The Super Bowl is almost here, and the one thing just as exciting as the big game is the commercials that air during the event. And one company that everyone has their eyes on this year is none other than Marvel, which has two big movies coming out in the first half of the year. But what can we expect from Marvel this Sunday?
2019 is going to be a big one for Marvel. In addition to what’s coming from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, both Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants–formerly Fox properties–should be released under the Marvel banner with the buyout of 20th Century Fox coming to a close. That means that this year, Marvel will be releasing five movies. Here is what Marvel has planned for the upcoming year.
Marvel’s 2019 Movie Schedule:
- Captain Marvel – March 8
- Avengers: Endgame – April 26
- Dark Phoenix – June 7
- Spider-Man: Far From Home – July 5
- The New Mutants – August 2
Chances of anything being shown for New Mutants–an X-Men movie that’s been pushed back, delayed, and riddled with problems–is a long-shot, simply because it’s not high-profile enough for Disney to drop significant money on. And again, the problems that have plagued this movie’s production will have undoubtedly affected the final product.
Spider-Man: Far From Home just got its first trailer, and because it takes place in a post-Endgame world, don’t expect a new video for the movie. We may see the recent trailer again during the game, but don’t expect anything new. And the same goes for Dark Phoenix.
Marvel will likely be pushing both Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame during the Super Bowl, if the company does in fact have ad space. More than likely, we’ll get another Captain Marvel trailer, which may or may not have any new footage, for a final push before the March release.
Then, there’s Avengers: Endgame. Plenty of people and news outlets are speculating we will get a brand-new trailer for the April film. CBS ad execs have been keeping it tight-lipped when it comes to what movie studios will be represented for commercial spots, according to AdAge. And some of these spots cost up to $5.3 million. So even though there is zero confirmation, people are speculating we will get an Avengers: Endgame trailer during the NFL Championship. But why?
If you remember back to last year’s Super Bowl, Marvel dropped an Infinity War trailer during the game. Alongside that, Disney also dropped a trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story as well, so the company has no problem dropping large amounts of money on ad spots for its larger movies.
So on February 3, during the big game, there is a pretty good chance we’ll get Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame, but more than likely, it will be a surprise with no confirmation prior to the event. For more on the Super Bowl, check out some halftime show options.