Which Movie Trailers Might You See During the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is this coming Sunday, which means football fans (especially fans of the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers) will be enjoying three hours of heaven, but there’s another subset of fans that enjoy the big game—those who tune in for the highly produced ads often boasting major stars. And while you can already watch some of these spots, including Booking.com’s ad featuring Tina Fey using a body double to test-run travel experiences (her double is fellow 30 Rock star Jane Krakowski), Anheuser-Busch’s Clydesdales-meets-adorable Labrador retriever commercial or BIC lighter’s star-studded ad featuring Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, and Martha Stewart, there’s a slew of big spots that you won’t be able to see until the game—and those include all the movie trailers and teasers.

The game is being broadcast on CBS and Paramount+ (so is Nickelodeon, which has its slimecast broadcast skewed toward younger viewers), and we already know that Paramount has booked three spots. Those will promote John Krasinski’s IF (May 17), starring Ryan Reynolds, Reinaldo Marcus Green’s biopic Bob Marley: One Love (February 14), and Michael Sarnoski’s prequel A Quiet Place: Day One (June 28), starring Lupita Nyong’o.

Universal has several big blockbusters on the slate they can promote, including Lee Isaac Chung’s Twisters (July 19), a sequel to the 1996 classic, DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 4 (March 8), Dev Patel’s directorial debut Monkey Man (April 5), and David Leitch’s The Fall Guy (May 3), starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt. You can also expect the Super Bowl-loving Minions to appear in a spot for Despicable Me 4 (July 3).

Over at Disney, there’s a good chance we’ll see a spot for Pixar’s Inside Out 2 (June 14), the follow-up to their 2015 classic, and the hotly-anticipated first trailer for Marvel Studios’ Deadpool 3 (July 26), which stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular loudmouth superhero and the return of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. There’s also a good chance we’ll get another peek at 20th Century Fox’s Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (May 10), which will likely drop its second trailer.

Sony and Warner Bros. haven’t secured any Super Bowl slots, even though Warner Bros. has Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part Two (March 1), easily one of the year’s biggest titles. Amazon MGM is also sitting this Super Bowl out, and it’s unclear whether Netflix or Apple will promote any of their big titles.

Featured image: Ryan Gosling is Colt Seavers in THE FALL GUY, directed by David Leitch


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