Super Bowl LIII will kick off at 6:30 PM EST, where the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams will battle it out for the coveted Lombardi Trophy. But, that’s not why you’re here. You’re reading this to find out what trailers you will see and are expected to see this weekend during the game’s commercial breaks. We here at The Nerd Stash have you covered:
(Most of the films below have not been confirmed to appear during the Super Bowl and this is mostly just pure speculation from around the internet)
Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (Confirmed)
This Fast and Furious spin-off featuring Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) has actually already released their trailer ahead of the big game this Sunday. The trailer shown above gives us a tease of the over-the-top action you would expect from a Fast and Furious film and is also the introduction to the movie’s villain, Brixton (played by Idris Elba).
Dwayne Johnson has confirmed that we would see the movie back, at some point, during the Super Bowl this Sunday.
Disney’s 2019 Live-Action Movie Lineup (Aladdin, Dumbo, and The Lion King)
Disney seems to always have a heavy presence during the commercial breaks of the big game every year. This year will likely continue that trend.
The Lion King, Aladdin, and Dumbo have already had short teasers but full trailers for all three films could be on the horizon soon. Aladdin has been releasing promo images with Will Smith’s Genie at the forefront. Purely speculation, but you would expect the next trailer for Aladdin to put a focus on Smith’s version of the iconic character.
Honestly, Avengers: Endgame probably doesn’t need to release another trailer. At this point, you are either on board with the MCU and want to see how Endgame concludes the 10-year long journey or you’re just not into it.
Still, you would have to think that Marvel Studios and Disney are planning to drop another trailer for the follow-up to Infinity War Sunday night. As long as Marvel keeps the big-time spoilers away from us until the movie hits theaters this April, I wouldn’t imagine another trailer will cause any major damage to fan perception in any way.
Stranger Things: Season 3
Netflix has made MAJOR headlines from their marketing during Super Bowl Sunday before. The streaming platform also released a teaser trailer for Stranger Things season 2 in 2017 during the Super Bowl.
We saw two small sneak peeks for Stranger Things season 3 over the past few months but I expect to see more this weekend seeing as the series returns in July.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix
This is the least likely selection on this list. But, Dark Phoenix is set to release in June and it seems that Fox hasn’t done much in promoting it. Although Fox is expected to merge with Disney in June, they are still hoping Dark Phoenix will be a good conclusion to the First Class X-Men universe.
Toy Story 4 (Confirmed)
The trailer for the highly-anticipated emotional roller-coaster, Toy Story 4, has been confirmed by Disney and Pixar. Unlike other titles on this list, our first look at Toy Story 4 won’t be during the Super Bowl but after the game itself. You can see a tweet from Disney/Pixar below, confirming this news:
— Disney•Pixar (@DisneyPixar) January 31, 2019
DC Comics has been dominating the news cycle this week with major developments from Matt Reeves’ The Batman, Margot Robbie’s Birds of Prey, and Suicide Squad 2 (With James Gunn on board to direct). A brand-new Shazam! trailer debuting on Super Bowl Sunday would definitely keep everyone talking.
We had a trailer debut during SDCC 2018 and there was a TV spot released a few weeks back, but you would think DC wants to put Shazam! in the spotlight before its release this April.
Captain Marvel releases March 8th, 2019. It’s a no-brainer for Disney and Marvel to use a TV spot in the Super Bowl to promote their latest female-led superhero film, which will act as the last MCU flick to release before Avengers: Endgame. Needless to say, Disney is set up to make a big impact on Sunday night.
Those are just a few of the trailers you should expect to see during the Super Bowl this Sunday. Do you agree with this list? What trailers do you think we’ll see? Let us know in the comments below! Go Rams!
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