Well it's that time again -- time to start gearing up for the biggest football game of the year (if you're a sports fan), which also happens to be one of the only televised events where we actually look forward to the commercials. Companies spend the big bucks for a 30-second Super Bowl spot, with one fetching around $4 million this year when the game airs on NBC this February 5th. Of course we're movie nuts here, and everyone knows studios like to use the Super Bowl as a platform to announce their big upcoming blockbusters on a massive scale. Like every year, though, it seems some are in and some are out, so which trailers are we most likely to see come February 5th?
According to the LA Times, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures have all bought air time, while 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures and Warner Bros. did not. That means you won't be seeing anything for The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man, Men in Black III or Prometheus, but you may see new trailers for The Avengers, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, John Carter, Snow White and the Huntsman and Battleship (with The Lorax, American Reunion and The Five-Year Engagement as outside possibilities). Additionally, Relativity has announced that they'll be airing a trailer spot for Act of Valor, their Navy SEALs movie featuring real-life Navy SEALs. No word yet from folks like Summit or Lionsgate, the latter of which could pop up with a Hunger Games spot.
We'll have more on this year's Super Bowl trailers as they're announced.