Showing posts with label super bowl. Show all posts
Showing posts with label super bowl. Show all posts

Tuesday, 14 February 2023

Indiana Jones and the Super Bowl

During the Super Bowl, Lucasfilm dropped a new trailer for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.

The action-packed clip shows Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) punching Nazis and diving out of a stricken Heinkel He 111 bomber with his goddaughter Helena (Phoebe Waller-Bridge).

Whilst director Steven Spielberg (Raiders of the Lost Ark) isn't returning for the fifth instalment in the franchise created by George Lucas (Star Wars), John Williams is back to compose the music for the man in the hat.

With the return of Indiana Jones and Michael Keaton's Batman in The Flash, this summer will be like the summer of 1989. And I'm here for it.

Will Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny be a legacy sequel comparable to stablemate Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Fans (myself included) will find out on 30th June.

Are you looking forward to Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny? What did you think of the trailer? Let me know in the comments below.

Monday, 13 February 2023

Worlds collide in The Flash

During one of the most thrilling Super Bowl finals of my lifetime (Rihanna's Apple Music halftime show was spectacular), a new trailer for The Flash dropped and it's all about DC's Flashpoint.

Read the official synopsis:

"Worlds collide in “The Flash” when Barry uses his superpowers to travel back in time in order to change the events of the past. But when his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod has returned, threatening annihilation, and there are no Super Heroes to turn to. That is, unless Barry can coax a very different Batman out of retirement and rescue an imprisoned Kryptonian… albeit not the one he’s looking for. Ultimately, to save the world that he is in and return to the future that he knows, Barry’s only hope is to race for his life. But will making the ultimate sacrifice be enough to reset the universe?"

The DC multiverse explodes with multiple movie incarnations of Batman from Tim Burton (Batman), Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Trilogy) and Zack Snyder (Justice League) timelines. There's a glimpse of Supergirl, too.

The Flash is exclusively in cinemas on 16th June.

Are you excited to see Michael Keaton (Batman Returns) reprise the role of the dark detective? Let me know in the comments below.

Wednesday, 8 February 2023

The Last of Us avoids Super Bowl

HBO has announced The Last of Us episode 5 will be aired this Friday to avoid clashing with the Super Bowl on Sunday.

UK-based fans (myself included) won't have to wait. It will be available on demand from Saturday morning ahead of Monday's premiere on Sky Atlantic.

The live-action adaptation of the award-winning PlayStation video game is taking the world by storm. The show, which co-stars Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) and Bella Ramsay (Game of Thrones) in the lead roles, has been renewed for a second season.

"I’m humbled, honoured, and frankly overwhelmed that so many people have tuned in and connected with our retelling of Joel and Ellie’s journey," executive producer Neil Druckmann said in an official statement.

"Now we have the absolute pleasure of being able to do it again with season two!"

Executive producer Craig Mazin added: "I’m so grateful to Neil Druckmann and HBO for our partnership, and I’m even more grateful to the millions of people who have joined us on this journey.

"The audience has given us the chance to continue, and as a fan of the characters and world Neil and Naughty Dog created, I couldn’t be more ready to dive back in."

Are you watching The Last of Us? Let me know in the comments below.

Monday, 14 February 2022

Doctor Strange shatters Super Bowl

To the disappointment of many Star Wars fans (myself included), Lucasfilm was a no-show during Super Bowl LVI. Perhaps the Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer is being held back for Star Wars Day?

Stablemate Marvel Studios stepped up with new trailers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Moon Knight. The former seemingly confirms a connection with Marvel Studios' What If...? and calls back to director Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead series.

The Thanos Blip continues to have consequences for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

“The multiverse is a concept about which we know frighteningly little,” says Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch). “It was the only way… But I never meant for any of this to happen.”

Doctor Strange 2 follows mind-bending events in WandaVision, Loki, What If...? and Spider-Man: No Way Home by introducing Captain Carter (Hayley Atwell) and Professor X (Patrick Stewart). Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Doctor Strange battle evil doppelgängers as the fate of the multiverse lies in the balance.

Marvel Studios' Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is exclusively in cinemas on 6th May.

What Easter eggs did you spot in the Super Bowl trailer? Let me know in the comments below.

Monday, 8 February 2021

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Super Bowl TV Spot

An official trailer for Marvel Studios' The Falcon and the Winter Soldier dropped during the Super Bowl, which saw veteran quarterback Tom Brady win the coveted NFL trophy for a record-breaking seventh time.

The official synopsis for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier:

"After being handed the mantle of Captain America at the end of Avengers: Endgame, Sam Wilson teams up with Bucky Barnes in a worldwide adventure that puts their abilities to the test as they fight the anarchist group the Flag-Smashers."

