There is only one name in the world ruling the hearts of almost everybody right now. And it is none other than our friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man.
The reason is quite apparent. He will run the show with the year’s most awaited movie, Spider-Man: No Way Home. With less than a month away, the film will make its debut in theatres on December 17, 2021. And as time draws closer, fan discussions are steadily escalating in proportion across all social media platforms.
The arguments often get pretty intense, just like this one particular conversation that has recently taken over fans on social media. This raging debate is circling a fascinating topic—a definitive ranking of all the Spider-Man movies from various franchises. Surprisingly enough, the Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has also chimed in with his opinions.
Fans all across the internet went into a frenzy of agitation after entertainment journalist Matt Ramos ranked all the Spider-Man movies.
But how can such an innocent personal move irk fans enough to cause a vehement debate all across social media? To clarify, the first debatable thing Ramos did was to put the still unreleased movie Spider-Man: No Way Home in his number one spot. And in addition, he placed both Homecoming and Far From Home in the bottom two areas.
This was when the Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn chipped in with his sentiment. Gunn made sure to not address Ramos directly by commenting on his Tweet. But instead, he went ahead and ranked the movies himself. And he threw in his top three films in this order. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Spider-Man 2, and Homecoming.
Following this move, Spider-Man fans took the matter into their own hands. And led the conversation into greater depths. Famous folks such as content creator Caboose posted their rankings as well. And enclosed the fact that their opinion was not up for debate.
However, discussions like these are unnecessary and often end in futile results. The can not be a definitive ranking. It all comes down to individual opinions. On the flip side, we are all familiar with the concept of having a general statement on things. Also known as a majority vote. These votes incline towards placing films such as Spider-Man 2 and Into the Spiderverse into the highest categories, considering them the best ones in the franchise. Whereas the likes of Spider-Man 3 and Amazing Spider-Man 2 are essentially considered to be the worst.
And if someone does not take that as accurate, it doesn’t mean they should be cancelled or deemed wrong. It just means that their opinions do not align with the majority, which is cool too. It will be fun to see Spider-Man: No Way Home takes up a position on the hierarchy. The film could leave fans astonishingly crazed. Or it could be crowded, with too much happening at the same time. But the movie includes a sentimental factor that could play a role in jumping up the numbers regardless of the quality issues.
And we are going to find out soon. Spider-Man: No Way Home will release in theatres worldwide on December 17, 2021.