Posted on Monday, February 8th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The Super Bowl is the ultimate expression of the American id: a game where people hit each other really hard, advertisements for cheese flavored chips, extravagant halftime shows put on with colorful panache, and, of course, trailers for the biggest, loudest movies coming within the next year.
I kid because I love. The Super Bowl is ridiculous and the ads are ridiculous and the culture surrounding it is ridiculous, but it’s a good time. Plus, even when the game stinks (and last night’s game really stunk), you get to watch a whole bunch of movie trailers that have to be good because movie studios spent an exorbitant amount of money to buy this ad space. And if there’s one thing more American than the Super Bowl, it’s devoting a few thousand words to breaking down all of the noteworthy spots that premiered during last night’s game.
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Posted on Monday, February 8th, 2016 by Angie Han
Super Bowl spots never come cheap, but this year they cost more than ever: up to $5 million for a 30-second spot, according to reports. Which means the studios have to bring it to make sure that steep price tag is worth it — and bring it they did.
This year’s batch included our very first peek at the newly titled Jason Bourne, another look inside the mysterious 10 Cloverfield Lane, a glimpse of Krang from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, some clever not-quite promos for Batman v Superman, plus trailers for Independence Day: Resurgence, X-Men: Apocalypse, and much more. Watch all the 2016 Super Bowl movie trailers after the jump. Read More »
Marvel Studios kicked off the Super Bowl spot bonanza with Captain America: Civil War, but 20th Century Fox also wanted a piece of the action with a new tease for their summer comic book sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse. This promises to be the biggest X-Men movie yet, with Oscar Isaac as the titular villain creating complete mayhem and chaos. Watch the X-Men Apocalypse Super Bowl spot below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 by Angie Han
The Super Bowl has to be the only television broadcast of the year where the ads are almost as eagerly hyped as the event itself. Even those who don’t know a touchdown from a tackle often tune in for the commercials, and with good reason: companies spend millions just staking out ad space during the game, and millions more to produce some of the slickest, funniest, weirdest, and generally most attention-grabby spots you’ll see all year.
That includes the major movie studios, which annually seize the event to pitch their biggest pictures to millions and millions of viewers. So which movie Super Bowl commercials can we expect to see this Sunday? Find out after the jump.
UPDATE: Since we first published this story, both Captain America: Civil War and Eddie the Eagle have teased Super Bowl spots. Read More »
How much could Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice make in its opening weekend? Who was gifted Harley Quinn‘s bat from Suicide Squad? Which comic book movies will have Super Bowl spots this weekend? What do pugs look like dressed up as Hellboy and his crew? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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X-Men: Apocalypse has a huge cast of characters, some of whom are returning to roles from previous films, and quite a few of whom are inheriting younger versions of characters that appeared in the first three films. There are even a few new additions, such as Psylocke. While on the set of X-Men: Apocalypse last year we talked to many of the cast members about what is new and different for their roles in this film.
Below, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Olivia Munn, Tye Sheridan, Nicholas Hoult, and Michael Fassbender explain where their characters are in life as the new film opens. Read More »
Bryan Singer has shepherded the X-Men franchise from its origin through to this year’s latest installment, X-Men: Apocalypse. Well, there was that little break in there for X-Men: The Last Stand, but with that exception Singer has been intimately involved with the core series films in a major capacity, typically as director.
This latest film gives Singer the chance to do a few things he never go to do the first time around, such as detail the early years of Scott Summers (Tye Sheridan) and Jean Grey (Sophie Turner). It also features what could be the series’ biggest and weirdest villain to date: the body-hopping, power-amplifying, centuries-old Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac).
Oh, you didn’t know about the body-hopping part? That’s one of the details Singer explained in a very long interview when we and a few other sites visited the set of the film in Montreal last year. Below, read the first half of this giant talk, in which Singer goes deep and gets candid about the history and future of the X-Men. Read More »
When will Bruce Wayne learn the identity of his parents’ killer on Gotham? Which Firefly star will appear on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow? What does Zack Snyder think about Batman v Superman spoilers? What will be included in a new LEGO set for the 1966 Batman TV series? All that and more on this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Now that it’s officially 2016, we’re just a little bit closer to X-Men: Apocalypse, the next installment of the Marvel comics franchise from 20th Century Fox. Before 2015 was over we got the first teaser trailer, showing off some of the new/old mutants and the destruction that will be coming from the iconic villain Apocalypse, played by Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Oscar Isaac. However, beyond one quick shot in the trailer and a couple first look photos, we haven’t seen much of Olivia Munn as Psylocke. But today, we get one more look at the character thanks to a behind the scenes photo. Read More »