Updated: Aug 20, 2021
All year long, fans have been speculating and pondering on when we would get our first look at the third film in the Tom Holland Spiderverse, Spiderman: No Way Home. Well, it looks like the wait is almost over.
CinemaCon, the annual industry convention focused solely on the film industry and its partners, kicks off on Monday, August 23 and the biggest onstage panel of the first day is from the folks at Sony Pictures (Monday at 9pm PST).
If you're unfamiliar with what CinemaCon is, you're not alone. It is not a convention that caters to fans. Rather, it is an industry tradeshow put on by NATO (The National Association of Theater Owners) and is meant for theater owners large and small to get a first look at what's coming to theaters in the coming year.
So where does Spider-Man fit into all of this? Rounding out the first day is a 3-hour presentation by Sony Pictures hosted by Josh Greenstein, President, Sony Picture Entertainment Motion Picture Group. These presentations are always massive events, complete with movie star appearances and footage from upcoming films, so it's highly likely attendees will be shown new footage from Venom 2, Morbius and (of course) Spiderman: No Way Home.
Typically, the footage shown at CinemaCon is NOT released to the public, but here are a few reasons why we think a trailer for Spider-Man will be the exception to the rule:
Firstly: Spider-Man 3 wrapped filming back in March, giving the studio ample time to prepare a proper trailer.
Second: The film is still scheduled for a December 17 release and it is typically in that 4-month window that we start seeing trailers for films.
And Third: It stands to reason that Sony and Marvel wanted to wait until Loki concluded and fans were aware of the impending doom brought about as a result of the wide opening multiverse.
Other Cinemacon events include presentations from MGM and Warner Bros. on Tuesday, NEON, Disney, and Universal on Wednesday, and Paramount and Lionsgate rounding out the show on Thursday.
So, what do you think? Is there a chance we finally get our first look at Spider-Man: No Way Home next week? Let us know in the comment section below.