2015 Super Bowl Trailers: What Ads to Expect During the Big Game
Football fans are no doubt excited for the 2015 Super Bowl. Heck, Marvel superheroes Chris Pratt and Chris Evans have a bet riding on it. But, even non-sports fans can find something to enjoy. No, we’re not talking about Katy Perry‘s décolletage, we’re talking about the Super Bowl movie trailers that will be airing during the commercial breaks. With the 2015 Super Bowl set to air on NBC this weekend, we thought now would be the perfect time to run through what we know is going to debut during the big game and what surprises could still be in store. We’ll continue to update with any last minute surprises, and you can watch all the 2015 Super Bowl trailers in our video hub.
One of the few movies actually confirmed to have a Super Bowl trailer, Universal will debut a new look at ‘Jurassic World’ during the game. Not entirely surprising given that NBC, the network airing the game, and Universal are owned by the same company. The big question is whether there will be new footage—including a reveal of the new Indominus Rex dino—or, whether it will be a retread of the recent theatrical teaser.
Mark Wahlberg confirmed earlier this month that we’d see the first ‘Ted 2’ trailer during the Super Bowl. The ad will reportedly highlight a cameo by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who appears in the film as a sperm donor (Ted is trying to have little Teds). The :30 spot will direct viewers online to a longer, more risque trailer.
‘Fast and Furious 7’
Speaking of Universal movies…Considering they don’t have to pay for any ad time this year (or, at least, if they are, they’re paying themselves), Universal is taking advantage of the opportunity with plenty of spots, including a confirmed trailer for ‘Fast and Furious 7’ their biggest movie of the year. Like ‘Ted 2’, it could also lead to the premiere of a new trailer online.
Hey, they can’t all be movies for the adults. Universal (yes, them again) will promote the upcoming ‘Despicable Me’ spinoff, ‘Minions’, with a football-centric trailer. Beedo beedo beedo…
Disappointed by the first teaser trailer? You’ll get another look at the ‘Terminator Genisys’ sequel/reboot thing with a Super Bowl trailer that promises some new footage. How do they plan to explain this byzantine plot in just 30 seconds? They’ll probably stick to Arnold saying his trademark catchphrase and a lot of things blowing up.
It has been confirmed that Brad Bird’s highly-anticipated Disney film ‘Tomorrowland’ will also debut a new trailer during the big game. We were previously enchanted by the intriguing teaser for the film, followed by the first trailer back in October. With a script from Damon Lindelof and starring George Clooney, this is one film we’ve been desperate to see more of over the last several months. And soon we will!
While it won’t run during the game itself, you’ll get a new look at the new film in the ‘Divergent’ series in the Super Bowl pre-game show on NBC. It may not have the impact of a spot right in the middle of the first quarter, but hey, it’s cheaper.
We’ve already seen the new ‘Fantastic Four’ trailer, but we may get another look at the film during the Super Bowl. While Fox has yet to confirm the reports (their running policy is to never comment on Super Bowl ads), there have been a lot of rumors that the upcoming superhero reboot will be highlighted.
‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2’
Here’s one trailer that you WON’T be seeing on Super Bowl Sunday. NBC didn’t approve of Paramount’s commercial poking fun at DeflateGate—too many testicle jokes?—and the ad is now online only. Never fret, you can watch it right now: