The long-awaited trailer for Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home may finally release next week – but not for everyone. No Way Home is the third Spider-Man film released as a joint venture between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures, who share the rights to the iconic web-slinging superhero’s cinematic outings. Despite arguably being one of this year’s most highly anticipated films, the studios have yet to begin any official promotional campaign for the film whatsoever; most – if not all – of the recent news regarding the film has come solely from toy and merchandise leaks.
Rumors surrounding the highly anticipated third installment are more fervent than any other blockbuster in recent memory, leading fans to obsessively speculate over when the studios would drop the first teaser trailer. Over the past year, casting news for certain legacy Spider-man characters like Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus suggest that the film may touch on the MCU’s version of the multiverse. Moreover, MCU’s Disney+ shows like Loki and Marvel’s What If…? revolve entirely around fleshing out the multiverse, further fanning the speculative flames that the concept will play a central role in No Way Home. Although the studios have kept mum on a trailer release date, industry insiders suggest that it’s coming soon.
Prominent MCU leaker, DanielRPK, recently claimed that No Way Home‘s trailer would debut next week at CinemaCon; however, it will reportedly be an exclusive screening for convention attendees. This may come as a blow to most fans who aren’t able to attend the mostly industry-exclusive convention. Screen Rant has reached out to Sony for comment, but have yet to receive a response. Check out a Marvel Updates screenshot below of DanielRPK’s since deleted tweet:
While it’s nice to have an update regarding the No Way Home‘s trailer after so many months of silence, it’s also disheartening to hear that general audiences may have to wait even longer to see it. In the past, phone recordings of convention-exclusive trailers have leaked online anyway due to sly attendees who disregard the “no recordings” rule common at such screenings. A movie that could potentially change the status quo of the entire MCU deserves to have its first look in HD for all to see.
Sony’s refusal to so much as tease a release date for the trailer may belie the studio’s hesitation to set concrete plans amidst the worldwide spike in coronavirus variant cases. Sony has already delayed Venom 2 to October, so a delay for No Way Home is not outside the realm of possibility. With CinemaCon right around the corner, fans can expect Disney and Sony to clarify their plans for the film’s release soon.