Spider-Man's Best MCU Moments Ranked Before SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME Swings Into Theaters

Spider-Man's tenure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe looks set to continue for three more movies beyond Spider-Man: No Way Home, and we're now looking back at the wall-crawler's best moments in this world.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is now just a couple of weeks away, and with it confirmed that Tom Holland is sticking around for three more movies, we can't help but think back to what the actor has been able to do as Peter Parker so far. Since he was cast in 2015, the actor has had one heck of a run!

Across his appearances in Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-Man: Far From Home, Spidey has delivered a lot of unforgettable moments which will go down in history. Now, we're taking a look at the ten which stand out as being the best. The question is, which of them have we put at the top of that list?

Well, deciding that wasn't easy, and something tells us there will be even more spectacular scenes to include here a couple of weeks from now. However, during the course of his five big screen appearances (we're not going to include What If...? seeing as that was a Variant), the wall-crawler has managed to do an awful lot, and become one of the MCU's greatest heroes in the process.

To take a look through this ranking, all you guys need to do is hit the "Next" button down below. 
 

10. Taking Down Giant-Man

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Spider-Man's first real outing as a superhero in Captain America: Civil War saw him joining Iron Man and the rest of The Avengers in Germany to take on Captain America's team of, well, Avengers, after Zemo's machinations saw Earth's Mightiest Heroes torn down the middle. 

Putting his ingenuity to good use, the wall-crawler took inspiration from a "really old movie" called The Empire Strikes Back to use his webs to wrap up Giant-Man's legs and take him down just like an AT-AT (with an assist from Iron Man and War Machine). Spidey had a lot of memorable interactions during the airport battle but this stands out as a highlight.

The MCU's version of Peter was very inexperienced at this stage but this sequence provided a glimpse at exactly what he's capable of as a superhero and that's something fans can appreciate.
 

9. Peter Parker Meets Captain Marvel

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Like a lot of other heroes, Spider-Man's role in Avengers: Endgame was a minor one but the Russo Brothers made good use of him. The "Instant Kill" sequence has been somewhat controversial, of course, but Peter (who has a "no-kill" rule in the comic books which is a huge part of the character) was only taking out a bunch of mindless aliens later dusted by Iron Man. 

His emotional goodbye to Tony Stark was obviously noteworthy but so too was the youngster's first meeting with Carol Danvers. 

Comic book fans will be well aware that these two are close friends in the source material and so seeing Captain Marvel meet Spider-Man before that awesome A-Force moment was very cool and a real treat for moviegoers who love seeing their favourite characters interacting on screen. 
 

8. An Awkward Car Journey

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Heading into Spider-Man: Homecoming's final act, we obviously knew that Adrian Toomes was The Vulture. Peter Parker did as well, but what none of realised was that he was also Liz's father! 

As a result, we were left every bit as shocked as Peter when the villain answered the door and what followed was a superb sequence in which Spidey tried to play it cool as Toomes slowly realised that the high school student in the back of his car dating his daughter had been interfering with his plans. 

It was an awesome sequence and one Marvel Studios successfully managed to keep under wraps before Spider-Man: Homecoming arrived in theaters. It also showed that Peter was willing to do what is right to protect those around him even if that meant giving up what he wanted in the process. 
 

7. Spider-Sense, At Last

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Something that baffled fans from the start was the fact that the MCU version of Spider-Man didn't have his Spider-Sense from the comics. It had certainly been alluded to but the web-slinger wasn't exactly dodging incoming attacks the way you might expect. Well, Spider-Man: Far From Home finally introduced the "Peter Tingle" and, silly name aside, it was awesome. 

Introducing it during that final fight with Mysterio made this particular superpower feel earned and while we don't know how it was supposed to develop moving into future movies, it certainly would have been interesting exploring it alongside the webbed warrior.

As it stands, though, Spidey taking out those drones thanks to his "Peter Tingle" remains a highlight.
 

6. "Hey, Everyone!" 

