Surely it’s just a strange version of rugby, no? It’s the Super Bowl 2018 movie trailer round-up!
Does your film need a huge marketing push? Then why not show a trailer during the Super Bowl! It’ll only cost you around $5 million for a thirty-second spot but you’ve got a guaranteed audience of over 100 million viewers!
This is precisely the tactic used by the big film studios in offering us a first look at some of the big blockbuster films to come our way later this year. They’ll also be some reminders of films that are due to open within the next few weeks as well.
Don’t expect anything from Warner Brothers as they don’t usually join this party, so no trailer for the next film from the DC Universe, Aquaman.
Let us begin…
The Cloverfield Paradox
This film came out of the blue as the third film set within the Cloverfield universe.
You may remember that the first film, Cloverfield, was a monster attack film primarily made to look like it was shot by people and their phones. The second film, 10 Cloverfield Lane, was actually a really good film in my opinion until the Cloverfield connection was revealed at the end.
The Cloverfield Paradox was sold by Paramount to Netflix and was made available to watch as soon as the Super Bowl finished. Here is a brief synopsis.
“A team of astronauts aboard an international space station find themselves alone after a scientific experiment involving a particle accelerator makes the Earth vanish. When a space shuttle appears, the space station crew must fight for survival following their horrible discovery.”
Did you know, the fourth film in the Cloverfield universe has already finished shooting and I expect that will be released later this year.
Title: The Cloverfield Paradox
Release | On Netflix now!
Dwayne Johnson is a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader, who now assesses security for skyscrapers. In his latest action blockbuster, he must save his family from a fire in the worlds tallest building.
This was a full-length trailer and we all know that Dwayne would never make that jump off the end of the crane.
This film certainly looks entertaining and certainly has a Die Hard feel to it.
Release | US: 13th July | UK: 13th July | World: IMDb
Jennifer Lawrence is a Russian spy trained to seduce men to obtain secrets. However, she falls in love with a CIA agent and considers becoming a double agent.
Does anyone think this film could be a secret Black Widow origin film? (I’m joking of course!)
Title: Red Sparrow
Release | US: 2nd March | UK: 1st March | World: IMDb
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Here comes the sequel to the very successful Jurrasic World, the fourth entry into the Jurassic Park series of films. Chris Pratt and Dallas Howard return once again in a tale set four years after the events of Jurassic World.
They’ve returned to the island to try and save the dinosaurs from the long-dormant volcano that has now become violently active.
Definitely better than the first trailer, this is on my one to watch list.
Title: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Release | US: 22nd June | UK: 6th June | World: IMDb
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Tom Cruise returns in the sixth installment of the franchise joined by his regular IMF crew including Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames.
This time, the team is in a race against time after a mission goes awry and it looks like they’ll be up against a bad guy played by Henry Cavill who is sporting the famous mustache that marred his appearance in Justice League.
Whilst a thirty-second spot aired during the game, the full trailer was released simultaneously online.
Title: Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Release | US: 27th July | UK: 27th July | World: IMDb
Avengers: Infinity War
A brief thirty-second trailer appeared for the culmination of the Marvel cinematic universe. Featuring more finished visual effects shots, this tease added some brief glimpses of new footage.
As you must know by now, the huge team of assembled superheroes, the Avengers, will try to tackle they’re most powerful foe yet, Thanos.
Title: Avengers: Infinity War
Release | US: 4th May | UK: 27th April | World: IMDb
Westworld – Season 2
Not a film trailer, but I immensely enjoyed the big-budget HBO series take on the classic 1970’s film Westworld, a futuristic theme park where the robots turn upon the guests.
It’s been a long wait but here we are with a look at season two which will return to HBO on April 22nd. Apparently, some of the footage featured here was shot specifically for this trailer!
Solo: A Star Wars Story
There has been much speculation recently over when the marketing machine would finally fire up seeing as this film opens up only a few short months away in May. This was probably due to Disney not wanting to deluge people with Star Wars material seeing as The Last Jedi only just opened up at the end of December last year.
This forty-second tease allows up to have our first glimpse of the film with the confirmation that the full-length trailer will appear on February 5th.
Title: Solo: A Star Wars Story
Release | US: 25th May | UK: 25th May | World: IMDb
The character of Jack Ryan originated from the novels of Tom Clancy. Ryan works for the C.I.A. and as you may have gathered ends up having exciting adventures.
Many different Jack Ryan stories have been adapted for the big screen and he has been portrayed by Alec Baldwin (The Hunt for Red October), Harrison Ford (Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger), Ben Affleck (The Sum of All Fears) and most recently Chris Pine (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit).
Now it’s the turn of John Krasinski as he stars in this new series, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, that will premiere on Amazon Prime in August.
And that’s your lot for the 2018 Super Bowl movie trailers. It felt like a quieter year than previously but there is quite a lot there I’m looking forward too.
Let me know in the comments or via twitter if there’s anything you’re looking forward too or indeed if you felt it was all rather disappointing.