The onslaught is finally over. As the 2015 Super Bowl comes to a close, pop culture finishes another glut of trailers and teases for the year’s most anticipated projects. We were treated to a number of great ads, including Jurassic World and Furious 7, and even Heroes Reborn. But for all that the Super Bowl delivered, it still came up empty handed for a few key properties. We obviously can’t have it all, but we can’t help but feel disappointed by a few key omissions.
Below we run through the missing trailers that would have made this year’s Super Bowl an all-star installment.
The Walking Dead
We know the midseason premiere hits next Sunday, but what better way to fire up fans than with a trailer just seven days before the debut? Then again, it’s not too surprising that the NFL wouldn’t want to promote The Walking Dead. The AMC series consistently dethroned Sunday Night Football during the first half of its current season this Fall, showing that not even the might of of the NFL can slow the zombie apocalypse. Next Sunday can’t come soon enough.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
It’s been months since the first teaser trailer to J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars sequel blew viewers away—which, from a fan’s perspective, feels like an eternity. The Super Bowl would have been a perfect opportunity for Disney to cue the mainstream audience in on their return to the Galaxy Far Far Away, but apparently they’re waiting for an even bigger stage. At this point, we probably won’t see another trailer until Avengers: Age of Ultron—another crowd pleaser—hits theaters on May 1st.
A Marvel Studios Project
Speaking of Disney, where were the Marvel offerings? With three different projects—Avengers, Ant-Man, and Daredevil hitting audiences within the next seven months, one would have thought that Marvel would have promoted a little something. A Daredevil trailer would have been exceptionally exciting, and could have been a chance for Marvel and Netflix to show their faith in the project. Ah, well. Luckily, each project is right around the corner.
Game of Thrones
The HBO series just treated fans to the upcoming season’s trailer earlier this week, but a one-two punch of a normal trailer plus a Super Bowl trailer would have been enough to send even the most jaded viewers into a frenzy. Football players are modern-day warriors anyway, making the Super Bowl a perfect spot to have aired more bonus content.
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
While many weren’t expecting an inaugural teaser for DC’s first crossover film until later this year, their hopes were raised by a report earlier today suggesting that Warner Bros. snuck a Batman V. Superman spot in at the last minute. Sadly, the rumors remained just that, with nary a hint of the Dark Knight or Man of Steel to be found. Hopefully, fans won’t have to wait much longer until Zack Snyder’s superhero opus makes its public debut, as many are looking at February's Jupiter Ascending as the trailer’s host.
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