Using the opportunities for Film promotion during the Super Bowl broadcast has been popular over the years. However, time for such space has gotten increasingly expensive. So much so that studios like Warner Bros. and Sony have decided to save their money for future releases. That doesn’t mean that other studios will not take that opportunity and the large audience it brings. These are a few examples of Studios who have bitten the bullet and expense as revealed by Comicbook.Com.
The next installment of the Fast and Furious series, F9 will officially be released on Friday, January 31. What that means is that a version of it will likely premiere during the Super Bowl, with new footage not seen in the official first trailer. This would be consistent since the Fast & Furious movies have a tradition of debuting a spot during the big game ahead of their release.
Minions: The Rise of Gru
While no details or even a synopsis has been released for the new film in the Minion series, it is believed that the Super Bowl will mark a great time for Universal to let the Minions out of the bag. Minions: The Rise of Gru is scheduled to be released on July 3 of this year.
Disney’s next version in its series of live-action remakes would be a candidate for a new spot for the big game. Especially considering how close in proximity it is to the film’s release date (March 27). As it is, new character posters were released just this week. This is usually an indicator that new footage or a TV spot is on the horizon.
Marvel Studios has made it a tradition of having a presence at the Super Bowl. This year will likely not be the exception as Black Widow is expected to debut a new ad. During last years game, both Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel were promoted. However, since the Eternal’s don’t debut until November, Black Widow (which is scheduled to debut on May 1) may be the only film with a spot.
It is possible, however that Disney+ TV shows on the horizon like The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will also get the promo treatment.
The new film from Pixar starring the voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt is set to be released on March 6. Despite the recent “Vanicorn” controversy, two trailers for the film have already been released but there’s always room for more. Although, Pixar movies have not been normally promoted during the game, but Toy Story 4 used the space to it’s advantage
Pixar’s second film, Soul features the vocal talents of Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey. It could also appear at some point during the Super Bowl broadcast. This would make sense seeing as how only a teaser trailer for the film has been released. This would be a good place to reveal a new TV spot.
A Quiet Place, Part II
Continuing a tradition they started with the first film. Paramount will debut a new TV spot for A Quiet Place: Part II during the big game at some point. Starring John Krasinski and Emily Bluth, its scheduled to debut in theaters on March 20.
Sonic the Hedgehog
Now recovered after an emergency Sonic facelift, The previously delayed video game movie will come to the Super Bowl with a new TV spotThis previously wouldn’t have been in the cards for the movie, which was originally scheduled for a November 2019 release date; it was delayed after the studio and producers decided to re-work the design for the titular character. Sonic the Hedgehog will debut in theaters on February 14.
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run
The third movie starring the ever popular SpongeBob SquarePants will also be shown during the Super Bowl. This will mark the first new trailer since the release of the initial teaser trailer for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run is scheduled to be released on May 22.
Top Gun: Maverick
There is some secrecy here as Paramount won’t reveal if they’re promoting the long-awaited sequel and highly anticipated new film. However, the patriotic nature of the movie and its popularity would make this seem like a no-brainer. Top Gun: Maverick is scheduled to be released on June 26.
With Super Bowl ad space coming at a premium, it will be interesting to see if Studios like WB and Sony made the right choice in skipping that opportunity. Meanwhile, Studios like Disney, Paramount and Universal have put all their chips on the table. Let’s see who wins out in the end. Besides either the Chiefs or the 49ers.
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