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DWAYNE JOHNSON on the set of New Line Cinema’s action adventure “BLACK ADAM,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. PHOTO CREDIT:Frank Masi. © 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserve

Expect CinemaCon to Bring New Looks at “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Avatar 2,” “Black Adam” & More

This year’s CinemaCon begins today in Las Vegas, and it offers a much brighter picture than the more modest Con that was held in August of 2021. The box office has roared back to life since then, with critical and commercial smashes like Sony’s Spider-Man: No Way Home, Warner Bros. The Batman, and, more recently, the success of family-oriented fare like Paramount’s Sonic: The Hedgehog 2 and Universal’s The Bad Guys.

CinemaCon 2022 will no doubt offer us sneak peeks at some of the big upcoming films that have a very good chance of reaching blockbuster status. Paramount is showing their Tom Cruise-led Top Gun: Maverick in its entirety, the first public viewing of the hotly-anticipated film. Top Gun: Maverick will zoom from the Vegas strip to the Croisette when it makes its official world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

This year’s CinemaCon will also very likely deliver us fresh footage for James Cameron’s long-in-the-making Avatar 2. Cameron’s epic, the sequel to his 2009 smash hit that utilized cutting-edge technology to render the planet of Pandora and its blue-hued inhabitants (and the incredible creatures they shared their homeworld with) in breathtaking detail is one of the year’s biggest films—due to hit theaters on December 16.

You can also likely count on a fresh look at Dwayne Johnson’s big entrance into Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe in Black Adam. Johnson plays the titular antihero in a project he’s been steadily working towards for years.

There will be more. Lots more. New teasers and trailers will likely drop for films like Pixar’s Lightyear, Universal’s Jurassic World: Dominion and Minions: The Rise of Gru, Sony’s Bullet Train, and, fingers crossed, Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. If 2021 was the beginning of cinema’s rebound, perhaps 2022 and beyond will prove, once again, how there’s no replicating or replacing the theater experience. Whether you’re watching Tom Cruise go Mach 4 with his hair on fire or Dwayne Johnson embody a seriously sinister superhero, you want to see them on the biggest screen possible.

As always, we’ll keep you up-to-date on all the latest film news.

For more on Top Gun: Maverick, Avatar 2, Black Adam, check out these stories:

New “Top Gun: Maverick” Teaser Highlights Intense Aerial Action

New “Top Gun: Maverick” Trailer Sees Tom Cruise Back in the Danger Zone

James Cameron Reveals “Avatar 2” is Done & “Avatar 3” is 95% Finished

Check Out These Massive Sets in New “Avatar 2” Photos

See Dwayne Johnson as “Black Adam” in 3 New Images

Dwayne Johnson Reveals a “Black Adam” Close-Up of His Supervillain

Featured image: DWAYNE JOHNSON on the set of New Line Cinema’s action adventure “BLACK ADAM,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. PHOTO CREDIT:Frank Masi. © 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserve

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