February 05, 2012 8:07pm PT by Rebecca Ford
Super Bowl 2012: Trailers for 'Avengers,' 'John Carter,' 'Battleship' Premiere (Videos)
The Super Bowl pitted Giants against Patriots, but also present during the game were warring alien nations, an ensemble of world-saving super heroes, handsome battleship captains and real Navy Seals.
Trailers for John Carter, The Avengers, Battleship and Act of Valor were several of the many movie clips that played during Super Bowl XLVI. Teasers for several of the trailers were released during the week leading up to the game.
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A teaser for the trailer for Joss Whedon's The Avengers was one of the many that were released a few days before the game. The full trailer opens with the torn-up streets of the city, and Samuel Jackson’s Nick Fury’s voice-over saying, "The world has changed." The trailer also shows the briefest glimpses of the mysterious alien villains that are rumored to be the focus of the film.
John Carter’s latest trailer also debuted during the Super Bowl after a trailer last week. It featured Led Zepplin's "Kashmir" and, instead of just one image at a time, dozens of images for the film are embedded in the words "John Carter."
Taylor Kitsch, who stars in John Carter, was also featured in the trailer for Battleship. The new clip focuses heavily on the alien invasion in Peter Berg’s unique take on the popular childhood game.
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A trailer for Act of Valor, which features real Navy SEALS, was emotional, and teased Relativity’s upcoming release of the film.
A trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator, which had been released earlier, also premiered, along with a trailer for Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.
Watch the Super Bowl spots for The Avengers, John Carter, and Battleship below and view THR’s Super Bowl Commercials video gallery here.