Apart from Rihanna’s halftime show, there’s another highlight from Super Bowl LVII that’s worth your attention: brand new movie trailers!
The biggest athletic event in the United States, the Super Bowl serves as the culmination of the National Football League’s playoff season where passionate fans get to gather and scream their lungs out for their favorite sport. But even if you’re not a big fan of American football, you might still watch the Big Game because of its popular halftime show (Rihanna is back!) where music icons turn the stadium into a concert stage in between quarters.
Perhaps you might also be in the lookout for those interesting exclusive ads like this. Or if you’re like this writer, probably the only thing from the Super Bowl that interests you are the exciting film trailer reveals that get released in between commercial breaks. And luckily enough, Super Bowl 2023 (its 57th edition) does not lack in this department as it has unveiled brand new trailers from this year’s biggest movies that will get you hyped up. ICYMI, take a look for yourselves.
DC Universe is set to start its reboot with The Flash. Warner Bros. dropped the new footage of their latest offering this year ahead of the Super Bowl, which saw the controversial Ezra Miller set to reprise their role as Barry Allen and his superhero alter ego, the Scarlet Speedster. While The Flash has been in troubled waters in the past year, it turns out we’re all going to get a glimpse of this multiverse-breaking saga, which FYI has got two Barry Allens, the return of General Zod, Supergirl, and multiple Batmen. Yes, you read that right. The Flash bolts to cinemas on June 16.
Indiana Jones and the dial of destiny
Disney and Lucasfilm also got a fair share of the Super Bowl limelight with a 30-second spot of Indiana Jones: The Dial of Destiny. The fifth installment of the beloved classic franchise, Dial of Destiny’s new footage finds Indy in his element: realizing his, well, destiny of fighting the villainous nazis. From a de-aged Harrison Ford to Phoebe Waller-Bridge playing as his goddaughter Helena, the painfully short second look at Dial of Destiny is enough to get us all seated on June 30.
Giving off the same big sports energy as the Super Bowl LVII is the new 60-second spot for Ben Affleck’s Air. It is inspired by the true story of the birth of the Air Jordan line and Nike trying to get Michael Jordan to sign an endorsement deal with them. Poised to be the biggest sports movie of the year, Air sees Affleck’s comeback at the helm with his fellow Oscar-winning Good Will Hunting partner Matt Damon, EGOT winner Viola Davis, and Jason Bateman. Air is bound to get the widest theatrical release by any Amazon Studios-produced movie ever as it opens to 3000 cinemas on April 15.
Another sports blockbuster to look forward to this 2023 is Creed III. Marking the ninth movie of the iconic boxing-centric franchise Rocky and the directorial debut of Michael B. Jordan, Creed III follows Jordan’s Adonis “Donnie” Creed as he takes on a new foe on the ring, Jonathan Majors’ Anderson “Damian” Dame. In its 50-second trailer released during Super Bowl, the last peek into Creed III we get to have, a huge showdown is about to happen between the rival characters who are also former childhood friends. Ready or not, Creed III hits theaters November 23.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. III
Spoiling the comic book movie fans once more is a final preview of James Gunn’s trilogy-ending Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. In its more than two-minute epic Super Bowl feature, we get to see our favorite ragtag team of universe-spanning charismatic aliens in one last cosmic ride. As manifested by Gunn in the past, Vol. 3 puts the spotlight on Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) in his pre-mutant era.
This and Peter Quill’s (Chris Pratt) attempt to reignite his romance with Gamora (Zoe Saldaña), a possible Star-Lord and Nebula (Karen Gillan) ship, Cosmo the space dog, Lylla the anthropomorphic otter, and the debut of Adam Warlock (Will Poulter) await you at Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy finale and his last Marvel project. The second Phase 5 movie (after Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 releases on May 5.
Transformers: Rise of the BeastS
Over a decade after our obsession with shapeshifting machines started, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts takes us yet again to another globetrotting adventure. This time, it’s set in the 90s and introduces a new breed of Transformers into the existing gritty battle between Autobots and Decepticons: the Maximals.
Categorized as Predacons and Terrocons, these new bands of mechanic warriors transform into animal-like forms instead of usual cars. And by the looks of the film’s Super Bowl commercial, one of them can casually morph into a King Kong lookalike. Well, that’s something to look out for. With voices by Michelle Yeoh, Pete Davidson, and our boy Optimus Prime aka Peter Cullen, the seventh installment of Transformers will rise on June 9.
Speaking of cars, also making noise at the Super Bowl LVII is Fast X. In this penultimate chapter of one of the most storied and popular modern movie franchises, Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his gear-shifting crew is back to go fast and furious with a new villain to outsmart and outdrive.
From being Aquaman, Jason Momoa stars as the antagonistic son of a drug kingpin Dom took out more than a decade ago in Fast Five. And with Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Helen Mirren, John Cena, and even Cardi B set to reprise their roles and with new faces that include Oscar winner Brie Larson and the legendary Rita Moreno, Fast X is a ride you just can’t resist. The end of the road begins on May 19.
“This isn’t any other Ghostface.” If there’s anything that Scream VI’s Super Bowl spot implores us to do, it’s to run as fast as we can and never look back. And we’ll probably scream this out as well to the ill-fated characters as Ghostface unleashes terror in the crowded New York City, on Halloween. What could be more fun than that right? Jenna Ortega, Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, and Mason Gooding return to the sixthquel of the slasher horror saga with Courteney Cox, one of the OG cast of the franchise. Save your voices until Scream VI’s premiere on March 10.
From the creators of A Quiet Place comes another sci-fi thriller that will make you go hush and, well, run for your lives. In 65’s action-packed Big Game spot, literal big game in the form of predatory prehistoric dinosaurs roar and chase Adam Driver’s distressed pilot Mills and another survivor on Earth 65 million years ago. Wondering how the hell did that happen? Don’t miss this epic survival movie as it takes over cinemas on March 10.
The Super Mario Bros.
Unlike any other trailers presented at Super Bowl, the newest sneak peek for The Super Mario Bros. specifically hits the heartstrings of the certified Mario nerds. Dubbed as an “official plumbing commercial,” the new footage for the Illumination and Nintendo collab project, which sees Mario (Chris Pratt) and Luigi (Charlie Day) rapping and curiously fixing drains and pipes, is a throwback to and remake of the Mario Rap, the intro music of the Super Mario Bros. Super Show which ran from 1989 to 1991. Any longtime fan will get overwhelmed with the nostalgic feels on this one. And there’s more of this for sure as Super Mario Bros. screens on April 7.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
Even in its mere 30-second Super Bowl ad treatment, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves still abounds with electrifying magic and adventure. An adaptation of the iconic Hasbro role-playing game, this D&D movie follows a charming thief (of course, it’s Chris Pine) and a band of unlikely adventurers as they go on an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, only to fall on a dangerous situation after running afoul of the wrong people. Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Chloe Coleman, Daisy Head and Hugh Grant also star in this much-awaited fantasy comedy. Live out your childhood wishes as Dungeons & Dragons casts its spell on March 31.