The biggest annual event in American sports kicks off again this Sunday and with it comes a whole host of exciting entertainment. The Superbowl has a great history of thrilling fans with half-time shows that have seen rock and pop legends gracing the stage, from Bruce Springsteen to this year’s Beyonce. But of course that’s not why we’re here. We’re here for superheroes.
Reports are coming in that although a lot of studios are not willing to pay the $4 million required to advertise for only thirty seconds of air time, we are stil going to be treated to some spectacular trailers of this summers blockbusters from Paramount, Universal and Disney.
Iron Man 3‘s trailer will be shown with a sixty second advert that will showcase footage from director Shane Black’s reunion with Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. Downey and Black previously worked together on Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang which proved to be a cult classic, so seeing them together again will be a guaranteed hit. Iron Man 3 is the first film in Marvel’s ‘Phase Two’ plan that will unite their superheroes another time after last years smash The Avengers. The May 3rd film has a star-studded cast including Guy Pearce, Don Cheadle and Oscar-winning actors Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts and Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin.
Over here in the UK, we will have to wait until Monday to see all the action we’ve missed stateside.
In other trailer news, the teaser for The Wolverine will be with us on February 12th from Cop Land director James Mangold. Sources say that this will fall in line with other teasers and not give away too much of the story; according to Mangold “I think you always want to put your best foot forward. For me, I’m not the marketing department of Fox, but for my own tastes, less is more”. Hugh Jackman stars as the raging mutant and is also set to reprise his role in the sequel to X-Men: First Class, this time in more than just a cameo appearance.