MCU: The Best Ships In The Spider-Man Trilogy

MCU: The Best Ships In The Spider-Man Trilogy

The Spider-Man trilogy found new life with the Marvel Cinematic Universe entering into an agreement with Sony to co-produce the movies. This allowed Spider-Man to live in the world of the MCU, interact with other heroes there, and also brought some of his classic villains into the MCU world.

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It also allowed Marvel to add a few more historic characters into the mix, outside of the main characters that Sony had used over and over again. Marvel also introduced several relationships into the movies, some that existed in the comics, and some that were wholly unique to the world of the movies.

10 Adrian Toomes And Doris Toomes

Vulture talking to his wife in Spider-Man Homecoming.

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, the MCU followed Sony’s lead by creating a villain that wasn’t totally evil and deserved redemption in the end. Much like Doctor Octopus and Sandman in the original Sam Raimi trilogy, Vulture was a man who was down on his luck and made a bad decision.

Adrian Toomes was a married man and seemed like a good husband to Doris Toomes and a good father to Liz. Everything that he did was to ensure his family didn’t lose their home when the government allowed Tony Stark to destroy his business and his life. What Adrian did was wrong, but he did it for his family.

9 Spider-Man And F.R.I.D.A.Y.

Spider-Man in a warehouse in Homecoming.

One of the best relationships in the Iron Man movies was between Tony Stark and his AI J.A.R.V.I.S. Spider-Man: Homecoming gave Peter Parker a similar relationship. Tony gave Peter some high-tech armor that included its own AI, named F.R.I.D.A.Y.

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In some fun trivia, the two AI’s were voiced by the husband-wife acting team of Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly. As for Spider-Man’s relationship with F.R.I.D.A.Y., it was different from Tony as Peter had to learn how to use it and keep it from going lethal one too many times.


8 Peter Parker And Liz Toomes

Liz talking to Peter Parker in Spider-Man Homecoming.

Peter Parker’s first romantic relationship in the Spider-Man trilogy was with Liz Toomes. While MJ was around, she was a background character and Peter had the biggest crush on Liz. This played out of the comics, with Liz Allen as one of Peter Parker’s early love interests.

However, this Liz was different, as in the comics, Liz liked jock Flash Thompson, and here she seemed to have eyes for Peter. Things didn’t work out well when her dad turned out to be Vulture, but Peter did get to take her to the Homecoming Dance.

7 Ned Leeds And MJ

Peter Parker looking up with Ned and MJ.

At the end of Spider-Man: No Way Home, everything changed in the world of Spider-Man. The entire world forgot that Peter Parker existed and with no family left, Peter Parker was left all alone. When he went to consider reconnecting with MJ and Ned Leeds, he couldn’t.

While Peter was gone. MJ and Ned remained close. Ned was eating at the diner that MJ worked at and the two seemed close. The idea was that they might be together now that Peter is gone, and while that is great for them, it hurts seeing Peter on the outside looking in.

6 Tony Stark And Pepper Potts

Tony Stark proposes to Pepper Potts.

While they only appeared in one movie in the Spider-Man trilogy, Tony Stark and Pepper Potts continued the love story they started in their own trilogy of movies. What is impressive is that they took the biggest step in their lives in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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Tony Stark set up a giant press conference to introduce Spider-Man as the newest member of The Avengers. When Peter admitted he wasn’t ready yet, Tony pivoted and used the press conference to announce that he was asking Pepper to marry him, making the big leap.

5 Ned Leeds And Betty Brant

Ned standing in front of Betty and MJ in Spider-Man Far From Home.

In Spider-Man: Far From Home, the most unlikely relationship started and ended. While Peter Parker spent most of the movie trying to figure out how to let MJ know he liked her, Ned Leeds had no problems hooking up with the school’s student news reporter, Betty Brant.

This also tied into the comics, as Ned Leeds and Betty Brant got married, although they were both adults and not high school students when they started dating there. Here, it was a small crush while they were on vacation, and it gave Ned a moment of happiness before they moved on at the end.

4 The Three Spider-Men

All 3 Spider-Man characters in No Way Home.

In Spider-Man: No Way Home, one of the best relationships occurred when all three Spider-Man heroes showed up and worked together. What made this relationship so great was that they were the perfect bromance relationship, working hard to help pump each other up.

Listening to the three Peter Parker’s talking to each other, and exchanging positive affirmations was one of the best parts of the best Spider-Man movies ever made.

3 Peter Parker And Ned Leeds

Ned with his arm around Peter Parker.

The ultimate bromance in the Spider-Man trilogy was between Peter Parker and Ned Leeds. These two were best friends before Ned ever learned that Peter was Spider-Man. When he did learn, he was more than happy to be Spider-Man’s Man in the Chair.

In Spider-Man: Far From Home, the bromance was on full display as Ned showed great jealousy when MJ learned Peter’s secret and he had to share his best friend with her. By the third movie, they were a solid trio with Peter Parker dating MJ, and he and Ned were as strong as ever.

2 Happy Hogan And Aunt May

Happy Hogan and Aunt May talking to Peter Parker.

The most unexpected relationship from the Spider-Man trilogy came when Iron Man supporting character Happy Hogan and Peter’s Aunt My started dating. This was awkward for Peter, but it was a great moment for fans of Happy.

The relationship looked like it would get stronger when Happy was there to help Peter throughout his fight in Europe, but then it was Aunt May who broke it off. Seeing Happy in No Way Home crying at her grave, though, proved how great this short-lived relationship was.

1 Peter Parker And MJ

MJ kissing Spider-Man in Far From Home.

The best relationship in the Spider-Man trilogy of movies, and one of the best relationships in the MCU, was between Peter Parker and MJ. This was a bit of a surprise when it developed because there were outspoken fans that didn’t like that MJ was not Mary Jane.

However, MJ grew as a great character in the movies, and her relationship with Peter strengthening in Far From Home helped make this a couple to cheer for in No Way Home. Peter and MJ grew together, and both deserved to find happiness in the end.

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Shawn received his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma with a minor in Film Studies. He has worked as a journalist for over 25 years, first in the world of print journalism before moving to online media as the world changed. Shawn is a former member of the Society of Professional Journalists and current member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. He has work published in newspapers such as Daily Oklahoman and Oklahoma Gazette and magazines such as Vox Magazine, Loud Magazine, and Inside Sports Magazine. His work on the Internet has been featured on websites like The Huffington Post, Yahoo Movies, Chud, Renegade Cinema, 411mania, and Sporting News.

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