Suffice to say that the Super Bowl has evolved into something bigger and more complex than just a spectacular game of football. Courtesy of the half time show, it’s now a full-fledged concert with this year’s performance delivered by a custom Loewe by Jonathan Anderson-wearing Rihanna who also soft-launched her second pregnancy.
It’s also prime viewing to catch first glimpse at the trailers for some of the biggest movie releases to come.
From a de-aged Harrison Ford in the new instalment of Indiana Jones to the third chapter of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, it was a mixed bag of adventure both on and off-planet.
Here’s your full list of films that previewed at the Super Bowl LVII.
Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny
I don’t care what you say about how good CGI and AI can be, the de-aging of actors remains sketchy at best and this barely looks like Harrison Ford even though they allegedly used old footage of his face. It just looks…weird? Also starring Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Indi’s god-daughter and Mads Mikkelsen as a Nazi hired by NASA, the new Jones adventure takes place during the infamous Space Race of the ’60s.
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon pair up again to tell the story of how Nike landed their now iconic deal with basketball legend Michael Jordan, setting off one of the most successful brand partnerships in history. Read more about the film here.
Michael B. Jordan is back, both starring as boxer Donnie Creed. Jordan is also making his directorial debut the third chapter of the Creed series which sees him square up against Jonathan Majors who stars as a former friend and boxing prodigy.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
Fans of the beloved Transformers cartoons will be happy to see the Beast Wars saga finally make it to the big screen with the Maximals, the Predacons and Terrorcons now arriving on Earth.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Star Lord and his band of misfit heroes are back. The third – and final Guardians film for the brilliant Dave Bautista – delves into Rocket’s past while also introducing quasi hero and potential villain Adam Warlock, played by Will Poulter, as their new antagonist.
Most controversially was the inclusion of DC and Warner Bros’ new film The Flash starring Ezra Miller in the titular role as Barry Allen with Ben Affleck also making his final appearance as Batman.
Currently facing multiple allegations of assault and abuse, the choice at DC and Warner to retain Miller in the role has become a sticking point for the studio, especially after their recent purge of Snyderverse stars.
If there is some good to come out of this inclusion, it’s our first glimpse at Supergirl played by Sasha Calle.