Before Super Bowl LIII officially began, viewers were treated to a few trailers, one of which was for Alita: Battle Angel, the upcoming blockbuster movie adaptation of the Japanese manga series. The movie is directed by Robert Rodriguez and produced by James Cameron, and its special effects are front and center in the short trailer.
Spectacle looks like its going to be a big part of the Alita: Battle Angel viewing experience and, between shots of Vector–who is played by Mahershala Ali–hunting the titular cyborg, we get to see some impressive shots of the futuristic setting. There’s also some very threatening looking bad guys floating around.
Alita: Battle Angel also stars Jennifer Connelly (Hulk), Ed Skrein (Deadpool), and Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen). When the first trailer for Alita was released in 2017, it sparked some controversy for the look of the title character–specifically, her unnaturally large eyes. At the time, Rodriguez explained at San Diego Comic Con that he wanted a realistic depiction of the source material, which in turn stayed true to James Cameron’s wishes to bring the manga to life.
To watch this year’s Super Bowl, you can head over to CBS Sports and catch the game, along with the adverts and trailers, live.