'Red Sparrow' Super Bowl Trailer Released Online

The Super Bowl has given fans plenty of new content and highly-anticipated trailers - including a new one for Red Sparrow.

The Jennifer Lawrence-led espionage thriller just released its third trailer, which was unveiled via a commercial during the big game. You can check it out above.

While the landscape of Super Bowl trailers has remained somewhat of a mystery, Red Sparrow was one of the first films to be confirmed, with 20th Century Fox announcing the new trailer with a (very brief) teaser.

If you aren't familiar with Red Sparrow, here's what you need to know. Lawrence leads the film as Dominika Egorova, a Russian ballerina who is recruited to "Sparrow School". The school doubles as a Russian intelligence service, which trains Dominika and other ballerinas how to use their bodies as weapons. Dominika is then sent on her first mission, which involves targeting Nathaniel Nash (Joel Edgerton), a CIA agent.

The film's first teaser trailer made waves late last year, largely thanks to what other property it draws similarities to. As Marvel fans have been quick to point out, what we've seen so far of Red Sparrow bares some pretty strong similarities to the origin story Black Widow, Marvel Comics' fan-favorite female assassin.

These similarities became more prevalent with the second trailer release, especially as Marvel conveniently announced a Black Widow solo film just days later. But according to Red Sparrow's director, Francis Lawrence, there's much that makes his film stand on its own.

“There’s people who think it’s very similar to the Black Widow story." Lawrence said last month. "This is not pulled from Black Widow, this is pulled from Red Sparrow [the novel the movie is based on], you know, it’s just like written by a guy who was in the CIA [Jason Matthews]. It’s like, his references are coming from a very very different place from that. But there’ll always be that."

"People like to put things in boxes, and I think is a really unique film." Lawrence continued. "This is a thriller, it’s not action, again it’s not gadgety. It’s a hard-R. There’s violence, it’s a bit perverse, it’s suspenseful, a lot of intrigue. It‘s a very different kind of spy film."


Black Widow comparisons aside, it's safe to say that there's plenty to be excited about with regard to Red Sparrow, especially following the release of this new trailer.

Red Sparrow will premiere on March 2nd.