We all love Super Bowl commercials, and especially when their new trailers! We have five films that unveiled theirs on Sunday!

Written by: Kelly Levine – February 8th, 2021 6:22 pm pst

With the Super Bowl inevitably comes an influx of trailers and previews for the most anticipated films of the year. Things are a bit different this year in more ways than one. First off, due to the movie theater closures caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the list of movies being shown off this year is shorter than usual. Most of the films on this list are either premiering on a streaming service or are still waiting out the pandemic for a theatrical release. Despite these setbacks we’re still very excited about the new content coming our way this year. Here are five movies that are ramping up hype for their upcoming releases. 

Coming 2 America

Coming to America depicts the story of Akeem Joffer, played by Eddie Murphy, the crown prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda, who travels to the United States in the hopes of finding a woman he can marry. The 1988 film became a huge hit and was beloved by many as a comedy classic. Nearly thirty three years later the cast have returned for Coming 2 America which will follow Akeem as he discovers his long lost son and prepares him to take the throne. For those who are worried about the quality of this sequel you’ll be glad to know that two of the original writers David Sheffield and Barry W. Blaustein will be returning. Joining the writing team is also Kenya Barris a.k.a the mind being the ABC hit Black-ish. Another good thing is that you won’t have to wait to see this highly anticipated sequel. Although at first Coming 2 America was meant to be theatrically released by Paramount Pictures the COVID-19 pandemic caused the film’s distribution rights to be sold to Amazon Studios. Coming 2 America will premiere digitally on Prime Video on March 5, 2021. 


If comedy isn’t your thing then you might want to check out Old. Directed and written by thriller expert M. Night Shyamalan, Old tells the tale of a family relaxing on a private beach who soon discover that they are aging rapidly, reducing their entire lives to one day. Inspired by the graphic novel Sandcastle by Pierre Oscar Levy, this is a wild concept that must be seen to be believed. Plus, Shyamalan made sure that hefty acting talent is backing up this project. Gael García Bernal who you might recognize from Amazon Studios’ web television series Mozart in the Jungle or as the voice of Héctor Rivera in the beloved Disney film Coco will lead the cast. Joining him are Phantom Thread breakout Vicky Kreips and Little Women star Eliza Scanlen. Hard core horror fans out there will definitely remember Alex Wolff from his memorable performance in Ari Aster’s 2018 film Hereditary. Safe to say there’s a lot of experience both behind and on camera in Old. We can expect to see Old in theaters on July 23, 2021, however, that can be subject to change due to the circumstances. 


Your favorite fast family is coming back again. A year after the first trailer for F9 another sneak peak was provided during the Superbowl. Even if the second trailer is only thirty seconds long fans were still provided with a wealth of new information and shots. Insane actions setpieces like a jungle car chase and a vehicle smashing through a building were the centerpieces of this teaser. Another thing that was teased is the much anticipated return of Sung Kang as Han Lue, a former member of Dom’s team who was believed to have been killed. Also returning are Bow Wow and Jason Tobin who will reprise their roles as Twinkie and Earl Hu from The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. F9 continues to keep focus on the theme of family both found and by blood. In this installment of the franchise, Dom is forced out of retirement to face off against his estranged younger brother Jakob, a deadly assassin, who is working with their old enemy Cipher. John Cena and Cardi B will make their franchise debuts as Jakob and Leysa, a woman who shares a history with Dom respectively. Fans are especially excited because Justin Lin is returning to the director’s chair. Lin helmed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth installments of the series when it transformed into a global blockbuster. F9 is shooting for a theatrical release on May 28, 2021, but as said with Old this can change at any point in time. 


Fans of the action franchise John Wick will definitely want to check out Nobody when it comes to theaters on April 2, 2021. Nobody stars Better Call Saul’s Bob Odenkirk as a mild-mannered family man, Hutch Mansell, whose life changes when his house is robbed by two assailants. After refusing to fight the robbers Hutch loses the respect of nearly everyone around him. This causes Hutch to revisit his past as a hit man which sets off a chain of events that puts his family in danger. The action packed thriller is going to be chock full of fight scenes and car chases. 

Raya and the Last Dragon

Disney experienced a good amount of success when they decided to distribute their film Soul on Disney +. This led to the decision to release their next animated movie Raya and the Last Dragon both in theaters and on streaming simultaneously on March 5th 2021. Raya and the Last Dragon will give us our first new Disney princess since Moana in 2016. The story follows a courageous and kindly warrior princess named Raya who lives in the mythical world of Kumandra. In Kumandra humans and dragons lived together in harmony until the dragons were forced to sacrifice their lives in order to save humanity from an evil entity known as the Druun. It is up to Raya, and her pet pill bug companion Tuk Tuk, to track down the last dragon in order to finally stop the Druun. Star Wars breakout Kelly Marie Tran will voice Raya and is making history as the first actress of Southeast Asian descent to lead a Walt Disney Animation Studios movie. Filmmakers Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada praised Tran for bringing her comedic and improv skills to the character of Raya. Also boarding the project are Awkwafina as Sisu, the dragon that Raya must track down and Gemma Chan as Namaari, Raya’s nemesis and is a foil to Raya. Luckily, the wait until the March 5th release date is less than a month away! 

What film are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments!

About The Author:

Kelly Levine is a screenwriting student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and an intern at AfterBuzz TV. She hopes to one day pursue a career in television writing and production. Kelly loves television, movies, and all things nerdy in pop culture!

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