Super Bowl Commercials 2013: Top Movie Trailers to Look out for

Mike MoraitisAnalyst IJanuary 29, 2013

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Super Bowl advertisements are always a hot topic leading up to and during the big game, so it only makes sense that movie trailers for some of the highly anticipated upcoming films will be featured in several spots.

Granted, some of these movies might already have trailers or teasers available, but a more in-depth look into these respective films can be expected during Super Bowl XLVII.

Let's take a look at some potential trailers to be excited about.



Iron Man 3

The third installment of the Iron Man series, Iron Man 3, is set to debut on May 3 and should be one of the biggest movies of 2013. The perfect place to hype such a film is during this year's Super Bowl broadcast.

According to the film's official site, the Iron Man series has made around $1.2 billion worldwide and should build on that incredible total upon its newest release, which will take place in both regular theaters and IMAX 3D.

The story is expected to build on Marvel's "The Avengers" series, thus adding another exciting element to an already fantastic story. Here's a description of what to expect from this film, per the movie's official site:

Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?



Star Trek Into Darkness

Due out on May 17, Star Trek Into Darkness will be the second installment of what has already been a lucrative franchise in recent years at the box office.

The first modern release of a Star Trek movie came in 2009 and was extremely successful. That remake grossed almost $500 million worldwide between the box office and DVD sales (per, so it's only natural there would be another film made for this series.

The Star Trek fanbase extends far and wide, but a movie trailer during the Super Bowl would no doubt help attract fans that otherwise might not give the movie a look. On top of that, if the trailer for the new movie peaks enough interest, those same casual fans might run out to buy the DVD of the first new Star Trek movie to help set themselves up for the second film.

There isn't much information as far as the plot is concerned, which makes it all the more necessary to keep an eye out for a longer trailer during the Super Bowl.



The Lone Ranger

Disney's The Lone Ranger is set to hit theaters on July 3, so movie buffs will be on the lookout for a trailer during the Super Bowl.

As a television show, The Lone Ranger was extremely successful from 1949-1957, naturally making it a candidate to be remade in the modern age. This film could very well bring the television show's older enthusiasts together with a younger crowd, which gives it a chance to be a very lucrative film.

What should be the most interesting part of this remake is how Johnny Depp will portray Tonto. Judging from his excellent performances in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, he should do a stellar job.

Here's a description of the movie, per The Lone Ranger official movie site:

From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films' "The Lone Ranger," a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice-taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.