Catch That Trailer: Hollywood Crashes Super Bowl Sunday

2016 Super Bowl Movies Trailers

And they have a number of big surprises lined up for us in honor of the Big Game…

Grab the popcorn and snatch those front row seats! If you thought the Super Bowl was just a place to watch football hunks going head-on at the stadium and big brands dishing out big bucks for 30-second ad spots, then think again!

This Super Bowl Sunday, Hollywood will be taking over our TV screens with movie trailers for some of the biggest films of the coming year. That’s right, in addition to the 2016 Super Bowl advertisers, we’ll be treated to a whole bunch of movie teasers between plays on the field. While only eight movies have officially confirmed their Big Game plans, the rumor mill is wild with other guesses.

Here are all the movie trailers to watch out for during Super Bowl 50:

  1. Kung Fu Panda 3” – DreamWorks Animation – (Jan 29)

If you haven’t seen him in action yet at your local theater, then you’ll get to watch Po making some moves in the 2016 Wix Super Bowl commercial. Wix and DreamWorks Animation teamed up to promote both Kung Fu Panda 3 and Wix’s easy-to-use website building platform. The Wix Super Bowl 50 ad is the centerpiece of the company’s #StartStunning campaign and it’s meant to show how important (and easy) it is for any small business to have a beautiful website.

Watch the 2016 Wix Super Bowl commercial:

In order to further drive home this message, the website builder also created an interactive minisite for fans to enjoy! 

But don’t worry, we didn’t forget about that trailer! You can see the official Kung Fu Panda 3 movie trailer here:

  1. “Deadpool” – 20th Century Fox – (February 12)

If there’s one superhero in town who’s here to save the day, it’s Deadpool. Played by Hollywood hunk Ryan Reynolds, the comic book hero managed to secure himself a spot on advertising’s biggest stage. The movie marks the first of Fox’s two ad spots and was created to give the movie that “last push” before it hits theaters just five days after the game. Along with his role as Deadpool, Reynolds was also handed the starring roll in the first Hyundai 2016 Super Bowl Commercial. Plus, rumor has it he will be “handing out chimichangas from a food truck” at the Big Game, according to the International Business Times.

Check out the Deadpool Super Bowl teaser:

  1. “Zootopia 2” – Walt Disney Pictures – (March 4)

Looks like Disney decided to put the spotlight on Zootopia 2 for one of their ad spots. According to Yahoo, the mammal-filled city will be the next movie to hit theaters on Disney’s post-Super Bowl release schedule, and it’s “full of pop culture references.”

Catch the Zootopia 2 trailer below:

  1. “The Jungle Book” – Walt Disney Pictures – (April 15)

While Disney wouldn’t specify how many ad spots it purchased in the Super Bowl, we do know that one of them is going towards promoting the remake of an old time classic, The Jungle Book. With Iron Man director, Jon Favreu calling the shots, we’re definitely in for quite the visual experience as Mowgli departs on a journey of “self-discovery” and is guided out of the jungle by a hotheaded panther and a laid back bear.

The Super Bowl is America’s most-watched TV event so we’re sure it’ll get fans marking their calendars for the movie’s release date! Along with the official trailer, Disney also released a brief, 8-second teaser for The Jungle Book Super Bowl spot.

See the teaser here:

  1. “Alice Through the Looking Glass” – Walt Disney Pictures – (May 27)

Disney will also announce the release of Alice Through the Looking Glass with a 30-second trailer in the Big Game. While we remember the old time classic Alice in Wonderland characters, this time they’re back and even wackier than ever before. What will the crazy dressed crew be up to in this one? Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

See the Super Bowl trailer here:


  1. “X-Men: Apocalypse” – 20th Century Fox – (May 27)

If you haven’t had enough of action movies yet, then here’s one you won’t want to miss! Fox has secured a 30-second spot for its X-Men: Apocalypse. The movie stars “new Hollywood golden boy Oscar Isaac as the titular villain,” according to Yahoo. The thriller is about the new X-Men crew battling against a centuries old mutant who “rises from hibernation” to destroy the city. (Now if that’s not a movie worth promoting during America’s biggest sporting event, then we don’t know what is.)

See the full trailer here:

  1. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” – Paramount – (June 3)

For their one and only 30-second Super Bowl ad spot, Paramount pictures has teased a trailer premiere for this Ninja-fighting sequel. According to Yahoo, the “sequel sees Stephen Amell join the cast as Casey Jones, and the villains Krang, Bebop, and Rocksteady join Shredder.”  

Here’s their official Super Bowl trailer:

  1. “Bourne 5” – Universal Studios – (July 29)

We all love Matt Damon, but what do we love even more than Damon himself? His character CIA agent, Jason Bourne in the 5th movie of the series, Bourne 5. Rumor of the movie’s spot in the Super Bowl started when Eric Van Lustbader, the author of the Bourne novels, wrote on Facebook that the trailer will premier in the Big Game. Despite the rumors, Universal Studios has not made a trailer available for public viewing. Guess we’ll have to wait for the Big Game to see the Bourne 5 trailer!

See the announcement here:

But that’s not all! Rumor Has It…

  1. “Zoolander 2” – Paramount Pictures – (February 12)

Though it hasn’t been confirmed, word on the street has it that we might just get hit with a teaser for Zoolander 2. With all the buzz around their recent marketing campaign which consisted of Zoolander (Ben Stiller) in a Fiat commercial and a silly perfume ad, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Zoolander 2 does in fact get airtime during the Big Game.

Here’s the full movie trailer:

  1. “Independence Day: Resurgence” – 20th Century Fox – (June 24)

While it hasn’t been confirmed, Fox might surprise us with a third trailer spot for their film Independence Day: Resurgence.” (But shh, you didn’t hear it from us…)

See the full trailer here:

  1. “The BFG” – Walt Disney – (July 1)

You’ve probably read Roald Dahl’s book as a teeny bopper, but now you might catch the famous story of the Big Friendly Giant during CBS’s broadcast of the Big Game. While it hasn’t yet been made clear as to whether or not Disney is dishing out the big bucks for the movie trailer, we have a feeling they might go with a 30-second spot to drum up excitement about the movie.

See the full BFG trailer here:

Other likely appearances we might just catch on the screen during the Big Game telecast include Captain America: Civil War, Ghostbusters, Finding Dory, and Eddie the Eagle.

Since Super Bowl 50 will attract more than 100 million viewers, it’s no wonder that so many Hollywood production companies want to join in on the Game Day hype. And with 30-second ad spots going for $5 million a pop, you can bet your little butts off that they’ll be saving those spots for the movies they think we are most likely to see.

But if movie trailers are not enough to get you amped for the Big Game, then check out our list of the Best 11 2016 Super Bowl commercials. That should really get you going!