The latest live-action spin-off series, starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan in the titular roles, was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic and follows the conclusion of WandaVision this March on Disney+.

Are you looking forward to the dynamic duo's action-packed adventures? Let me know in the comments below.

Monday, 3 February 2020

Marvel's Disney+ first look during Super Bowl

Marvel Studios dropped a teaser trailer for its upcoming live-action Disney+ spin-offs during Super Bowl LIV.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision debut on Disney+ fall 2020 and Loki premieres in 2021. All the spin-offs star original Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) cast members and will tie into Phase 4 beginning with Black Widow this May.

Disney+ has been a huge success in the US, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand since launching last November and launches on 24th March in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and Switzerland with Jon Favreau's live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian and the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Disney+ is available on a range of devices including Android, iOS, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox One, PS4 and selected smart TVs.

Which Marvel live-action spin-off are you looking forward to most on Disney+? Let me know in the comments below.

Monday, 4 February 2019

Captain Marvel Super Bowl TV Spot

As expected, there was no teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode IX during the Super Bowl. However, Disney stablemate Marvel Studios was in full force.

New TV Spots dropped for Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame.

Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame will be in cinemas March and April respectively.

Monday, 5 February 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story on Good Morning America

The wait is over for Star Wars fans. A teaser for Solo: A Star Wars Story, directed by Ron Howard, dropped during the Super Bowl.

Good Morning America, owned by Disney, premiered the full teaser trailer today.

In the wake of directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller departing from the troubled Star Wars spin-off, many fans (myself included) were worried. After watching the teaser trailer, I'm excited to see how Han Solo first met Chewie.

Veteran Hollywood composer John Williams is composing the theme for Han Solo.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is in cinemas 25th May.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Marvel insiders love Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

THR reports director James Gunn's upcoming sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 garnered a perfect 100 during a test screening held for Marvel insiders. These lucky individuals comprise of friends and family. However, movies are subject to rigorous testing and screenings are not a pep rally.

A test score is not necessarily indicative of a movie's popularity upon release, but this score eclipses Iron Man 3 and Avengers based on internal metrics at Disney.

The sequel's Super Bowl TV Spot was well received by fans last weekend, and there's every reason to suggest we are in for another galactic treat on 5th May.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Stranger Things brings Halloween to the Super Bowl

The New England Patriots staged an historic comeback, lead by Tom Brady, to deny the Atlanta Falcons and win Super Bowl LI. One of the best finals I've watched since American football was popularised in the UK, in the mid 1980s, on Channel Four.

The icing on the cake in lieu of a surprise Star Wars: The Last Jedi TV Spot. Netflix dropped a trailer for Stranger Things season 2. This time the gang are dressed as Ghostbusters! Because 1984.

Stranger Things season 2 premieres on the streaming network this Halloween. That's inspired scheduling.

Looking forward to the return of Stranger Things? Let me know in the comments below.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Marvel's Civil War & Coca-Cola Super Bowl TV Spots

There's two film franchise installments I'm really looking forward to this year.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Captain America: Civil War both from Disney. The former didn't get a TV Spot during the Super Bowl, but the latter did and Marvel knocked it out of the park asking audiences to choose a side: #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan.

The Captain America installments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) are always a delight. The Winter Soldier is my favourite MCU movie and there's no reason not to expect directors Joe and Anthony Russo to up the ante further in Civil War when it's released 29th April in the UK.

It wasn't all about divided loyalties from Marvel at the Super Bowl. An hilarious tie-in with Coca-Cola pitched Ant-Man against the Hulk.

Next time you're reading or watching the MCU reach for a Coke.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Marvel heroes clash at Super Bowl and charity wins

Actors Chris Pratt and Chris Evans, better known as Star-Lord and Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, recently embarked on a friendly rivalry on Twitter. Who would win this year's Super Bowl between New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks?

The loser promised to attend a children's hospital, of the victor's chosen charity, in costume, help raise awareness and make a donation. Chris Pratt was gracious in defeat, after the New England Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks, and will be visiting Christopher's Haven.

Turns out our intrepid heroes are going one step further and both children's charities will benefit. As someone who spent a lot of time in children's hospital, following a serious head trauma at primary school, I have nothing but the utmost respect for these guys.

Everything is awesome!

Sunday, 6 February 2005

Nintendo Nation

In March 1997 I was blown away by Nintendo 64! Mario's richly rendered 3D world literally leapt from the television screen. The lush visuals and innovative gamepad ergonomics culminated in a definitive pop culture experience.

The N64, PSOne and Dreamcast were traded-in for XBOX, PS2 and GameCube in 2002. Although I recently sold all my home consoles due to less leisure time, the DS and PSP portables will ably fill the gap whilst commuting.

Don't miss the iTunes/Pepsi commercials during today's Super Bowl.