‘Captain America’ and ‘Super 8’ Trailers Get Super Bowl Premiere

‘Transformers 3’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’, and ‘Cowboys and Aliens’ ads will also debut during the big game.

Fans will get their first look at Captain America during the Super Bowl
Fans will get their first look at Captain America during the Super Bowl
Super Bowl XLV is just around the corner, with the NFL championship game to air on February 6. Several high-profile 2011 movies will be showcased during the highly-anticipated commercial breaks. Paramount will premiere new ads for Super 8, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, representing the largest studio presence for the Super Bowl commercials.

Disney is also rolling out a new ad for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, while Universal has bought ad time for a new Cowboys and Aliens commercial. Relativity Media is also getting in the game with a TV spot for Limitless.

Prices for a 30-second TV spot will cost a record $3 million for the Fox telecast, which has prompted other studios to air movie commercials during the pre-game coverage. Sony movies such as Just Go with It, Battle: Los Angeles and Priest will be featured during the pre-game show and Focus Features will premiere a TV spot for The Eagle before the game.

Paramount will also have a pre-game presence with ads for Rango and Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom. Warner Bros. and Fox haven't purchased air time for Super Bowl XLV yet, although that still could change.

Super 8 was released June 10th, 2011 and stars Joel Courtney, Jessica Tuck, Joel McKinnon Miller, Ryan Lee, Zach Mills, Riley Griffiths, Gabriel Basso, Kyle Chandler. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon was released June 29th, 2011 and stars Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Julie White, Kevin Dunn, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Alan Tudyk, John Malkovich. The film is directed by Michael Bay.

Thor was released May 6th, 2011 and stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Kat Dennings, Clark Gregg, Idris Elba. The film is directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Captain America: The First Avenger was released July 22nd, 2011 and stars Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Dominic Cooper, Richard Armitage, Stanley Tucci. The film is directed by Joe Johnston.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was released May 20th, 2011 and stars Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane, Kevin McNally, Sam Claflin, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Stephen Graham. The film is directed by Rob Marshall.

Limitless was released March 18th, 2011 and stars Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish, Andrew Howard, Anna Friel, Johnny Whitworth, Tomas Arana, Robert John Burke. The film is directed by Neil Burger.

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Comments (29)

  1. MadJohnsonProductions

    Captain America, Pirates 4, Super 8, Thor, and Transformers. Can'T Wait!!!

    4 years agoby @MadJohnsonProductionsFlag

  2. Saints18

    As great as it is to see the trailers on February 6th, I think airing these trailers on Super Bowl Sunday in a 30 second spot is a cop out! Right now my glass is half empty~

    4 years agoby @saints18Flag

  3. bud2fresh

    Captain America is the one i'll be watchin for!!!!!

    4 years agoby @bud2freshFlag

  4. ed_wood


    4 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  5. the MovieGhost

    Wicked awesome! Can't wait for the Superbowl again! :D

    4 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  6. Photoman

    Transformers 3 is the real deal for me, I'm freakin excited !!!!!

    4 years agoby @photomanFlag

  7. Dan

    @Chi I was there in Chicago when the Bears went to the Super Bowl a couple years ago, it was brutal lol. The news showed people looking as depressed as I've ever seen people, and people were texting in saying things like "Die Rex Grossman Die" lmao. It was funny and sad at the same time. If they make it this year again, I hope they win to wipe away that bad memory.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  8. CUPID

    @TheMime damn right

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  9. fanboy

    Sweet, Superbowl here I come

    4 years agoby @fanboyFlag

  10. Jimthar

    ha these trailers are the only reason i'd watch the bowl this year. but then maybe i'll just skip it and watch the trailers on here the next day. that sounds like a better plan.

    4 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  11. Rufio


    4 years agoby @rufioFlag

  12. TheMime

    Finally.......... trailers is always the next step.... and these trailers will either make it or break it......

    4 years agoby @themimeFlag

  13. the Narrator

    Agreed @Moviegeek. Could definitely go either way.

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  14. ElMasChingon

    Cool might actually watch the super bowl this year... maybe..

    4 years agoby @elmaschingonFlag

  15. ChiRep_1

    Well whatever trailers your looking forward to, if the Chicago Bears win this weekend make sure your rooting for them to win it all!!

    4 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  16. moviegeek

    Well I've seen a lot of films premiere trailers during the super bowl and it can either go extremely well, or extremely poorly (G.I. Joe). It makes the film vulnerable to instant popularity or shunning. I'm not worried for Super 8, but Captain America is taking a risk. I hope it pays off! Can't wait!

    4 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  17. Replicant

    Gotta love football

    4 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  18. K.Guy

    An I realized... They don't have the new Battle: Los Angeles poster, that has been hanging in my theater for weeks!

    4 years agoby @kguyFlag

  19. K.Guy


    4 years agoby @kguyFlag

  20. thedarkknight12

    i just watch the superbowl commercials

    4 years agoby @thedarkknight12Flag

  21. ZanyZap

    I watch the Super Bowl for the movie ads... yes, I'm a huge sports fan.

    4 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  22. Dan

    Looking forward to the Super Bowl this year, and the commercials/trailers! F*ck, I think I'm gonna call off from work that day.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  23. ChiRep_1

    I'm fine with this as long as it doesn't take away from the Bud Light commercials lol. Hereee Wee Goo!!

    4 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  24. Chris

    I could care less about football anymore but I'll definitely record it just to watch these trailers

    4 years agoby @unknown21Flag

  25. The Boondock Saint

    cant wait to see more super 8!!! so excited for this!!! february 6th can't come soon enough!!!!!!!!

    4 years agoby @combatmadness360Flag

  26. ejk1

    The smart choice by both film studios.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  27. Daveactor7

    AWESOME. Im watching super bowl anyways

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  28. Chris


    4 years agoby @unknown21Flag

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