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How Old Is Spider-Man?

How Old Is Spider-Man?

Spider-Man spent a long time as the sullen black sheep of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

After Sam Raimi’s series of films starring Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker (Spider-Man), there was a long dry spell, and the MCU got started.

Thor, Iron Man, The Hulk, The Avengers, and more came to the forefront of pop culture popcorn flix, leaving Spider-Man left out due to a licensing deal with Sony.

Andrew Garfield breathed some like into the character opposite Emma Stone, but that Spider-Man trilogy did not catch on like the previous one or like the MCU. 

As iconic as the Amazing Spider-Man from comic books was, he didn’t make the jump to the contemporary mainstream for years.

Thanks to a collaboration between Disney (the new owners of Marvel Studios) and Sony, we got Spider-Man movies with MCU relevance and quality.

Spider-Man Homecoming, Far From Home, and No Way Home comprise a new Spider-Man Trilogy starring Tom Holland.

The best part of the new trilogy is the fact we didn’t have to see Uncle Ben kick it again. Batman movies should take note.

We’ve seen Thomas and Martha get killed enough times; we promise.

Spider-Man’s Age and Life

Thanks to the Tom Holland continuity, Spider-Man was able to join the Avengers and participate in Avengers Endgame and Avengers Infinity War, and cross paths with Doctor Strange in Spider-Man No Way Home.

The latter gave us an amazing reunion of Spider-Men: Toby Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and Tom Holland all played the same web-slinging vigilante in a single movie, and it was marvelous. (MARVELous, get it?)

How Old Is Spider-Man?

Peter Parker is a student in the complete trilogy of trilogies, so his age is not a big mystery. Unlike some of his Avenger colleagues, Spider-Man’s life story is pretty clear-cut. Phew.

Peter is in high school at all times in the MCU. Tony Stark meets him as a freshman; by the time we reach Spider-Man No Way Home, he is a graduating senior looking at colleges.

Spider-Man is 18 years old as he prepares for college and applies to MIT in No Way Home. The college application stress is a useful indicator.

How Old Is Miles Morales?

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse from 2018 was an unexpected treat for Marvel and animation fans alike. There aren’t enough animated projects done in earnest for non-children audiences.

Into the Spider-Verse was a fun window into the many continuities of Spider-Man from the comics goes well beyond the typical Peter Parker.

The Spider-Man at the center of Spider-Verse is Miles Morales, a character from Marvel’s Ultimate series of comics who has since had his own titles and other cameos. Miles Morales is 13 years old.

He enters high school in the film, showing he is not far into his teen years.