Given the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, it should be no surprise that this year’s Super Bowl is due to be a quieter one compared to previous years. There […]
Given the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, it should be no surprise that this year’s Super Bowl is due to be a quieter one compared to previous years. There will seemingly be, however, at least one big debut during the game taking place this Sunday, February 7 – per Deadline’s usual yearly scoop, Universal is set to reveal the first footage from M Night Shyamalan’s upcoming Old. This follows a tease from the director on social media earlier today, appearing to be counting down to Sunday’s reveal, which is likely going to be a first-look teaser trailer or spot.
Based on Deadline’s report, it appears that Old may be the only major studio film to premiere a new look during Sunday’s game. There is a possibility of new footage from Black Widow (provided a new release date delay isn’t announced before Sunday, and the trade publication hears that a shock Disney+ day-and-date release surprise is not expected) as part of Disney’s planned multiple spots, which will otherwise most likely focus on the upcoming Marvel Studios Disney+ shows, and Raya and the Last Dragon.
The other major studios are not due to be airing spots, and neither are the big streaming services – with the exception of Amazon, which is reportedly planning to show footage from Coming 2 America following its new trailer debut tomorrow. Warner Bros, which has traditionally been skipping the Super Bowl for over a decade (aside from product sponsorship tie-in spots such as Tide for Wonder Woman 1984), will reportedly not even be advertising releases coming to the HBO Max streaming service.
As always though, whatever arrives Sunday – including the latest from M Night – we’ll be sure to have it here.
Starring Gael García Bernal, Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, Aaron Pierre, Alex Wolff, Vicky Krieps, Abbey Lee, Embeth Davidtz, and Rufus Sewell, Old is released in U.S. and UK cinemas on July 23.