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We're actually moving outside the movies themselves for a second to highlight a now iconic moment from the Captain America: Civil War trailer. It was no secret that Spider-Man would make a cameo appearance in the movie but this teaser pulled back the curtain on the MCU's version of the character in a huge way that wouldn't soon be forgotten. 

We'd been wondering whether Spidey might make an appearance in the trailer and him leaping into action and declaring, "Hey, everyone!" was the perfect way to handle this. 

The moment played out slightly different in the movie itself, of course, but it's hard not to look back at this trailer and not get goosebumps, especially as it was our first look at Spider-Man in the same world as The Avengers, something none of us ever thoughts we would get to see. 
 

5. "What's The Fu-"

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Spider-Man: Homecoming ended with what appeared to be a typical final superhero movie scene as a suited up Peter Parker stood triumphantly in his bedroom decked out in the costume given to him by Tony Stark. However, it's fair to say none of us could have predicted the scene that came next. 

As the camera panned around the hero, Aunt May could be seen in the background and she shouted "What the fu-" before the movie ended and we were left for two years waiting and seeing how she would react to the revelation that her nephew is actually a friendly, neighbourhood superhero! 

It was an awesome cliffhanger and something which set up an exciting new status quo for Spidey.
 

4. More Than A Costume

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Spider-Man: Homecoming also made some dramatic changes to what had come before by giving Peter Parker a costume that had been created by Iron Man and was, as a result, packed full of crazy gadgets. However, when a costly mistake led to that being taken from him, the wall-crawler found himself back in that homemade costume. 

Well, proving that he didn't need any of those fancy gadgets to be a superhero, Peter managed to dig deep and lift the rubble The Vulture had buried him under before putting an end to Toomes' plan once and for all. 

This was a great homage to the comic books and while some fans were unhappy with the hero's fancy new costume, it was also a moment that proved this Spider-Man was still the hero we all know and love. It's noteworthy that in the sequel, he relied a lot less on all of those additions. 
 

3. "Mr. Stark, I Don't Feel So Good..."



Marvel Studios didn't have Spider-Man for very long but, yes, they really did kill the wall-crawler off in Avengers: Infinity War! In perhaps the movie's most emotional scene (and there were a lot of them), Peter Parker suddenly didn't feel very well and collapsed in Iron Man's arms, making it clear that he wasn't ready to die. Then, he turned to dust. 

This scene not only emphasised how young this Spidey is but also effectively got across the horror of what Thanos was doing. 

It's hard to imagine this moment working as well with anyone else and Tom Holland's performance here was fantastic. This scene is bound to go down as one of the most powerful in the history of the MCU and it just goes to show how quickly Spidey became this shared world's emotional backbone.
 

2. Mysterio Illusion Sequence

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Wow.

Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts absolutely outdid himself here and this entire illusion sequence is probably the most comic book-y set of scenes in a superhero movie ever! As the web-slinger found himself fighting off Iron Man's corpse, multiple versions of himself, and a skyscraper-sized version of Mysterio, it's hard to imagine any fan not sitting there with their jaw agape. 

This was a beautifully crafted sequence in the sequel which perfectly portrayed the lead villain's powers, all while putting Spidey in a position it's fair to say we could have never imagined him in. 
 

1. Spider-Man's Secret Identity Is Outed

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Now, if we're talking about jaw-dropping moments, it really doesn't get any better than this. In what appeared to be a pretty straightforward mid-credits scene with Spidey hanging out with MJ, we were treated to both the return of J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson and the mind-blowing moment when the hero's secret identity is outed...oh, and he was framed as a criminal! 

As cliffhangers go, this was even more spectacular than the one with Aunt May and it's something none of us ever imagined happening (what is it with Marvel Studios and epic surprises?). 

A true game-changer for the wall-crawler's status quo, the mind boggles with where this particular plot thread was meant to go and if your jaw didn't literally drop when this happened, you may very well be dead inside. Spider-Man: Far From Home was one heck of a movie but this was the best mid-credits scene of all-time and we can't wait to see how No Way Home picks up on this.
 

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