Check Out the Best Sci-Fi Trailers From the Super Bowl

Monday, 06 February 2017 - 3:09PM
Sci-Fi TV Shows
Monday, 06 February 2017 - 3:09PM
Check Out the Best Sci-Fi Trailers From the Super Bowl
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Everyone is keenly aware of the massive audience that the Super Bowl draws and this year was no exception, racking up over 113 million viewers. It's just as well, considering that almost all of our favorite movies and TV shows had trailers air during the game. Here's a list of the best ones, just in case you missed them:

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2


In keeping with the theme of classic rock mixed with action and tongue-in-cheek humor, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 shows our heroes kicking ass to the tunes of Fleetwood Mac. Plus, plenty of Baby Groot, since you always want to give the people what they want. 


Once again incorporating the melancholy tones of a heartfelt anthem, Logan shows Hugh Jackman fighting for his very humanity and that of those around them, all while ending on the idea of whether he can reach a state of grace before the end.

Stranger Things 2

The creators of Stranger Things prove they really know their audience well. The trailer includes references not just to the creepy sci-fi of the first season but a playful homage to Eggo waffles and the main characters dressed as Ghostbusters for Halloween. The show is naturally scheduled to debut on Halloween as well. Check and mate.

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

In a series that seems as unending as the lives of some of the characters, this latest installment foretells the return of not just Jack Sparrow, but also Will Turner. All set to the weary, wise tones of Johnny Cash, it's clear this Pirates film is seeking redemption for all involved.

The Handmaid's Tale

In a world where fertility and children are no longer a given and women have become property to powerful men, the tale of Offred ("Of Fred") begins to take shape. Mixing Puritan theology and aesthetics with a dystopian society, it could give Hulu its most intriguing series to date.

Transformers: The Last Knight

Promising everything a Michael Bay Transformers movie can possibly offer, from explosions to larger-than-life battles to a further exploration of the Transformers mythos, all with a little Mark Wahlberg mixed in, The Last Knight looks to be an almost literal blowout.

Ghost In The Shell

Scarlett Johansson dropping from a building in full skintone camouflage, teasing the score of the original movie and visuals that bring to mind both the anime and Blade Runner? Checks all the boxes for skeptical fans so far. If the story can match the effects being shown, a brave new world of live action anime might have been reached.


What starts out as a happy, history-changing discovery (life on Mars!) quickly takes a dark turn and not even the quips from Deadpool himself will be enough to save the day. Mating high-tech visual effects with classic monster genre tropes, Life is just the latest example that other life forms aren't always disposed to come in peace.

Samurai Jack

It might be 50 years for him and more than 10 for the audience, but Jack is back. And if the trailer is any indication, the final season of the show is going to push him further than he's ever been pushed before—all of it leading, most likely, to that finale confrontation with Aku that will take place in a world beyond time itself.


Legion's trailers continue to show that its main character, David Haller, is both immensely powerful and subtly disturbing. A floating baby would certainly qualify as an origin story worthy of FX and Marvel.  

The Walking Dead

Simple, brutal and darkly funny, it's pretty clear from the trailer that Negan is back and ready to rumble. The very final word on Deflategate has now happened.

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