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Super Bowl delights comics fans

During this past week’s Super Bowl XLVI football game, comic fans were treated to two extended ad spots, with never seen before footage of movie releases – John Carter and The Avengers, coming to theaters later this year.

This past weekend’s Super Bowl XLVI action may very well be remembered for the Giants’ epic win over the Patriots, Madonna’s half-time performance, and perhaps M.I.A.’s infamous rude gesture to an audience of over 110 million viewers but, in addition to the heart-thumping football action, film and comic fans were salivating when 2 commercials premiered during the broadcast.

The 2 extended ad spots revealed never-before-seen footage from the epic releases coming in March and April from Disney and Marvel, namely John Carter and The Avengers respectively.

John Carter Extended Super Bowl Ad (click title to view the clip on Youtube)

John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to mysterious and exotic planet Mars, becomes embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions and discovers that the survival of the planet and its people rests in his hands. The film hits the world’s screens on 9 March 2012.

Marvel’s The Avengers Super Bowl Ad (click title to view the clip on Youtube)

In ‚Marvel’s The Avengers,‚ superheroes team up to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security. Robert Downey Jnr as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as The Incredible Hulk, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow…need we say more? Releases on Friday 27 April 2012.

Arguably 2 of the most highly anticipated releases of the year are nearly with us ‚ and if these clips are anything to go by, audiences are in for one wild ride!


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