Super Bowl LIV – What Really Matters, The Trailers!

Super Bowl LIV – What Really Matters, The Trailers!

The 52nd NFL Super Bowl was peppered with trailers and teasers for upcoming movies and television shows

Here we are again, another year and another Super Bowl. With millions of Americans watching the event, companies are willing to spend the big money to gain their attention. As this is a once in a year event, advertisers like to spend big to create one-off unique advertisements that feature big stars or parodies of pop culture etc.

The film studios appear to be spending less on the Super Bowl with 30-second teases of trailers that have already been released with some including tiny snippets of new footage. Warner Bros., for example, hasn’t had any Super Bowl trailers for over a decade.

So without further ado, here’s a look at all the film and TV trailers from Super Bowl 2020. I’ve also thrown in any other adverts that include film and TV references, there are quite a few.

Top Gun: Maverick

Paramount offered up a reminder that Tom Cruise is set to return as Maverick in the follow up to his original 1986 film, Top Gun.

After thirty years in the service, Maverick finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen.

Disney’s Mulan

Disney continues their run of adapting their animated features into live-action with the latest being Mulan.

When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Chinese Army to defend the country from Huns, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honoured warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father.

One of the few trailers in the Super Bowl with a full two minute running time.

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Fast And The Furious 9

Nine! Really! Anyway, here we are with the ninth film in the franchise starring Vin Diesel. With the first full-length trailer debuting only a few days ago, this was just another thirty-second tease.

Walmart – Famous Visitors

Last year, Walmart produced a nostalgia-inducing commercial where many famous cars from television and film all visited Walmart to pick up their pre-ordered shopping.

With such a great commercial, Walmart kept to the same winning formula but this time featured characters from other worlds and times. What I’ve shared below is the extended version.

Marvel’s Black Widow

With Black Widow coming in May, Disney throws us the thirty-second tease with glimpses of new footage to remind us it’s coming soon.

In the new film, Natasha Romanoff finds herself alone and forced to confront her past.

Mountain Dew

In a rather odd commercial for Mountain Dew, Bryan Cranston takes on Jack Nicholson’s famous role of Jack Torrance, from The Shining, in this recreation of the film’s most famous scene.

Rick And Morty X Pringles

Pringles used the characters of Rick and Morty to advertise their tubes of potato crisps. However, in typical Rick and Morty fashion, all is not as it seems!

No Time To Die

With the 25th outing for James Bond in April, here we have another short reminder to go see the film.

The evil villain in this outing is called Safin and is played by Rami Malek, most famous for his roles in television’s Mr Robot and the film Bohemian Rhapsody.

Minions: The Rise of Gru

In what has now become a rare trailer, here we have our very first look at the latest film in the Despicable Me franchise.

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Minions: The Rise of Gru will tell the story of a 12-year-old Gru as he dreams of becoming the world’s first supervillain. The first full-length trailer will debut later this week I believe.


Amazon premiered a trailer for a new series coming February 21st. Starring Al Pacino, Hunters is the story of a diverse group of people in New York, 1977 who have discovered that Nazis are living amongst them. So they set out to do what any bad-ass vigilante squad would do: they set out on a bloody quest for revenge and justice.

Marvel Studios – Disney+

The Mandalorian may have finished but Disney reminds us there are still reasons to keep that Disney+ subscription.

Here we have our very first look at The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, and Loki. All of these series have literally only just started production, so don’t expect too much from this tease. (WandaVision looks bonkers!)

Jeep – “Groundhog Day”

God knows how much money Bill asked to for this but I’m glad Jeep paid up! Bill Murray once again plays Phil Connors from Groundhog Day, a man whose forced to relive the same day over and over again. However, this time he uses this quirk to his advantage as he gets to experience endless days of fun with the new 2020 Jeep Gladiator.

This commercial makes the extra effort to link with the original film with the same filming locations and the return of Stephen Tobolowsky as Ned Ryerson and Bill’s real-life brother, Brian Doyle-Murray as Buster, the town mayor.

This is my favourite commercial of the whole event!

John Abbitt

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