As we all wait anxiously for Sony to release the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer, have we considered…maybe this isn’t the best idea?
With a December 13 month release date, fans generally would have expected at least a teaser for the MCU’s first Stage 4 movie. However with the renewed possibility of COVID measures being reinstated, this date may not be fixed. It remains a distinct possibility that the simple reason we haven’t seen a trailer is because there’s less certainty of when the movie will actually be released in theatres.
Photos from sets and new merchandise have only added to the speculation, not only of what will be in the movie itself but what could possibly be in a trailer. Will this really be a Sinister Six movie disguised as a Spider-Man movie? Will we see the return of Spidey’s greatest villains like Doc Ock or the Green Goblin? Will Tobey, Andrew and Tom all go head to head to try to prove once and for all who’s the best Spidey of them all? Or the ultimate question, how in the world (or universe, more accurately) are the MCU movies going to make use of the newly introduced multi-verse?
With all of those questions left unanswered, here are some reasons why Sony shouldn’t bother releasing a trailer all together.
It can only disappoint us:
I know we all want to see the roll-call of characters who are going to be making an appearance when Spider-Man swings into theatres for his latest instalment, but after all of the speculation hard to imagine anyone being totally satisfied with anything released in a trailer.
For example, fans have been anticipating Dr. Strange’s magic to play a prominent role in Spider-Man’s latest MCU entry, and although some fans are very excited about the prospect, seeing a glimpse of it in a trailer may make those unsure if they’re on board with a magic version of Spider-Man even more skeptical. It seems with each subsequent MCU movies, expectations increase not only for the movie itself, but just how amazing and epic its trailer can be.
It will definitely either show us too much/too little
Trailers for any movie these days show us either all of the key scenes, action sequences and jokes, or really nothing at all. This has particularly been true of recent trailers for movies in the MCU. So much of what is shown, especially in MCU trailers, leaves so little to the imagination, it almost makes it pointless to see the trailer before the movie itself, since we all know the major components of the movie. If Sony decides to go the other way with the Spider-Man: No way Home trailer, however, and show practically nothing about the movie except some out of context shots and dialogue, what was the point of bothering to put out a trailer in the first place?
Whatever is shown in the trailer will likely be misleading
We were burned in 2014 when Sony teased us by leading us to believe that we were going to get a showdown between Spider-Man and the Sinister 6. Sadly, (**7 year old spoilers**) it was not to be, and one major complaint that fans had after seeing the actual movie is that the trailer promised something completely different than what they had all just seen. In that case, what’s the point of releasing a trailer that’s just going to mislead fans into seeing a completely different movie than the trailer sets up?
We’re already going to go see it
Ultimately, what could the trailer show us that would make us less excited to see this movie?
Spider-Man is one of Marvel’s flagship characters and definitely one of the most recognizable superheroes, even for those who don’t actively follow any comic properties. Trailers are useful to generate hype for movies that people may otherwise not have considered watching. However, it really doesn’t get more mainstream than a Spider-Man movie in the MCU that is guaranteed to have fans flock to the theatres opening weekend and beyond. By not releasing a trailer, Sony would ensure even more hype going into the movie, since we won’t have any idea what to expect.
Whether because of finer details still to be sorted out between Sony and Marvel, or due to concerns about the COVID 19 pandemic, the trailer for what promises to be an essential entry of the MCU has been uncharacteristically delayed.
We know that this movie is going to be a game-changer for the MCU, and we’re confident that it’s going to be a strong launching point for the rest of the MCU’s Phase 4. It would be quite the experience if we, as fans, all went in with only the knowledge of what’s been set up in the TV series to date, and just let this newest chapter for Marvel unfold.
However, if Sony does follow convention and release a trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home in the coming days or weeks, you can be sure we’ll be watching it on repeat.
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Spider-Man: No Way Home is set to release on December 17th, 2021.