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Super Bowl 53 wasn’t a touchdown-heavy barn burner, instead it was a battle of defensive prowess. Sure, the run of Belichick and Brady has been one of the best of all time, but for many people (casuals especially) the biggest day in American Football was a bit of a let down. Thankfully there’s always another aspect of the NFL conclusion to get excited about: Super Bowl trailers.
Let’s have a quick look at some of the trailers that drove it home last night.
Hanna (Amazon Prime)
Esme Creed-Miles stars as the titular Hanna, a girl raised and trained in the woods by her father, she seems to be part X-23, part Jason Bourne. Hanna comes to us from writer David Farr, who wrote the screenplay for the Joe Wright (Atonement, Darkest Hour) feature starring Saoirse Ronan. The first episode premiered last night after the Super Bowl and is available to stream right now.
Captain Marvel (March 8th)
Before we get more from The Avengers (more on that below), we are going back to the 90s for a fresh faced Sammy L and the introduction to the most powerful super thus far in the MCU; Captain Marvel (Alison Brie). Although we are getting another origin story, many Marvel fans have been waiting impatiently for the story of Carol Danvers to hit the big screen since it was alluded to a few years back. Plus that pager scene at the very end of Infinity War was brilliant even just to make me feel smug in the cinema while lots of people looked around perplexed. It’s another star-studded line up and it promises to deliver more galactic gorgeousness that we’ve come accustomed to since Guardians of the Galaxy. Higher. Further. Faster.
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (August 2nd)
This movie is pretty much guaranteed to hit over a Billion in the Box Office. Take a crazy popular franchise, make a spin-off with it’s two most fun characters, add in Idris Elba and you’ve got yourself a winning formula. Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Shaw (Jason Statham) still don’t seem to be best of friends, but they have to work together again to stop the world exploding or something like that. I’m not sure to be honest. But Elba is the bad guy, I got that. And explosions. Lots of explosions. Will most definitely watch.
Scary Stories to Tell In the Dark (August)
Well this looks bloody terrifying. Haunting head-honcho Guillermo del Toro and Trollhunter director André Øvredal team up to bring something fresh into the nightmares of today’s generation. Based off the series of books with the same name, Scary Stories to Tell In the Dark delivers the darkness of folklore and horror to the big screen that were at one time safely stored in my freezer. The series of mini Super Bowl trailers released throughout the game may have meant more than just Jared Goff had a sleepless night.
The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access, April)
Psyched for the return of The Twilight Zone with the sultry voice fo Jordan Peele at the helm. Peele has shown he has a mind that is both brilliant and twisted with Get Out and the upcoming Us, so here’s hoping he lends more than his narration to the forth instalment of the iconic show. Since its beginnings in 1959, The Twilight Zone has kept its audience at the edge of their seats, hidden behind pillows and peering out from behind our curtains. Let’s hope that the trend continues as we get set for another venture into the unknown.
Avengers: Endgame (April 26th)
The trailer for Endgame literally sent shivers down my spine. The quick run-through of the fallen, the scenes of chaos surrounding the Statue of Liberty and the Baseball stadium, the look of pain and anguish on Cap’s face in the group counselling session, the solemn look on Thor’s face, Cap’s shaking hand strapping his original shield onto his arm, the sombre walk at the end; single file, towards what could be their final battle. It all looks great. It got me very excited. I have watched this too many times and now I need a hug.