As the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers faced off on Super Bowl Sunday, superheroes, giant robots and a supernatural mystery rocked the tube with a quartet of TV spots in between tackles: 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Thor,' 'Captain America: The First Avenger' and 'Super 8.' Watch all four!
The Super Bowl spots created huge buzz among fans, who finally got a better look at four of the most anticipated movies of the summer, including the first footage ever seen from 'Captain America' and some serious 'Transformers' mayhem on the streets of Chicago.
'Thor' hits theaters first on May 6, with Chris Hemsworth as the Norse god banished to earth from Asgard by his father Odin (played by Anthony Hopkins). Natalie Portman plays Thor's love interest in the Kenneth Branagh-directed film based on the Marvel Comics character.
The plot of J.J. Abrams' super-secret 'Super 8' -- about a mysterious, supernatural event -- remains tightly under wraps, but more images were revealed in Sunday's trailer. Of course, the exciting revelations only invite tenfold more questions. Executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, and featuring such stars as Ron Eldard, Noah Emmerich and Elle Fanning, 'Super 8' arrives in theaters June 10.
We've already seen what "really" happened when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon in 1969; The new 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' spot moves the action to Earth, where the Windy City has become a battleground for the warring Autobots and Decepticons. Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel and Tyrese Gibson are among those returning for the sequel along with newcomer Rosie Huntington-Whitely. The Michael Bay-directed film lands on earth July 1.
And 'Captain America: The First Avenger' casts Chris Evans as the patriotic Marvel Comics superhero, aka Steve Rogers. In this WWII origin story, Rogers volunteers to take part in a top-secret military experiment that transforms him into the super-soldier Captain America. Armed with a bulletproof shield, he takes on Hitler's evil henchman, the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), who plans to wield a powerful weapon for world domination. Directed by Joe Johnston, 'Captain America: The First Avenger' charges into theaters July 22.