Marvel and DC Comics fans are in a heated debate over which franchise dropped the best trailer. DC fans are rallying behind The Batman, while Marvel fans are standing behind Spider-Man: No Way Home. The Batman wracked up 22M views worldwide in the first 24 hours of its release at DC Fandome; Spider-Man: No Way Home's trailer is in a whole different class, stacking 355.5M views in the first 24 hours. So, the debate here is clearly not a numbers game; fans are simply arguing whether Batman or Spider-Man delivered the best first trailer.
It's actually a good debate: The Batman and Spider-Man: No Way Home have both been extremely highly-anticipated trailer releases - and both have been general story-framing teasers, that have held back on a lot of the larger reveals of each film. So did No Way Home hold back too much? Or was there even enough substance to The Batman DC Fandome footage to call it a trailer and not a sizzle reel?
It's been a year since The Batman dropped its trailer, while Spider-Man: No Way Home's teaser just debut - re-watch The Batman Trailer HERE to help avoid any recency bias. And Here's what fans are saying about the Batman vs. Spider-Man trailer debate:
Who Did It Better: Batman or Spider-Man?
Who do you got in this debate? The Dark Knight or the Web-Slinger?prevnext
Batman Did It Better
The Batman, hands down. The NWH trailer was boring, nothing interesting in it - it only "broke" the internet because of Doc Ock who, btw, looks pretty lame compared to the 2004 movie!
Also, the NWH trailer makes Peter look like an idiot, again. Boy, did I dislike that trailer...— kurzgesagt (@OBestoon) August 30, 2021
...Because No Way Home did it way worse, according to this guy.prevnext
Spider-Man Killed It
Spider-Man No Way Home's teaser trailer literally broke the internet and broke the record as the most viewed trailer ever. I think we all know the answer is Spider-Man and I say this as a DC fan who thoroughly enjoyed The Batman's trailer as well.— Justin | IDontBeatGames (@IDontBeatGames) August 30, 2021
Spider-Man: No Way Home beat Avengers: Endgame's trailer viewership record. It's very hard to argue against that.prevnext
Number Ain't Everything
Spider-Man was always gonna have more views. People have been waiting for it for months. The better trailer is easily Batman.— Joe (@Helltic88) August 30, 2021
Just because something gets more attention doesn't automatically make it better content.prevnext
Quality vs. Quantity
Or because Spidey is part of a very long running franchise that included previous actors who played the character, previous villains, etc. It has nothing to do with quality.— Pattinson360 🌊 🦇 (@RPat360) August 30, 2021
Is Marvel really putting out the better trailers? Or just stacking those trailers with enough big "events" to pad the viewer numbers.prevnext
It's All About The Actors
Everyone gets strung up on Twilight, and haven't seen any of his other work lol.— SemiBlindBritGuy (@RobJGosling1) August 30, 2021
It didn't take long for the discussion to move from which film had the better trailer to which film has the better lead actor. In that debate, Robert Pattinson clearly has the heavier baggage.prevnext
What Has Batman Done?
Spider-Man, and it isn't even close. The Batman has done literally *nothing* to get me excited about it. Literally *NOTHING*.— imcnblu (@APEX_imcnblu) August 30, 2021
It's a Fair Question. We haven't really seen much from The Batman yet.prev