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Massive Movie Trailers Rumored For Super Bowl 2020

Beer sales are up, loyalties are being tested, and a nation is braced for a brutal, battle royale for the ages. No, it's not the upcoming election cycle that's got folks on edge this — it's Super Bowl LIV. 

When the San Francisco 49ers take the field against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, February 2, football fans will bear witness to the greatest sporting event this side of the Atlantic. Either that, or the big game will be a blow-out, the half-time show will be a let-down, and the entire country will have heartburn before kickoff. All of which means the real reason to stay tuned once the 2020 Super Bowl starts is for the movie trailers and TV spots that will drop during the event. 

2020 is shaping up to be another massive year at the movies, and Super Bowl LIV is rumored to offer a glimpses at some of the biggest flicks dropping over the next 11 months. With a reported price tag of $5.6 million for 30 seconds of airtime, even some big-time movie studios can't afford to run an ad during the Super Bowl, but there's still a solid list of trailers believed to be dropping on game day. 

Here are the biggest movie trailers rumored to air during the 2020 Super Bowl.

A Quiet Place II might make some noise at the Super Bowl

UPDATE: Paramount Pictures has dropped a TV spot for A Quiet Place II ahead of the 2020 Super Bowl. There's still a chance another full-length trailer will arrive on Sunday.

Almost a full two years have passed since John Krasinski (The Office) shocked the cinematic world by co-writing, directing, and starring in one of the best horror movies of the past decade — one that also set the box office ablaze to the tune of $340 million in worldwide ticket sales. Given that Krasinski delivered A Quiet Place on a relatively modest budget of $17 million, those numbers are even more impressive — so much so that it seemed a no-brainer for Paramount to green-light a sequel just a couple of months after A Quiet Place premiered. 

A Quiet Place II is slated to hit theaters on March 20, just shy of two years since its predecessor made its debut. When it does, it'll find the remaining members of the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmons, Noah Jupe, and that little newborn) on the hunt for a new place to call home, and maybe a few survivors worth sharing said home with. As teased in the first official trailer for A Quiet Place II, it seems the prospect of finding either aren't entirely in the Abbotts' favor. 

It remains to be seen whether or not Krasinski and crew can recapture the magic that made A Quite Place such a disquieting success, but Paramount will probably be taking a similar promotional approach to the sequel as it did with the original. After all, an eerie trailer for A Quiet Place made a splash when it arrived during pre-game for Super Bowl LII in 2018, so the studio will likely want to repeat history with a fresh trailer for A Quiet Place II.

A new trailer for Marvel's Black Widow could land prior to kickoff

If there's one studio on Earth that can afford the jaw-dropping price tag for 30 seconds of Super Bowl glory, it would be Disney, the company that's essentially been printing money over the past few years with billion-dollar-plus hauls on Marvel and Star Wars properties. As Star Wars is officially on hiatus in the wake of the saga-closing The Rise of Skywalker, Disney is almost certainly looking to turn its attention to the fresh wave of superhero fun about to break over the Marvel Cinematic Universe — starting with the long-awaited Black Widow standalone flick, which will kick off Phase 4.

As such, Disney is one of two major film studios that have bought in-game Super Bowl ad time, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Many believe there's a good chance that Disney, which owns Marvel Studios, will use some of that purchased time to premiere an explosive new trailer for Black Widow

Of the film itself, we still don't have a ton of details about what's in store for Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), though it's known that the film is set between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. As such, some of the events of Black Widow may help explain Black Widow's fateful decision in Avengers: Endgame.

Johansson will be joined by the likes of Florence Pugh (MidsommarLittle Women), Rachel Weisz (The Fountain), and David Harbour (Stranger Things) in her solo flick. From Black Widow's first trailer, we also know she'll be facing off against a formidable foe in The Taskmaster. Hopefully more details emerge during the Super Bowl via a new Black Widow trailer.

Fast 9 is flexing some muscle ahead of the game

Back in 2001, a wily bunch of up-and-coming actors (led by Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker) signed up to appear in an action-packed crime flick about street racers and the muscle cars they adore. It was titled The Fast and the Furious, and it would go on to launch a blockbuster franchise that made household names of virtually everyone involved. Almost 20 years and eight mostly successful sequels and/or spin-offs later, the Fast and Furious film series has become one of the most successful franchises in Hollywood, raking in close to $6 billion worldwide.

For obvious reasons, every single film in the finely tuned Fast and the Furious machine has had a major presence at the Super Bowl the year it was released, with each film delivering some sort of footage during the event. The boys and girls of the pedal-to-the-metal franchise that could are coming back in 2020, and footage from the new film Fast 9 will be tearing up some asphalt ahead of the Super Bowl. The Fast and the Furious marketing team is going to make a weekend of releasing the first official trailer for Fast 9 kicking off the fun by sponsoring a live-music event (featuring franchise star Ludaris and rap icon Cardi B) for the Fast 9 trailer drop in Miami on Friday, January 31. 

As the big trailer release is already scheduled for Friday, it's unlikely that another substantial trailer will arrive at the 2020 Super Bowl. An extended TV spot might air or alternate trailer could premiere, and that's what fans are holding out hope for. Even if it doesn't happen, the Fast 9 trailer that drops on Friday will probably air again during Fox's 2020 Super Bowl coverage.

Disney's live-action Mulan movie could bring the fight to Super Bowl Sunday

UPDATE: A "Big Game Sneak Peek" for Disney's live-action Mulan has arrived. A full trailer or TV spot is still expected to drop on Sunday.

