Super Bowl LI kicked off Sunday, February 5th, and in usual fashion many of Hollywood’s top studios splashed out big to score their upcoming films’ an all-expensive 30-second commercial slot. Disney, Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Universal and others took the opportunity to place their movies out front and centre, with new looks at Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Transformers: The Last Knight, The Fate of the Furious and many more.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Setting sail on its fifth cinematic outing, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise continues to follow the exploits of Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow and co., with Dead Men Tell No Tales set to feature the return of former crew mate and ally Will Turner (Bloom).
Javier Bardem will be the antagonist this time around, as his character Captain Salazar leads his crew of ghost sailors on a manhunt for – you guessed it – the illusive Captain Sparrow. In order to prevent this from happening, Sparrow sets out to find the legendary Trident of Poseidon which gives its bearer total control over the seas.
The film’s Superbowl TV Spot showcased a handful of new shots and sequences, and also revealed the appearances of Captain Barbossa (Rush) and, the now Captain of the Flying Dutchman, Will Turner.