Cinemacon: Sony highlights

Cinemacon is the yearly event where studios show exclusive looks at upcoming films, and this year, with each major studio in attendance, was just as packed as all the others. Sony kicked off the event with its pictures, giving audiences something to look forward to. 

To kick off the event, David Harbour and Orlando Bloom presented an exclusive look at the film adaptation of the film Gran Turismo

This summer blockbuster stars Archie Madekwe as Jann Mardenborough, a real life player of the game who later went on to become a real life racing driver.

In the trailer, Jann can be seen playing the game with friends, with Djimon Hounsou, playing his father, telling him that his dream of becoming a racing driver is impossible due to the expensive nature of the sport. 

Jann later does manage to get to a racing car, where he again faces criticism, this time coming from the other racers. David Harbour’s Jack Salter is the face of this, but reluctantly takes Jann under his wing. 

IGN describes the film as looking “very much like Top Gun with race cars.”

Gran Turismo will be released August 11, 2023. 

Turning to superheroes, one unexpected announcement was the rating of the Kraven the Hunter. The film will be the first Sony Spider-Verse film to be R-rated, something fans have been clamouring for a while. 

Both Venom films had their rating questioned by fans, and it looks like Sony has eventually listened.   

Sony shared a teaser for the film at the event, which included an appearance from Alessandro Nivola as the Rhino. 

Kraven the Hunter will be released in cinemas on October 6, 2023. 

Sticking with Spider-Man, Sony shared an exclusive 14 minute look at Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. 

In this look, attendees saw Miles be rescued by Spider-Gwen from being grounded, and the pair discuss their relationship. It takes place roughly a year after the first film. 

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse will be released in cinemas June 2, 2023.

Turning to the Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel, footage at the event showed the cast reunite in New York, and being reacquainted with classic Ghostbusters equipment.

This as of yet unnamed sequel has a release date of December 20, 2023.

Other hits from the event include a look at the Gamestop movie titled Dumb Money and trailer debuts for Insidious: The Red Door and The Equaliser 3.     

Kieran Burt

My name is Kieran and I am based in the UK. I love writing about all things science fiction and fantasy, particularly Star Wars and Marvel. When I’m not writing or watching anything sci-fi related, you can probably find me exploring the open worlds of alternate lands through my Xbox.

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