Super Bowl Commercials 2013: Blockbuster Movie Trailers We Can't Wait to See

Jonathan IrwinContributor IIFebruary 2, 2013

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As a football fan, I love everything about Super Bowl Sunday. From the big game, to the hilarious commercials, it's one of the best days of the year.

And as a movie buff, I'm always looking forward to the blockbuster movie trailers shown every year.

Last season's game had some phenomenal A-list movies, featuring big-hitting trailers for The Avengers, The Hunger Games and The Lorax.

With a new set of trailers set to be released this Sunday, here's a few you won't want to miss.

Iron Man 3

Marvel Studios completely reclassified the super hero movie genre with Iron Man, anchored by leading man Robert Downey Jr.

Since then, Marvel has released a steady stream of awesome comic-based movies, which inevitably led to 2012's The Avengers.

Now Marvel is heading into "Phase Two," which will see the release of plenty of sequels and eventually funnel into The Avengers 2.

Kicking off "Phase Two" is none other than Tony Stark in Iron Man 3, set to be released May of this year.

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For those of you who have already seen the early teaser trailer, it's obvious that Marvel is taking a darker turn with Iron Man 3.

If you're a comic buff like me, you'll know that one of Iron Man's biggest storylines is the Demon in a Bottle saga. And it looks like that's the direction Marvel is taking with its Iron Man three-peat.

Not to mention the arrival of Iron Man arch-villain the Mandarin, who will be played by none other than Ben Kingsley.

As far as I'm concerned, combining Tony Stark's humor and charm with dark undertones—reminiscent of Christopher Nolan's Batman series—is a recipe for success.

World War Z

For those of you who don't know, World War Z is possibly one of the greatest books of all time—dare I say even better than Money Ball—written by author Max Brooks. 

The rough outline of the novel is a retelling of stories from survivors of the zombie apocalypse.

Each chapter paints a different vignette of survival from around the world. The stories are powerful, the writing amazing and the book overall fantastic.

As a fanboy of the book, I was obviously excited when I heard they were making a movie staring none other than Brad Pitt.

However, upon release of the teaser trailer, I was disappointed. It just didn't look like a movie built off the amazing source material.

There's still hope for this film to get it right, and with the Internet in a rage over earlier looks, hopefully Paramount Pictures will have something awesome to unveil this Sunday.

The Man of Steel

Now that Christopher Nolan has wrapped up the Dark Knight series, he's turning his attention towards another famous DC character.

The director has penned, and will produce, Warner Bros. Picture's Man of Steel, set to release in June.

Man of Steel will take a focus on none other than Clark Kent, aka Superman, in what should be the next great film series for Nolan.

While horrid remake after horrid remake has driven the Superman film series into the ground, early looks at Man of Steel have generated plenty of buzz.

And if Nolan can do to this franchise half of what he was able to do for Batman, it's going to be a great film.

With DC rival Marvel set to unveil it's new trailer for Iron Man 3, you can be sure Man of Steel will brings its own blockbuster trailer this Sunday.