The 2023 Super Bowl commercials are here! We’ve got a look at the spots for new movies and TV series that were released prior to and during the game.
The Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles faced off in Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, which is home to the Arizona Cardinals.
2023 SUPER BOWL COMMERCIALS
Opening in theaters on March 10, 65 is a sci-fi thriller written and directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods. Beck and Woods wrote the screenplay for the first A Quiet Place film.
In the Sony Pictures release, after a catastrophic crash on an unknown planet, pilot Mills (Adam Driver) quickly discovers he’s actually stranded on Earth… 65 million years ago.
Now, with only one chance at rescue, Mills and the only other survivor, Koa (Ariana Greenblatt), must make their way across an unknown terrain riddled with dangerous prehistoric creatures in an epic fight to survive.
65 comes from producers Sam Raimi, Deborah Liebling, Zainab Azizi, Scott Beck and Bryan Woods. The executive producers include Doug Merrifield, Jason Cloth, and Aaron L. Gilbert.
From Amazon Studios, Air is directed by Ben Affleck and written by Alex Convery. The April 5 release stars Affleck, Matt Damon, Jason Bateman, Chris Messina, Matthew Maher, Marlon Wayans, Jay Mohr, Julius Tennon, with Chris Tucker and Viola Davis.
From award-winning director Ben Affleck, Air reveals the unbelievable game-changing partnership between a then-rookie Michael Jordan and Nike’s fledgling basketball division which revolutionized the world of sports and contemporary culture with the Air Jordan brand.
This moving story follows the career-defining gamble of an unconventional team with everything on the line, the uncompromising vision of a mother who knows the worth of her son’s immense talent, and the basketball phenom who would become the greatest of all time.
Air is produced by David Ellison, Jesse Sisgold, Jon Weinbach, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Madison Ainley, Jeff Robinov, Peter Guber, and Jason Michael Berman.
Opening in theaters on March 3, United Artists Releasing’s Creed III marks star Michael B. Jordan feature directorial debut. He directed from a script by Keenan Coogler and Zach Baylin.
After dominating the boxing world, Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) has been thriving in both his career and family life. When a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy, Damian (Jonathan Majors), resurfaces after serving a long sentence in prison, he is eager to prove that he deserves his shot in the ring.
The face off between former friends is more than just a fight. To settle the score, Adonis must put his future on the line to battle Damian – a fighter who has nothing to lose. In addition to Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors, the third film stars Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris, Mila Davis-Kent, Florian Munteanu, and Phylicia Rashad.
The screenplay was based on a story by Ryan Coogler and Keenan Coogler & Zach Baylin. The producers include Irwin Winkler, Charles Winkler, David Winkler, Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan, Elizabeth Raposo, Jonathan Glickman, and Sylvester Stallone.
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: HONOR AMONG THIEVES
In Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, opening in theaters on March 31, a charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people.
The movie brings the rich world and playful spirit of the legendary roleplaying game to the big screen in a hilarious and action-packed adventure.
Directed by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley, the Paramount Pictures release stars Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis, Chloe Coleman, Daisy Head and Hugh Grant.
The screenplay was written by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley and Michael Gilio from a story by Chris McKay & Michael Gilio. The Producers are Jeremy Latcham, Brian Goldner and Nick Meyer. The executive producers are Denis L. Stewart, Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Chris Pine, Zev Foreman, and Greg Mooradian.
In addition to the new official trailer, Universal Pictures is also releasing a Super Bowl spot for Fast X, coming to theaters on May 19. Fast X launches the final chapters of one of cinema’s most storied and popular global franchises, now in its third decade and still going strong with the same core cast and characters as when it began.
Over many missions and against impossible odds, Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his family have outsmarted, out-nerved and outdriven every foe in their path. Now, they confront the most lethal opponent they’ve ever faced: A terrifying threat emerging from the shadows of the past who’s fueled by blood revenge, and who is determined to shatter this family and destroy everything — and everyone — that Dom loves, forever.
In 2011’s Fast Five, Dom and his crew took out nefarious Brazilian drug kingpin Hernan Reyes and decapitated his empire on a bridge in Rio De Janeiro. What they didn’t know was that Reyes’ son, Dante (Aquaman‘s Jason Momoa), witnessed it all and has spent the last 12 years masterminding a plan to make Dom pay the ultimate price.
Dante’s plot will scatter Dom’s family from Los Angeles to the catacombs of Rome, from Brazil to London and from Portugal to Antarctica. New allies will be forged and old enemies will resurface. But everything changes when Dom discovers that his own 8-year-old son (Leo Abelo Perry, black-ish) is the ultimate target of Dante’s vengeance.
Directed by Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans, The Incredible Hulk), Fast X stars returning cast members Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, Jason Statham, John Cena and Scott Eastwood, with Oscar winner Helen Mirren and Oscar winner Charlize Theron.
The film also features an extraordinary new cast, including Oscar winner Brie Larson as Tess, a rogue representative from the Agency; and Alan Ritchson (Reacher) as Aimes, the new head of the Agency who doesn’t hold the same fondness for Dom’s crew as his predecessor, Mr. Nobody.
Fast X is produced by Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel, Justin Lin, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Samantha Vincent. The executive producers are Joseph M. Caracciolo, Jr., David Cain, Chris Morgan, Amanda Lewis and Mark Bomback.
Worlds collide in The Flash, when Barry uses his superpowers to travel back in time in order to change the events of the past. But when his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod has returned, threatening annihilation, and there are no Super Heroes to turn to.
That is, unless Barry can coax a very different Batman out of retirement and rescue an imprisoned Kryptonian… albeit not the one he’s looking for. Ultimately, to save the world that he is in and return to the future that he knows, Barry’s only hope is to race for his life. But will making the ultimate sacrifice be enough to reset the universe?