Disney has officially gone all in about giving its classic animated flicks the live-action treatment. The studio has already released remakes of Beauty and the BeastThe Lion KingThe Jungle BookDumbo, and Aladdin, and has fresh adaptations of The Little MermaidBambi, and more in the works. Next up in this collection of live-action refreshes is the Mouse House's beloved martial arts drama Mulan. As the Mouse House will be looking to maximize exposure for Mulan ahead of its March 27 release date, rumor has it that fans will get another look at the film come Super Bowl Sunday.

From the looks of the first official trailer for Mulan, Disney is going full Wuxia with the live-action flick — all while still delivering an empowering, heartfelt tale featuring a few fantastical twists. One of those twists — the addition of a villainous witch named Xian Lang — may not sit particularly well with purists well-versed in Disney's 1998 original, but it seems that particular character was only introduced to help the more fantasy-oriented elements of the original (the appearance of long-departed ancestors and such) function within the live-action realm. Whatever the case, the first Mulan trailer appears to be putting an emphasis on the "action" part of that realm, with esteemed director Niki Caro (Whale Rider) make great use to the film's set pieces. 

There's little reason to think Caro will be skimping on heart with her live-action adaptation of Mulan, either. Ditto on the original film's gloriously girl-power narrative. And given that Caro's working with big-time talents like Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Li Gong, and Jet Li, it's likely this Mulan will feel a bit more like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon than the musical odyssey Disney delivered over 20 years ago. 

Top Gun: Maverick might buzz the tower on Super Bowl Sunday

While most of the movies already mentioned on this list are safe bets to play big on Super Bowl Sunday, studios always seem to keep a few surprises on deck for the big game. Considering Paramount's surprise visit to San Diego Comic-Con 2019 with the first official look at Top Gun: Maverick, we wouldn't be shocked if the studio delivers another big bombshell with fresh footage from the long-in-the-works sequel come Sunday, February 2. That's especially true since the Tom Cruise-starrer is Paramount's best hope for a blockbuster in the already overstuffed 2020 summer movie season. 

For those who are still in the dark about Top Gun: Maverick, the film picks up roughly 30 years after the 1986 original, and finds Cruise's "Maverick" back in the cockpit while training the next generation of Top Gun pilots. One of those pilots (played by Miles Tellar) also happens to be the son of Maverick's old co-pilot "Goose," so the film's narrative will likely feature heavy emotional ebbs and flows. Groundbreaking aerial action should also unfold in the film, which will likely be the focal point of any new footage we might see in a new Super Bowl ad for Top Gun: Maverick. If we're lucky, we might even get to witness the on-screen reunion of Cruise's Maverick and Val Kilmer's Iceman.

A teaser for Marvel's Eternals could materialize during the 2020 Super Bowl

Though rumors about Black Widow footage dropping during the 2020 Super Bowl seem like they could come true, given the film will serve as the world's gateway into Phase 4 of the MCU, we aren't sure what to make of talk about the trailer for Marvel's The Eternals premiering at the event. 

The famously tight-lipped Marvel team are keeping mum on the prospect of any sort of teaser or trailer arriving during the Super Bowl, but if they do manage to sneak footage from one of their dozens of in-production MCU properties, it's probable that footage will be from The Eternals. But considering The Eternals is still very much in production (it's not set for release until November 6), it's just as likely that Super Bowl Sunday will come and go with little more than a new Black Widow teaser. 

In either case, Marvel does have a history of debuting footage from hotly-anticipated movies during the Super Bowl — like last year's Captain Marvel spot. As The Eternals has been in production for a couple of month's now, MCU head honcho Kevin Feige and co. may have enough finished footage to justify unleashing an Eternals teaser on Super Bowl Sunday. With any luck, said teaser will be full of ravishing, otherworldly images of Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Kit Harrington, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani, Gemma Chan, and the rest of the insanely talented Eternals cast. If not, well, Super Sunday may go down as a super bust.  

Animated movie trailers that might play during the 2020 Super Bowl

As Disney is likely to drop untold millions on ads for Marvel properties and live-action remakes, the studio might also drop trailers for some of its upcoming animated films. The Mouse House won't be alone in that endeavor, as Paramount and Universal are likely to shell out big bucks to deliver trailers for their own animated properties. 

Disney should be the biggest player in the animated game this year, as it has two high-profile Pixar confections hitting theaters in 2020. The first of those is the fantasy-comedy adventure Onward, in which a pair of elfin brothers (MCU alums Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) find themselves on a magical quest to spend a day with their dead father. Pixar has already released a couple of trailers for Onward, but we still wouldn't be surprised to see some new footage via a fresh teaser on Sunday. Pixar's Soul, on the other hand, won't hit theaters until this summer. When it does, it will find a jaded musician (Jamie Foxx) looking to get back in tune with his love of music so his soul can reconnect with his body. The first trailer for Soul is already out there, but it's probably that a new ditty will drop during the 2020 Super Bowl.

As for Paramount, Super Sunday will likely be about two things: getting a new trailer out for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, and hoping beyond hope that the expensive character re-design will quell the ire of the very vocal fandom who inspired it. 

Meanwhile, Universal will look to get all eyes on a new trailer for Minions: The Rise of Gru, a sequel to 2015's Minion and a spin-off-slash-prequel to the Despicable Me film series in which the babbling yellow creatures were first introduced. We'd offer more info on that project, but it features Minions, and Minions are so bloody cute that story doesn't really matter.