Super Bowl is on the brink of arrival and with it, it hopes to bring its long-lost friend, the box office, back from the purgatory. Super Bowl offered Hollywood a key to the American population’s undivided attention, giving them the opportunity to air roughly 30-second- long commercials and movie trailers during half-time. The pandemic may have hit the box office, pushing release dates, but the Super Bowl, starting February 7, offers a nearly five-million-dollar chance to showcase the best of commercials and cinema.
Here are some of the movie trailers and commercials expected to premiere at the Super Bowl:
1. Venom: Let There Be Carnage
Initially intended to hit the theatres in North America on October 2, 2020, the release of ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ was pushed ahead to June 25, 2021, courtesy the coronavirus pandemic. It is one of the few films whose trailer will be exhibited at the biggest event on television. Andy Serkis, who replaced Ruben Fleishcer, the director of ‘Venom’ will stun the spectators with his motion-capture experience to the film. The trailer shows a short glimpse of the popular Marvel villain, Carnage, building anticipation for the movie.
2. Doritos 3D
The commercial for Doritos 3D features a two-dimensional Matthew McConaughey, struggling with his life in a three-dimensional world, waiting to break free.
M. Night Shyamalan has resorted to a new technique to drum up hype for his latest thriller ‘Old.’ Five days ago, Shyamalan took to Twitter to provide a glance into his film and started a countdown, hinting that its trailer might premiere at the Super Bowl. A Universal Pictures production, the film is based on Pierre Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters’ ‘Sandcastle’ graphic novel. ‘Old’ is expected to hit the theatres on July 23, 2021.
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Football without Cheetos is definitely a deal-breaker. For this reason, Cheetos will air its commercial at the Super Bowl. The ad features Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, trying to find out who stole his all-time snack. Shaggy comes to rescue with his wisdom, saying, “It wasn’t me.”
5. Coming 2 America
Amazon Prime Video has refused to bow down to the pandemic as it looks forward to air the trailer of the highly anticipated ‘Coming 2 America’ at NFL’s biggest game of the year. The movie is a sequel to the 1988 film, bringing together Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall for a wonderful cinematic experience. The film is expected to release on March 5, 2021.
Buckle up audience, you're in for a long ride.