These days, the Super Bowl isn’t just the biggest event in the American football calendar – it’s also a huge platform for movie studios and TV companies to showcase their biggest, most exciting upcoming offerings.
And this year has proved no exception – thanks to Super Bowl 2019, we’ve had new looks at everything from Avengers: Endgame and Jordan Peele’s Us to the new Twilight Zone and the third series of telly thriller The Handmaid’s Tale.
We’ve collected all the big teasers from this year’s Super Bowl here in one handy round-up. One thing’s for sure: we have an exciting few months of big- and small-screen entertainment ahead of us…
Directors Joe and Anthony Russo follow up on the epic first trailer for their Infinity War sequel with a new TV spot that, while short, offers quite a lot of new footage – including Tony Stark and Nebula getting techy, Black Widow getting trigger happy and Cap getting his shield back. Avengers: Endgame is in cinemas from 26 April.
Before the Avengers suit up again, the MCU is taking us back to the ’90s with Captain Marvel. This latest teaser follows the Earth-bound rise of Brie Larson’s titular superhero and introduces us to her mantra: higher, further, faster (someone must already be working on the Daft Punk mash-up, right?). It’s been a long wait, but Captain Marvel will be finally landing in cinemas on 8 March 2019.
Toy Story 4
Our latest peek at the toys’ upcoming fourth adventure sees Woody reconnecting with the new-look Bo Peep, while Buzz Lightyear finds himself in a spot of bother – trapped on a fairground prize stand alongside the none-too-pleased Ducky and Bunny (voiced by franchise newbies Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele). Toy Story 4 opens in cinemas on 21 June 2019.
Speaking of Jordan Peele, the Get Out writer/director brings us his “new nightmare” with Us – a home invasion horror with a twist, in that the invaders are actually doppelgangers of the family being stalked. Starring Black Panther duo Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke, this new TV spot doesn’t offer much in the way of fresh footage (most of it is a repeat of what we saw in the first trailer), but it does look creepy as hell. The film opens on 22 March.
The Twilight Zone
Not only is Jordan Peele bringing us a new big-screen horror to feast on, but he’s also the face of a TV “reimagining” of sci-fi/horror anthology series The Twilight Zone. “What dimension are you even in?” he asks ominously, before the iconic theme tune kicks in. The series will be available on US streaming service CBS All Access from April – there’s no word yet on which UK channel/streaming service will pick it up.
The Handmaid’s Tale
The dystopian drama is back for a third season in 2019, and here we get an early first look – in which Elisabeth Moss’ Offred warns America to “wake up”. Sounds like she’s on a mission to bring down Gilead once and for all. No news yet on an air date, though.
Paramount dropped the trailer for their latest feature-length animation before the big game. The tale of a theme-park obsessed young girl whose fantasy attraction comes to life, Wonder Park is backed by an impressive voice cast: Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, Mila Kunis, John Oliver and Tom Baker, to name a few. The film opens on 8 April.
Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark
Directed by André Øvredal (Troll Hunter), produced by Guillermo del Toro and based on the bestselling children’s book series, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark had not one but three short, sharp teasers, giving a brief taster of what we can expect from the mystery chiller. The film is set for release in the US this summer; there’s no UK release date set at the moment.