From Scream VI to Fast X, Super Bowl 2023 saw a string of enticing new trailers
The Super Bowl 2023 brought us more than just an epic football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles, it also gave us a sneak peek into some of the most anticipated movies of the year. Major movie studios including Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. and Disney all paid big bucks to promote their hottest titles.
From big-budget blockbusters to captivating dramas and spine-chilling thrillers, this year’s Super Bowl was a showcase of what’s to come from Tinseltown. Whatever genre it is you fancy, there was something for everyone during the trailer segment of the Super Bowl 2023. Here’s a rundown of all the movies that got a promotional boost during this year’s event.
Release Date: 2 March 2023
30-second spot from Creed III at Super Bowl 2023 showcases more of the training and rivalry between Michael B. Jordan’s title character and Jonathan Majors’ Damian Anderson.
Release Date: 2 March 2023* (*Could be pushed to 9 March 2023)
Sony Pictures promoted 65 – a science-fiction thriller starring Adam Driver as a pilot who crashes and becomes stranded on Earth 65 million years ago. Written and directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the film also stars Ariana Greenblatt and Chloe Coleman.
Release Date: 9 March 2023
Courteney Cox, Jenna Ortega, and Melissa Barrera headline this new minute-long Super Bowl 2023 spot that offers a longer look at one of the thriller’s set pieces briefly glimpsed in the previous trailer.
Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
Release Date: 20 April 2023
The Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Super Bowl 2023 trailer goes a long way to promise how action-packed it will be. Though brief, the teaser is a fast-paced, breathless montage of multiple action set-pieces, mythical creatures and even a titular dragon.
Release Date: 6 April 2023 (International Release)
Ben Affleck’s next directorial offering sees Matt Damon play the man whose brainchild saw the birth of Nike’s Air Jordans. The first trailer for Air was revealed before Super Bowl LVII, with a big game spot along for the ride.
Guardians of Galaxy Vol. 3
Release Date: 4 May 2023
Disney used the Super Bowl broadcast to spotlight the third installment of Guardians of the Galaxy starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper as the titular band of Marvel superheroes.
Release Date: 19 May 2023
10 main movies in, it’s impossible not to know what you’re getting with the Fast & Furious franchise. The Super Bowl Fast X teaser and the full trailer released before it showed off all of the best parts: a new ostentatious villain in the shape of Jason Momoa, returning heroes and anti-heroes, major set-pieces, ludicrous physics and some good old-fashioned racing.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
Release Date: 08 June 2023
There’s more than just a sneak peek in this Transformers: Rise of the Beasts TV spot, because it’s not only a short promo for the film, but also an ad for Porsche, which is what Autobot Mirage transforms into in the trailer.
Release Date: 15 June 2023
The first trailer for The Flash not only gives us a pretty good idea how the story might play out, but also reveals Michael Keaton in the Batsuit (and his Batmobile), Michael Shannon’s Zod, and Sasha Calle’s Supergirl, among other things. We also got a shorter minute-long TV spot for the film containing a lot of the same footage.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Release Date: 30 June 2023
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, the fifth installment of the hit Indiana Jones franchise featuring the return of Harrison Ford as the titular swashbuckling archaeologist.
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Marvel Studios is set to roll its curtain down on Phase 4, and has revealed future plans for its cinematic universe at the recently concluded San Diego Comic-Con 2022. The studio announced an exciting line-up of live-action and animated projects in its next phases from 2023-2025.
Phases 5 and 6 feature new titles with familiar faces, starting with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, and leading up to not just one but two back-to-back Avengers movies with much to explore in between in the Multiverse.
If you’ve missed those announcements and want more information, here is everything you need to know about Marvel’s latest slate of projects set to release on the big screen:
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Release date: February 17, 2023
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will be the beginning of Phase 5. That film is expected to reveal more mysteries of the pivotal Quantum Realm universe; it will be the first official introduction of Jonathan Majors as Kang (the big bad of this Multiverse Saga) and will debut a new young hero when Scott Lang’s daughter Cassie (Kathryn Newton) suits up as well.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Release date: May 5, 2023
James Gunn will be ending his Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy with this film – and he and the cast and crew are letting fans know in no uncertain terms that it is going to be an ending. The movie will be introducing some key cosmic figures – Adam Warlock (Will Poulter) and the High Evolutionary (Chukwudi Iwuji) – and it’s here that we begin to see a possible pattern forming in Phase 5: powerful villains rising in ways our heroes may not be ready for.
Release date: July 28, 2023
The Captain Marvel movie franchise will meet the Ms. Marvel TV series (with help from WandaVision’s Monica Rambeau) to form a new trifecta of cosmic-powered superheroines in the MCU. Plot details are unknown, but Ms. Marvel left us with a place-switching connection between Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) and Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), so that’s something. Based on other projects like Secret Invasion, The Marvels could have some serious Kree/Skrull drama to resolve – and again, we could be looking at a major shakeup in the cosmic order, as a result.
Release date: November 3, 2023
The Marvel Knights supernatural side of things has been teased through Moon Knight and Eternals’ post-credits scene, but Blade is the film that will really open the door to it all. Blade could be a pivotal dark horse story whose significance we can’t yet fully understand.
Captain America: New World Order
Release date: May 3, 2024
Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) has taken up the shield and mantle, but it sounds like the timing could be rather unfortunate. In the comics, the New World Order organization was founded by Red Skull in a clandestine plot to take over the world. There have been many similar stories in Marvel lore since then (Leviathan) that could be streamlined into the premise of Captain America 4. Either way, it sounds like Sam will find out there are some truly seedy (world threatening) things happening in the world of politics and espionage.
Release date: May 3, 2024
The end of MCU Phase 5 will be Thunderbolts – a series that started as a team of villains posing as heroes. Given everything we’ve seen in Phase 5 leading up to it, Thunderbolts makes us wonder if Phase 5 will end with a new world order of villains holding the reigns, and heroes left on the run.
While those Marvel Phase 5 plans took their rightful place in the spotlight at Comic-Con 2022, Marvel also announced the first three projects in its Phase 6 slate
Release date: November 8, 2024
MCU reboot of the Fantastic Four will be released in November of 2024, marking the first movie in Phase 6 and kickstarting the road to Secret Wars. This movie will be necessary to get to the final film of The Multiverse Saga as Marvels’ first family play a major role in that storyline.
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty
Release date: May 2, 2025
The summer of 2025 will kick off with Avengers 5, subtitled The Kang Dynasty and set to be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. What’s unclear about the film is…who will be part of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in this movie? One guess is that Captain Marvel and Hulk have continued the team, as seen at the end of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Avengers: Secret Wars
Release date: November 7, 2025
The Multiverse Saga will officially conclude with this title, as the Avengers: Secret Wars will seemingly draw from the Jonathan Hickman-penned reboot of the title from 2015, one that combined multiple different Earths/timelines/universes into one planet, the all-new Battle World.
Sources: Techradar, Comicbook.com and Boxoffice Pro