interact with the likes of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the rest of the gang. As soon as he arrived, we realized this was the best Spider-Man we had ever seen.
Tom Holland was perfect in the role, perfectly nailing every aspect of Peter Parker that was so popular in the comic books. Though Spider-Man just debuted in the MCU three years ago, Holland has now played the wall-crawler more than any other actor in history. After five movie appearances, we've found the 10 best moments of this MCU character. Watch out for Spider-Man: Far From Home spoilers, and others if you're not up to date with the MCU yet!
10 The Introduction
Our first sight of Peter Parker in the MCU came during Captain America: Civil War. With Tony Stark and Steve Rogers on opposite sides of a dispute, both recruited heroes to their teams. Tony headed off to Queens to find Spider-Man after seeing videos of his heroics on YouTube.
Peter Parker came home to find his aunt May talking with the famous Tony Stark. Tony made up a story about Peter winning an internship with him. As the two spoke in Peter's room, we got a feel for their chemistry. Their banter was witty and Tony ultimately got Peter to join his side of the fight, even if Peter kind of agreed with Cap's vision. This was the start of a relationship that played a key role in every future Peter Parker appearance.
9 The Talk With Adrian Toomes
This is the most tense scene in Spider-Man: Homecoming. As Peter picked up his date for the dance, he got a shock when the door opened and revealed Adrian Toomes, better known as the villainous Vulture. Peter and viewers had no clue that Adrian was the father of the girl he liked.
As Adrian drove them to the dance, Liz inadvertently dropped enough hints about Peter that Adrian figured out he was Spider-Man. Liz entered the dance and Adrian kept Peter behind for an intense conversation. Despite his bravery, fear was clear on Peter's face as Adrian threatened him. Not the finest moment for Peter, but one of the best scenes he's been part of.
8 Dating MJ
It would be next to impossible to discuss Peter Parker's MCU highlights without mentioning the relationship with MJ. It comes to the forefront during Spider-Man: Far From Home, with Peter trying to woo the girl he likes. It had all the makings of a great romantic comedy and was a stellar part of the film.
After revealing the truth about his secret identity, the bond between Peter and MJ was stronger than ever. Peter defeated Mysterio and MJ was the first person to come find him. As they spoke, MJ planted a kiss on him, he returned it, and it was one of the sweetest things you'll ever see in the MCU.
7 Fighting Thanos
The fight on Thanos' home planet was one of the best scenes in Avengers: Infinity War, a movie filled with great ones. Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, and Iron Man were joined by Star-Lord, Drax, and Mantis of the Guardians of the Galaxy. They came up with a plan to ambush Thanos on Titan.
The fight was an exhilarating one and Peter was the MVP at certain points. He jumped through multiple portals made by Doctor Strange and kept hitting Thanos. His shouts of "Magic. More magic. Magic with a kick," were some of the most memorable bits of arguably the best fight scene in MCU history.
6 Stealing Captain America's Shield
"Underoos!" With that exclamation, Iron Man signaled for Spider-Man to join the big airport fight scene during Captain America: Civil War. From out of nowhere, Spidey swung in and stole Captain America's shield before doing a superhero landing and posing with it.
This moment was so cool that the film-makers made sure it was the only thing we saw of Spider-Man in the trailers for this movie. Check YouTube and you'll find hundreds of ecstatic fans losing their minds at the sight. To make it better, Peter followed this up by hilariously introducing himself to everyone like a big fan.
5 Becoming An Avenger
Peter Parker fled from a school trip when he spotted an alien ship in the sky during Avengers: Infinity War. He arrived just in time to save Iron Man and do battle with the children of Thanos. Peter ended up on the ship as it headed to space and Tony sent him the Iron Spider suit to keep him alive.
Surprising Tony as a stowaway on the ship, Peter helped to rescue Doctor Strange. The three men were on a collision course with Thanos' home planet where they planned to take the fight to Mad Titan. On their way, Tony "knighted" Peter and told him that he was officially an Avenger. The music swelled and the look of pride on Peter's face caused applause everywhere.
4 Hugging Tony
The father/son dynamic between Tony Stark and Peter Parker was a driving force in the most recent MCU movies. Peter was constantly seeking approval and love from Tony. He mistook Tony reaching for the car door for a hug in a funny scene from Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Even after being made into an Avenger, Peter still didn't get that hug. However, when Peter returned during the fight in Avengers: Endgame, he went up to Tony to let him know what happened. As he explained it all, Tony quietly interrupted with an emotional hug. Peter accepted the embrace that he had truly earned.
3 "I Don't Feel So Good"
Your best moments aren't always happy ones. After Thanos retrieved all six Infinity Stones, he snapped his fingers and... we all know what happened next. One by one, fans watched as their favorite heroes turned to dust at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. The final person to go was Peter Parker.
Peter took longer than everyone else to die, most likely due to his Spider-Sense. It was agonizing to see him make a desperate plea to Tony that he didn't want to go. He clung to Tony as his life began to fade away. His final, "I'm sorry," as he fully dusted was incredibly sad and set the tone for everything Tony did in Avengers: Endgame.
2 Beating Mysterio
Throughout Spider-Man: Far From Home, Peter struggled against Mysterio and the illusions he created. He also couldn't get his "Peter Tingle" (Spider-Sense) to work properly. It all came to a head during the final battle. Mysterio used his drones to create a series of illusions that shielded him from Spidey.
It was there that Peter took a deep breath and gathered himself. He got his Peter Tingle to work and destroyed all of the drones despite not being able to technically see them. If that wasn't enough, Peter also used this ability to avoid the gunshot from Mysterio during another illusion and defeat his nemesis.
The Amazing Spider-Man #33 is one of the most iconic comic book issues in Marvel history. It depicts a trapped Spider-Man powering up to break himself free from certain death. Spider-Man: Homecoming did a masterful job in recreating this moment. Following an encounter with the Vulture, Peter was trapped under a large amount of rubble.
Without the fancy suit made for him by Tony Stark, Peter had to find a way out all on his own. Going against his earlier words that he was nothing without the suit, Peter summoned up the strength to stand and lift all the rubble. He was a hero with or without the suit. It's the most uplifting thing we've ever seen from Peter Parker.