Super Bowl 2024: Deadpool & Wolverine, Wicked, Twisters, and more trailers take centre stage
12 Feb 2024, 12:02
The Super Bowl 2024 brings out the biggest news in entertainment and sport once again especially when it comes to new movie trailers. From Deadpool 3, aka Deadpool & Wolverine, to a new look at Wicked, here’s all the big announcements.
Super Bowl Sunday 2024 was not just about touchdowns, Usher's halftime show, or even Taylor Swift being there; it was also a cinematic extravaganza with a lineup of exciting movie trailers. From the much-anticipated Deadpool & Wolverine to the enchanting world of Wicked, here's a roundup of the major teasers that stole the spotlight during the Big Game.
Deadpool & Wolverine (Release Date: July 26, 2024)
Ryan Reynolds returns as the irreverent antihero Deadpool in the third installment of the franchise. The real surprise, however, is the comeback of Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, making this a dynamic duo worth the wait. With their chemistry and the promise of a rude, crude, and undoubtedly entertaining adventure, Deadpool 3 is set to be a game-changer in the Marvel universe. Matthew Vaughn even claims it's the 'jolt' that could 'save the whole Marvel universe.' Get ready for a wild ride on July 26.
Wicked: Part One (Release Date: November 27, 2024)
John M. Chu's two-part movie adaptation of the award-winning musical Wicked takes flight on November 27. The Super Bowl presented the first trailer, offering a deeper look at Cynthia Erivo's Elphaba and Ariana Grande's Glinda. The unexpected tease of Wicked's Dorothy character adds an intriguing layer to the narrative, leaving fans to speculate on how she fits into the plot compared to the stage musical and its source material.
Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes (Release Date: May 10, 2024)
After seven years, the Planet of the Apes franchise returns with Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes. Set 300 years later, this instalment introduces Proximus Caesar, a new leader challenging the clan's traditional ideologies. A young chimp named Noa embarks on a mission alongside Freya Allan's character, promising an evolution in the ape-dominated world. Get ready for an epic journey on May 10.
The Fall Guy (Release Date: May 3, 2024)
Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt team up for the action-packed comedy The Fall Guy, set to hit theatres on May 3. Gosling plays a former stuntman enlisted to find a missing star actor in a movie directed by his ex, played by Blunt. The Super Bowl trailer hints at a hilarious and thrilling adventure, complete with Gosling's character shedding a tear while listening to Taylor Swift – a perfect combination of action and emotion.
Monkey Man (Release Date: April 5, 2024)
Dev Patel's upcoming thriller, Monkey Man, takes the spotlight with a Super Bowl teaser. Directed by Patel in his directorial debut, with Jordan Peele as the producer, Monkey Man promises intense action involving fight clubs and a revenge mission. The trailer offers a glimpse of Patel's character in a physically demanding role, ensuring a gripping plot and adrenaline-pumping, as well as the perfect replacement for Keanu Reeves' John Wick series.
Twisters (Release Date: July 19, 2024)
Twenty-eight years after the surprise hit Twister, the storm-chasing adventure returns with Twisters on July 19. The Super Bowl trailer introduces Daisy Edgar-Jones as a cowboy tornado chaser and Glen Powell as part of their respective teams. With Helen Hunt's return as Jo Harding still uncertain, Twisters keeps a major character connection under wraps, adding an extra layer of anticipation for fans of the original.
A Quiet Place: Day One (Release Date: June 28, 2024)
The Super Bowl showcased a special shortened version of the trailer for A Quiet Place: Day One, set to release on June 28. Exploring the origins of the alien invasion, the movie takes viewers back to the very beginning in New York City. With John Krasinski's A Quiet Place 3 still on the horizon, Day One promises a fresh perspective and a thrilling start to the dystopian horror franchise.
IF (Release Date: May 17, 2024)
IF's Super Bowl trailer takes a playful jab at The Office, revisiting a memorable prank involving John Krasinski's Jim, now played by Randall Park. Directed by Krasinski, IF blends live-action characters led by Ryan Reynolds with a stellar voice cast of 'imaginary friends.' The family-friendly adventure, set for release on May 17, adds a touch of humour and whimsy to the 2024 lineup.
Kung Fu Panda 4 (Release Date: March 8, 2024)
March 8 marks the return of Po in Kung Fu Panda 4, eight years after the last installment. The Super Bowl teaser hints at Jack Black's Po facing a new villain, The Chameleon, voiced by Viola Davis. With a star-studded cast, including James Hong, Bryan Cranston, and Ke Huy Quan, Kung Fu Panda 4 promises a delightful blend of humor and martial arts action.
Despicable Me 4 (Release Date: July 3, 2024)
The Minions are back in Despicable Me 4, hitting theaters on July 3. The Super Bowl teaser humorously pokes fun at AI and introduces the franchise's new villain, Maxime Le Mal, voiced by Will Ferrell. With Steve Carell, Steve Coogan, and Kristen Wiig returning to voice familiar characters, along with the addition of Gru's new family member, Gru Jr., Despicable Me 4 ensures another round of family-friendly chaos. Quite surprisingly, The White Lotus writer and creator Mike White is also attached, perhaps the Gru crew will be heading out for some much needed rest and relaxation after churning out so. many films.
Knuckles (Release Date: April 26, 2024)
Idris Elba reprises his role as Knuckles in the spinoff series set after the events of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Paramount+'s Knuckles series, teased during the Super Bowl, offers a glimpse into the echidna crew's adventures. With a voice cast including Adam Pally, Cary Elwes, Ben Schwartz as Sonic, and Christopher Lloyd as Pachacamac, Knuckles promises a thrilling and entertaining addition to the Sonic universe on April 26.