WATCH: Super Bowl 2013 Ads Feature Spots For Upcoming ‘Iron Man 3’ And ‘Star Trek: Into Darkness’
One of the most anticipated Super Bowl commercials was for Marvel Comics’ Iron Man 3, starring Robert Downey, Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, Jon Favreau and Rebecca Hall. Slated for a release on May 3, the film was teased by a 30-second spot featuring Downey-as-Iron Man attempting to rescue 13 passengers from a plane explosion.
The third installment in the Iron Man franchise will be directed by Shane Black and see Tony Stark go up against the tech-savvy villain Mandarin (Ben Kingsley, 69). Rumors are circulating that this movie will be based on the Extremis series of stories.
Iron Man 3 wasn’t the only big movie to give viewers a Super Bowl preview. Fast & Furious 6, starring Paul Walker, 39, Vin Diesel, 45, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, 40, released a trailer for its upcoming premiere of May 24, and the prequel toThe Wizard of Oz, entitled Oz: The Great and Powerful, starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams, debuted.
The biggest movie to have a Super Bowl spot is the latest Star Trek movie, Star Trek: Into Darkness. The trailer features the destructive villain John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch, 36), causing the USS Enterprise to smash into Earth, destroying the Federation’s headquarters in San Francisco, Calif. Chris Pine, 32, Zachary Quinto, 35, and Zoe Saldana, 34, reprise their roles as Captain Kirk, Spock and Uhura, respectively. Anton Yelchin, 23, John Cho, 40, Karl Urban, 40, and Bruce Greenwood, 56, also return. The film hits theaters May 17.
Also check out the spots for The Lone Ranger, with Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, and World War Z, starring Brad Pitt and Matthew Fox.
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