Warner Bros. Pictures presents The Flash, directed by Andy Muschietti (the IT films, Mama). Ezra Miller reprises their role as Barry Allen in the DC Super Hero’s first-ever standalone feature film, opening in theaters on June 16, 2023.
The Flash ensemble also includes rising star Sasha Calle, Michael Shannon, Ron Livingston, Maribel Verdú, Kiersey Clemons, Antje Traue, and Michael Keaton.
The Flash is produced by Barbara Muschietti and Michael Disco. The screenplay is by Christina Hodson, with a screen story by John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein and Joby Harold, based on characters from DC.
The executive producers are Toby Emmerich, Walter Hamada, Galen Vaisman and Marianne Jenkins.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3
In Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 our beloved band of misfits are settling into life on Knowhere. But it isn’t long before their lives are upended by the echoes of Rocket’s turbulent past.
Peter Quill, still reeling from the loss of Gamora, must rally his team around him on a dangerous mission to save Rocket’s life – a mission that, if not completed successfully, could quite possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them.
The May 5 release stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Sean Gunn, Chukwudi Iwuji, Will Poulter and Maria Bakalova.
James Gunn is the director and also wrote the screenplay. Kevin Feige produces with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nikolas Korda, Sara Smith, and Simon Hatt serving as executive producers.
INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY
The TV spot that debuted during today’s big game for Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, starring Harrison Ford as the legendary hero archaeologist and directed by James Mangold (Ford v Ferrari, Logan), is available now.
The highl- anticipated fifth installment of the iconic franchise will open in theaters on June 30, 2023.
Starring along with Ford are Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, John Rhys-Davies, Shaunette Renee Wilson, Thomas Kretschmann, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, Oliver Richters, Ethann Isidore and Mads Mikkelsen.
Directed by James Mangold, the film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel, with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas serving as executive producers. John Williams, who has scored each Indy adventure since the original Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981, is once again composing the score.
Following the latest Ghostface killings, the four survivors leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter. In Scream VI, Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding, Jenna Ortega, Hayden Panettiere and Courteney Cox return to their roles in the franchise.
The star alongside Jack Champion, Henry Czerny, Liana Liberato, Dermot Mulroney, Devyn Nekoda, Tony Revolori, Josh Segarra, and Samara Weaving.
Paramount Pictures’ Scream VI is directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett from a script by James Vanderbilt & Guy Busick, based on characters created by Kevin Williamson.
The film is produced by William Sherak, James Vanderbilt, and Paul Neinstein. The executive producers are Kevin Williamson, Chad Villella, Gary Barber, Peter Oillataguerre, Courteney Cox, Ron Lynch, Cathy Konrad, Marianne Maddalena.
THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE
And now for something completely different! Instead of a spot with footage from the film, Universal Pictures and Nintendo debuted a “Super Mario Bros. Plumbing Commercial” to promote The Super Mario Bros. Movie, opening in theaters on April 7.
The commercial features the Mario Rap from the original Super Mario Brothers Super Show and it also points you to the viral site SMBPlumbing.com. Click around there for some Easter Eggs and try calling or texting them!
The Super Mario Bros Movie is directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic (collaborators on Teen Titans Go!, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies) from a screenplay by Matthew Fogel (The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Minions: The Rise of Gru).
The film stars Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek, and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike.
TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS
Returning to the action and spectacle that have captured moviegoers around the world, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts takes audiences on a ’90s globetrotting adventure with the Autobots. The movie introduces a whole new breed of Transformer — the Maximals — to the existing battle on earth between Autobots and Decepticons.
The June 9 release stars Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback, Tobe Nwigwe, Peter Cullen, Ron Perlman, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Yeoh, Liza Koshy, John DiMaggio, David Sobolov, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Pete Davidson, and Cristo Fernández.
Steven Caple Jr. directed the film from a script by Joby Harold and Darnell Metayer & Josh Peters and Erich Hoeber & Jon Hoeber. The story is by Joby Harold. The producers include Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Tom DeSanto & Don Murphy, Michael Bay, Mark Vahradian, and Duncan Henderson.
The film’s executive producers are Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Brian Oliver, Bradley J. Fischer, and Valerii An.
THE FAMILY STALLONE
Coming to Paramount+ in the U.S. and Canada this spring, new docuseries The Family Stallone stars Oscar nominee Sylvester Stallone, wife Jennifer Flavin Stallone and daughters Sophia, Sistine and Scarlet.
After playing some of the most legendary characters in cinematic history, three-time Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone is ready to give cameras access to what he would consider the greatest role of his lifetime: dad. This new series starring Stallone’s three daughters, wife and himself offers a seat at the table of one of Hollywood’s most famous families.
The Family Stallone is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios, with Benjamin Hurvitz, Jessica Zalkind and Nadim Amiry as executive producers.
Julie Pizzi, Farnaz Farjam, and Jonathan Singer serve as executive producers for Bunim-Murray Productions, with Lauren Goldstein, Valana Hunn, Chris Ray, and Jason Williams as co-executive producers.
New episodes of Poker Face debut every Thursday on Peacock. The series is created by Rian Johnson, the two-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker behind Knives Out and Glass Onion).
Poker Face is executive produced and stars Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll) as Charlie Cale, who’s blessed with an extraordinary ability to determine when someone is lying.
The ad features Charlie in a bar watching the game, along with another patron. The man inquires about her ability to determine when someone isn’t telling the truth and proceeds to ask her about advertisements that have just aired during the Super Bowl.
Created in partnership with M&M’S and Google Pixel, this “meta” spin on advertising leaves viewers feeling like Natasha’s character is watching the game right alongside them.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype and ShockTillYouDrop.