The Trailers To Expect During The Super Bowl
By Matt Chieco
The 2021 movie schedule is shaping up to be very similar to 2020’s. Throughout the pandemic movie releases have been pushed back and now we are entering the second round of delays. Hopefully once we get a majority of the U.S. vaccinated, we can see more release dates set in stone.
With the Super Bowl happening tonight, people are expecting to see companies paying top dollar on advertisements. Usually this is the perfect opportunity for the biggest movies to show off. Yet this year, since movies are in a state of limbo, not many studios are willing to start promoting their films just for it to be a waste of money because they have to push the release date again.
Movies may be in limbo but the streaming services are continuing to dominate That being said here are the movie/television trailers you may see during the big game.
Besides there probably being a Disney+ sizzle reel, I don’t think the house of mouse feels confident in pushing any of their theatrical releases at this time. The only trailers that would be released outside of the sizzle reel is Marvel Studios' Falcon and the Winter Solider, Loki, and Black Widow (only if they decide to release it simultaneously on Disney+). We also might see a Raya and the Last Dragon trailer, since its Disney's second attempt at Disney Plus Premier Access.
Just like Disney, Warner Bros. will likely be releasing a sizzle reel of all their upcoming films being released simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max. In addition to the sizzle reel, the studio may have a trailer for Zack Snyder's Justice League due to it only being a few weeks away till its released.
Last month Netflix teased the world with everything coming out on the streaming service in 2021. With so much content, Netflix could choose any of its original films and television shows for a spot in the Super Bowl.
Universal is not going to have as big a presence compared to previous years. One thing that is confined is M. Night Shyamalan’s newest film Old will be shown during the game. The director has been teasing the trailer on social media all month long. Besides Old many of the studios tentpole films will probably be missing out due to the fear of delays.
While we know Paramount+ is suppose to have an for the Super Bowl we don’t know about the other studios. Amazon is most likely to release a Coming 2 America trailer (after spending $125 million on the distribution rights), and Sony may surprise us with a first look at Venom: Let There Be Carnage.
Super Bowl LV airs tonight February 7th, on CBS.