Super Bowl Trailers

Ben Atwater

The Super Bowl is one of the most watched events on television every year. With the game comes a slew of new commercials, and those include trailers for upcoming films.

Matt Damon stars as Jason Bourne  (AP Photo)
Matt Damon stars as Jason Bourne
(AP Photo)

Costing millions of dollars per minute, the commercials featured several new trailers that premiered during the big game this year.

Jason Bourne will be returning with the latest installment in the Bourne series, Jason Bourne.    Matt Damon will star alongside Alicia Vikander and Tommy Lee Jones. Jason Bourne is set to come out July 29.

The Jungle Book released a new trailer showing various scenes of beautifully rendered CGI animals; this trailer, for the first time, gives a voice to the characters, which admittedly makes the film a little bit less intriguing. By giving these animals human voices, they are instantly not nearly as awe-inspiring or realistic. Yet with such a diverse voice cast, such as Christopher Walken, Bill Murray, Idris Elba and many others, The Jungle Book is sure to be a fun jungle adventure.

Independence Day: Resurgence also debuted a new trailer. This sequel, coming twenty years after the 1996 blockbuster Independence Day, has Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman returning with new fighters for Earth. If the first film portrayed an alien apocalypse, Resurgence seems to be following up with even more grandeur with flaming ships falling out of the sky, and the moon being attacked by alien ships, as there seems to be some sort of base there. Seeing the massive ships in IMAX will surely be a fun ride come June 24.

Of course, the biggest studio working today, Marvel, released new trailers for their properties. The second trailer for Captain America: Civil War was released, and shows two opposing teams of heroes getting ready for battle. This new trailer confirmed Ant-Man’s presence in the film, who will be fighting with Steve Rogers against Tony Stark and Black Widow, amongst many other familiar faces form the MCU. MCU films are always among the events of the year, and Civil War will no likely be another one. Captain America: Civil War will be released May 6.

X-Men: Apocalypse will be the ninth film in the X-Men series, following Deadpool, which came out Feb. 12. Apocalypse is a mutant, portrayed by Oscar Isaac, who has the power to end the world. Professor X and his team must stop Apocalypse before he brings about the end of humanity. Featuring the young First Class cast as they are getting older and starting to look like their older counterparts, Apocalypse is sure to be another quality entry by returner Bryan Singer.

10 Cloverfield Lane came out of nowhere; a trailer was released a month ago with a March release date. No one is sure how this film is related to the 2008 monster film Cloverfield, though there is clearly some sort of connection, as JJ Abrams is the producer of both. Starring John Goodman, 10 Cloverfield Lane looks very small scale, and appears to have a cast of their set entirely in a bunker, which begs to question the IMAX release. Yet they mystery surrounding this film is so intriguing that it will likely get many in the theaters. A trailer was dropped on game day that does not clarify much, yet still has a level of intrigue.