With the Super Bowl fast approaching, you’re probably wondering — like most of us — about the game’s most important feature: the commercials. Never fear, we’ve got a pretty good idea of what’s coming down the genre pike in terms of movie trailers, and a few decent guesses to go with them.
Here are the ones we know are coming for certain:
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
A new look at the gigantic franchise reboot’s sequel is coming from Universal, sure to explain just why Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and crew have to save these dinosaurs from an exploding island and not just, you know, go make some new ones with the technology they clearly have. We’ve already seen some sneak peeks, so it’ll be exciting to scope out new footage.
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
The latest in the Tom Cruise franchise, this film features the same amount of high-flying stunts as in previous Ethan Hunt movies, but with even more personal stakes. Getting a good look at Christopher McQuarrie’s most recent entry will also hopefully spotlight Cruise doing all his own stunts — even at the risk of gnarly injury.
Westworld season two
Preceded by the below (and extremely cryptic) teaser, HBO's first Super Bowl commercial in twenty years is promoting Westworld's second season. The trailer, directed by series co-creator Jonathan Nolan, will feature Jeffrey Wright and - presumably - unspeakable horrors that make us question what it means to be human.
A Quiet Place
The supernatural horror emphasizes silence as safety from the sound-seeking horrors haunting John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. The Krasinski-directed film promises plenty of silent terrors and interesting uses of sign language in its trailer.
Dodgeball director Rawson Marshall Thurber made his bones with Super Bowl commercials (“Terry Tate: Office Linebacker”), and now he’s back with Dwayne Johnson for the action film Skyscraper. All we really know about it so far is that Johnson plays a former FBI guy who now does skyscraper security. Sounds like the perfect recipe for a vertical version of Johnson’s San Andreas.
The movie many are hailing as the Black Widow movie that Marvel hasn't yet made is coming our way on March 2, and we've got the teaser to the trailer that will drop during the Super Bowl. Jennifer Lawrence takes on Russian spying for director Francis Lawrence after being a killer archer for him during Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay.
Not only do we know this one is coming, we’ve seen it already! The Lexus-spotlighted ad has a few glimpses of new footage, but there’re also whispers that this won’t be the only Wakandan ad we’ll see during the game.
Stephen King's tangled universe will make a showing during the big game, with his book-entwined J. J. Abrams-led series Castle Rock. The Hulu show looks to blend aspects of all King's properties into one huge mysterious piece of horror, which is exactly what the author's career has been.
Peyton Manning goes to Universal Parks and Resorts
What's the Super Bowl without a football player doing something dorky in an ad? We've got a first look at some of the prime Harry Potter jokes Peyton Manning will be slinging during the game:
And, now that they’re out of the way, here are rumors:
Solo: A Star Wars Story
There's a pretty definite rumbling that Disney will finally, finally give us a taste of young Han Solo's standalone film during one of their Super Bowl spots. That would mean they held off until The Last Jedi was all but finished at the box office, which makes a cerain amount of marketing sense. Besides, they can't be using ALL their purchased time for Black Panther, right?
The Cloverfield sequel has recently moved to Netflix, so things seem relatively fluid in terms of its release strategy and completely mysterious in terms of its content. Deadline thinks a Super Bowl commercial is in the cards, but the space-set drama has had a lot of last-minute changes recently, so be warned.
The Avengers: Infinity War
It’s very possible that with Black Panther hype reaching maximum capacity, Disney chooses to use one of its slots to promote its other big tentpole superhero film this year.
With its recent reveal of characters, artwork, and voice actors, it might be time for the new Pixar film to give us some action. Or at least a baby Jack-Jack joke tease.