American Football isn’t particularly popular in this part of the world, but if there is one thing we all look forward to during every Super Bowl, it is the release of new movie trailers. This year was no different and we got trailers and TV spots for some of 2020’s most anticipated films and TV shows. So in case you missed any of it, here are the best and biggest trailers that were shown during the Super Bowl.
A Quiet Place Part II
The sequel to one of the surprise hits of 2018, A Quiet Place Part II makes its way to stateside cinemas on March 20th. There is no word yet on whether it will be screening here in Nigeria, since horror films hardly ever get the big screen treatment over here, but a brother can hope.
The Invisible Man
Another horror film that might not be showing here in Nigerian cinemas is the Invisible Man. Based on the classic novel by H. G. Wells, the film is produced by Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions fame, so fans of the genre can look forward to some potentially quality scares when it comes out on the 28th of February.
Mulan is the next animated classic on Disney’s conveyor belt of films to be adapted into live action. For this iteration of the tale, the Mouse House is going for a more historically accurate depiction of events as opposed to the lighthearted fantasy of the 1998 original, so don’t go in expecting any musical numbers.
No Time to Die
We always knew MGM was going to go big for the 25th film in its James Bond franchise, it was just a question of how big. Well, if the 30-second spot that was shown for No Time to Die during the Super Bowl is anything to go by, then the film already looks poised to be one heck of a final outing for Daniel Craig as agent 007.
The Avengers might have defeated Thanos at the end of Endgame, but that doesn’t mean that the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe has ran out of stories to tell. Set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Black Widow brings the fallen hero back for one final mission.
Top Gun: Maverick
Top Gun joins the ranks of films with the longest gaps between sequels. It’s been 34 years since the original film helped propel Tom Cruise to superstardom, and he returns with co-star Val Kilmer. Slated for a June 26 release, Top Gun: Maverick is hoping to replicate some of the thrills that endeared fans to the original.
Falcon and the Winter Solder / WandaVision / Loki
When Disney originally unveiled its Disney+ streaming service, it was with the promise of awesome, exclusive content. Its Super Bowl spot serves as a reminder of that promise, giving fans their first glimpses of upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe shows, Loki, WandaVision and Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob returns to the big screen for another adventure, and this time around, the entire movie is rendered in gorgeous 3D. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run looks packed with all the silly antics fans are familiar with, and enough celebrity cameos to draw in the casuals.
Sonic The Hedgehog
After a ton of backlash following the release of its original trailer early last year, Sonic the Hedgehog almost looked doomed to fail. But following the full redesign of the title character, the film seems to have been given a second chance. We’ll find out soon enough when it opens this Valentine.
Minions 2: The Rise of Gru
The Despicable Me franchise had scored a runaway success with its spinoff movie, Minions, so of course we were bound to get a sequel sooner or later. Well, that sequel, Minions 2: The Rise of Gru, is almost finally here. Slated for a July 3rd release, the film is all but guaranteed to be another hit.
The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL). It is one of the biggest televised events in the United States, and as such, attracts a lot of high-profile companies looking to reach its estimated 102 million viewers. This year, a 30-second spot was rumored to have cost around $5.6 million.
What was your favorite trailer shown during the Super Bowl? Are you looking forward to any of these movies or TV shows? Let us know in the comments section below.