NFL Super Bowls are always the best time to see great commercials that sometimes go on to win advertising awards, but the biggest game of the year is also a venue where movie and television studios can premiere trailers in front of audiences that exceed 100 million.
This year, we saw a bunch of new trailers during Super Bowl LII — some expected and some completely a surprise to viewers. Here’s an overview of those trailers that you can view in mini-size here or click on the icon in the lower right for a full screen view from YouTube.
Skyscraper (Official Movie Trailer)
From Universal Pictures, Dwayne Johnson stars in Skyscraper as a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran who works in security for skyscraper buildings. In China, Johnson’s character Will Sawyer has been framed for the burning of the city’s tallest building. Ouch!
Westworld Season 2 (Official TV Trailer)
Season One of HBO’s Original Series Westworld captured an audience starved for more content while Game of Thrones was in production, and Season Two might be even more anticipated. The official trailer, revealed during the Super Bowl, teases a rebellion from the human synthetics whose intelligence may surpass those of humans, if not for those glitches.
Solo: A Star Wars Story (Official Teaser Trailer)
Would you have imagined two Star Wars films releasing to theaters within 6 months of each other? Well, your wish is Disney’s command as Solo: A Star Wars Story will hit theaters on May 25. This is just a teaser trailer, but enough to get SW fans excited about another chapter in the franchise. What may be even more exciting is the cast that includes Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Donald Glover, Warwick Davis and more!
Mission: Impossible – Fallout (Official Movie Trailer 1)
Ethan Hunt looks pretty pissed off in the trailer for Mission: Impossible – Fallout revealed during Super Bowl LII, but with good reason (as you’ll see in the trailer). The Paramount Pictures production stars Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan, and Angela Bassett among a great cast. The film will hits theaters on July 27, 2018.
The Cloverfield Paradox (Trailer & Feature Film)
Never mind just a trailer, how about a whole feature film? During Super Bowl LII Netflix ran a trailer for their original horror/thriller The Cloverfield Paradox – the third film in the Cloverfield franchise that was produced by Bad Robot and Paramount Pictures. What’s more, the company released the entire film to Netflix subscribers following the game. With an estimated budget of only $26M, the reviews of the film are just starting to pour in.
Avengers: Infinity War (30-Second Spot)
We’ve already seen other trailers including the official trailer for Avengers: Infinity War released back in November, but Marvel Entertainment’s “Big Game” 30-second Spot brings some new footage of the upcoming film that releases to theaters in the US on May 4, 2018. The film stars Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Karen Gillan (Nebula), and Zoe Saldana (Gamora) among others.