To most people, the Super Bowl means the biggest football game of the year. To the rest of us, it means an incredible halftime show, million-dollar commercials, and new movie trailers with seemingly never-ending interruptions from a football game. How rude.
It could be difficult at times tonight to separate the movie trailers from the commercials, which featured just as many Hollywood A-listers as most of the trailers. That’s where we come in. Here are all the trailers that debuted during tonight’s Super Bowl. Now excuse us while we go freak out over Jason Bourne.
If the first X-Men: Apocalypse trailer was a vehicle to introduce Oscar Isaac’s Apocalypse, then today’s Super Bowl spot was for Olivia Munn’s Psylocke. The woman can cut cars *in half*. Consider us impressed. The new spot also shows all the X Men in their darkest hours, situations that are compounded thanks to Clarity’s haunting cover of Coldplay’s Don’t Panic. Was that a nod to the Super Bowl halftime performance?
Independence Day: Resurrection
Viewers did a double take tonight when the new spot for Independence Day: Resurrection played during commercials. The clip included a Super Bowl scene, complete with a rendition of the national anthem that sounded strikingly similar to the one Lady Gaga performed earlier in the evening. The rest of the footage played like a list of terrifying ways the world could end. We’d prefer more Liam Hemsworth footage next time.
The Jungle Book
Is it weird for us to say that The Jungle Book looks super badass? Because it totally does. The new trailer finally give voices to the animals (so badass), including Bill Murry, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o, Christopher Walken, and Giancarlo Esposito. We also finally hear from newcomer Neel Sethi in the title role as Mowgli, who we predict will be the Jacob Tremblay of 2016.
Captain America: Civil War
The Marvel Super Bowl spot featured new footage that we haven’t seen in the full length trailers for Captain America: Civil War, including Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark getting shot in the face and what looks like the end of Don Cheadle’s War Machine. I think I’m ready to choose my team.
Gods Of Egypt
This is pretty much Gladiator-2016, right?
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Fans of the original Ninja Turtle films will be excited to see the terrifying debut of Krang in today’s new TV spot. Yup, just as scary as when we were six. The Super Bowl footage also includes more of Megan Fox reprising her role as
Britney Spears April O’Neil and Steven Amell’s debut as Casey Jones. Just as cool as when we were six.
Batman V Superman
In Buff White Dude V Buff White Dude, out March 25, Batman V Superman will finally answer the question that has plagued comic book fans for decades; why would anyone live in Gotham City? Nothing good ever happens there. Bruce Wayne knows that and he’s teamed up with Turkish Air in an attempt to boost tourism for the villain-friendly city. Maybe start with less villains?
There’s a good chance our neighbors thought we were watching tonight’s game on a delay considering the amount of screaming that took place when the first trailer for the upcoming Jason Bourne film aired during commercials. Nope, we’re just that excited to see the return of the Operation Blackbriar trainee with no memory. But guys, HE REMEMBERS EVERYTHING. Up until now, fans of the series have enjoyed one solitary grainy photo of Matt Damon reprising his role as Bourne (or David Webb if you’re nasty). Now we have a full 31 seconds of shirtless fights, motorcycle chases, gun battles, inanimate objects used as deadly weapons (you go, IKEA chair), Julia Stiles’ voice, and people being rightfully terrified at the mention of Bourne’s name. Cue Moby.