The annual Super Bowl is the sports highlight of the year for NFL fans, as the annual championship reaches its climactic final game. However, the event has become renowned for the infamous ad breaks in which corporations cash out over $5 million for a brief 30-second slot.
As always, Disney has purchased multiple slots in this year's game in which the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take on the Kansas City Chiefs for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Speculation has been rife as to which properties could see new spots released during the game. Many fans were hopeful for a Disney+ debut announcement for Black Widow as the film has already seen multiple delays, another expected to be announced soon as the COIVD-19 pandemic continues.
Reddit leaks revealed that two of these spots will be of particular interest to MCU fans including a Disney+ spot set to debut during the fourth quarter which could showcase new looks at their upcoming Marvel series. The other spot being a new trailer for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier series, which is set to begin March 19 following the climactic finale of WandaVision.
As was expected, this leak has seemingly been proven accurate as the second look at the highly-anticipated series has been released during the first quarter of the game.
FALCON & WINTER SOLDIER'S 2ND BIG GAME
Fans have been awaiting a new look at The Falcon and the Winter Soldier for some time. After last year's Super Bowl debuted the very first public footage for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the series' first official trailer during December 2020's Disney Investor Day showcased what appears to be a more traditional action spectacle for the MCU following the weird mysteries explored in WandaVision.
As expected, a fresh look at the Sebastian Stan-Anthony Mackie team-up series has arrived:
AN UNEXPECTED MCU SURPRISE
Many fans' initial expectation for the Super Bowl showcase for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier series was to see a quick 30-second spot featuring mostly old footage. However, Marvel has surprised fans with a full trailer showcasing plenty of new clips.
With just over a month until release, it seems as if this is the beginning of the full marketing push for the series as a new poster has also been released, offering new looks at the main characters of the series including Zemo, Sharon Carter, and US Agent.
Some highlights from the trailer include a better look at the buddy-cop dynamic between Sam and Bucky which will be explored throughout the show, with some signs of couple-esque tension between the pair in play as well.
Emily VanCamp was also seen back in action as Sharon Carter. Also included were some brief shots at the return of Zemo for the first time since he debuted in Captain America: Civil War.
But, possibly the most exciting part of all was seeing Sam Wilson properly wielding the iconic Captain America shield as he begins his journey to take up the revered mantle.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will premiere its first episode on March 19, exclusively on Disney+.