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#SuperBowl trailer round-up! Solo, Mission: Impossible and lots more


So you might be aware that last night brought us the epic 2018 Super Bowl – but we're not here to talk about American football. We're all about the awesome trailers that dropped during the annual, all-American extravaganza, ones teasing some of the year's biggest upcoming releases. And because we're so good to you, we've rounded them up right here for your viewing pleasure.

Red Sparrow

Released 1st March

Jennifer Lawrence is not to be messed with in this violent and lavishly designed story of Soviet espionage. The new trailer teases more of the plot, as her ballerina character Dominika is reluctantly co-opted into the top-secret Sparrow spy programme. Taught to use her body as a seductive weapon, Dominika soon finds herself in over her head.

With Lawrence bringing that steely Hunger Games charisma to her latest role (the movie is directed by her Hunger Games collaborator Francis Lawrence), Red Sparrow looks to deliver all the intriguing atmosphere one expects from a spy movie.

Avengers: Infinity War

Released 27th April

We're steadily counting down to the Marvel battle to end them all. The tension escalates even further in this new Infinity War teaser as the all-conquering Thanos (Josh Brolin) presents a dire threat for our Avengers ensemble. Who will survive? And who won't make it to the end credits? As Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) gravely portends: "It's all been leading to this".

Still, our heroes are fighting the good fight – that brief moment where we see Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) teaming up with T'Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) gives us goosebumps.

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Released 25th May

The full trailer is arriving today, but for now, this is our first proper look at Lucasfilm's mysterious new Han Solo project. Truth be told we don't see an awful lot, with both Han (Alden Ehrenreich) and Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover) making brief yet impactful appearances.

Nevertheless, the re-interpretation of John Williams' classic main theme coupled with classic Star Wars iconography (including Chewie's roar, which syncs to the music) reignites that potent sense of nostalgia. Director Ron Howard certainly seems to have nailed the sense of scale (he has been to space before with 1995's acclaimed Apollo 13) and we can't wait for the gaps to be filled in with the full promo.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Released 6th June

Our prehistoric ancestors are under threat in the Jurassic World sequel – and there's also danger of a more insidious kind, too. Not only are we faced with the extinction of Isla Nublar, prompting Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) to organise a species rescue. There's also a devious corporate plot going on in the background, with Rafe Spall and Toby Jones' suited types creating a horrifying new dinosaur.

Said monster is teased at the start and end of the trailer with a chilling scene in a child's bedroom that's kind of like Monsters, Inc. with a terrifying twist. It certainly looks like director J.A. Bayona is bringing some of that potent menace from his classic 2007 horror The Orphanage.


Released 13th July

If you love Die Hard but wish the Nakatomi Plaza had a few more floors, than Dwayne Johnson's all-action latest is for you. He plays a security expert performing an assessment of the world's tallest building, a self-contained, apparent utopia that gives people everything they want. But what if everything goes wrong, hundreds of floors up?

Rest assured, there is plenty of glowering, jumping and relentless action teased in the preview.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Released 26th July 2018

Tom Cruise teased this during his Graham Norton appearance a couple of weeks ago. And the full-length trailer for the sixth Mission: Impossible movie doesn't disappoint, promising to escalate the franchise's already insane stunts to new heights.

This time, Cruise's daredevil IMF agent Ethan Hunt finds the past coming back to haunt him, beset on all sides by old enemies (Sean Harris' raspy-voiced Solomon Lane), former team members (Rebecca Ferguson's Ilsa Faust) and possible new antagonists (Angela Bassett's as-yet-unnamed CIA chief). The most striking new addition is Henry Cavill's moustachioed August Walker, with whom Hunt enjoys a bruising dust-up.

Even so, it's the stunt work that takes the cake with the climactic shot of a helicopter surging towards a truck having us hanging onto our seats.

The Cloverfield Paradox

Released Out now on Netflix

An intense cloak of secrecy has surrounded the third Cloverfield movie, which in fact began life as a completely different story . Taking the monster movie iconography of the hit series into space, the movie pulled a blinder on all of us by premiering suddenly on Netflix after the close of the Super Bowl. Captain America: Civil War's Daniel Bruhl leads the cast.

What's your favourite trailer from the line-up? Let us know @Cineworld.