Super Bowl 2019: What Marvel Trailers Are We Expecting?

The Super Bowl is almost here, and the one thing just as exciting as the big game is the commercials that air during the event. And one company that everyone has their eyes on this year is none other than Marvel, which has two big movies coming out in the first half of the year. But what can we expect from Marvel this Sunday?

2019 is going to be a big one for Marvel. In addition to what’s coming from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, both Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants–formerly Fox properties–should be released under the Marvel banner with the buyout of 20th Century Fox coming to a close. That means that this year, Marvel will be releasing five movies. Here is what Marvel has planned for the upcoming year.

Marvel’s 2019 Movie Schedule:

  • Captain Marvel – March 8
  • Avengers: Endgame – April 26
  • Dark Phoenix – June 7
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home – July 5
  • The New Mutants – August 2

Chances of anything being shown for New Mutants–an X-Men movie that’s been pushed back, delayed, and riddled with problems–is a long-shot, simply because it’s not high-profile enough for Disney to drop significant money on. And again, the problems that have plagued this movie’s production will have undoubtedly affected the final product.

Spider-Man: Far From Home just got its first trailer, and because it takes place in a post-Endgame world, don’t expect a new video for the movie. We may see the recent trailer again during the game, but don’t expect anything new. And the same goes for Dark Phoenix.

Marvel will likely be pushing both Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame during the Super Bowl, if the company does in fact have ad space. More than likely, we’ll get another Captain Marvel trailer, which may or may not have any new footage, for a final push before the March release.

Then, there’s Avengers: Endgame. Plenty of people and news outlets are speculating we will get a brand-new trailer for the April film. CBS ad execs have been keeping it tight-lipped when it comes to what movie studios will be represented for commercial spots, according to AdAge. And some of these spots cost up to $5.3 million. So even though there is zero confirmation, people are speculating we will get an Avengers: Endgame trailer during the NFL Championship. But why?

If you remember back to last year’s Super Bowl, Marvel dropped an Infinity War trailer during the game. Alongside that, Disney also dropped a trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story as well, so the company has no problem dropping large amounts of money on ad spots for its larger movies.

So on February 3, during the big game, there is a pretty good chance we’ll get Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame, but more than likely, it will be a surprise with no confirmation prior to the event. For more on the Super Bowl, check out some halftime show options.

Will Smith Reveals First Look at Bad Boys for Life

The long-coming sequel Bad Boys for Life has gotten a first look from Will Smith, featuring himself and co-star Martin Lawrence.

Revealed via Instagram, the post contains a video of Smith and Lawrence in a hotel room that bounces back and forth between a handful of frames with P. Diddy’s song Bad Boy for Life playing over top. As with the first two films, it looks like the movie will largely take place in Miami, Florida as evidenced by the hotel room’s palm tree aesthetic. The post was captioned by Smith, saying “FIRST LOOK! Theeeeey’re BAAAAaaaack! :-)”

Screen Shot 2019-01-30 at 1.01.31 PMThe first Bad Boys was released in 1995 and revolved around two Miami narcotics detectives investigating a case of stollen heroin. In 2003’s Bad Boys II, the same duo investigated how ecstasy was making its way into Florida. Bad Boys for Life will reportedly center on the Miami PD taking down the head of a drug cartel.

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See What Negan’s up to in the Walking Dead Midseason Premiere

AMC has released a slew of new photos from the midseason premiere of The Walking Dead Season 9, which returns February 10.

The second half of Season 9 will introduce us to the leaders of the Whisperers, Alpha and Beta, after the group made a major impact in the midseason finale by killing Jesus.

The new photos see Negan out and about in Alexandria after he escaped his cage in the last episode. Michonne, Daryl, Carol, and Ezekiel also take center stage in the images, with much of the group seen outside the walls of their communities, likely attempting to track the mysterious attackers who took out one of their best warriors.

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The Rock Confirms He’s Not In Fast & Furious 9 – GameSpot Universe News Update

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The Division 2 Private Beta: Dates, How To Sign Up, And What’s Included

The private beta for The Division 2 is almost here, and we’ve outlined all the information you need to know in order to participate. Ubisoft has announced that new content will become available later in the demo, so you’ll need to check in past the first day to see everything.

The Division 2 leaves the New York City setting of the first game for a story told in Washington DC. The loot-driven RPG elements and third-person cover-based shooter mechanics from The Division return, but this sequel promises a larger focus on how a player’s choices will impact the in-game world. The popular Dark Zone from the first game has been multiplied into three in The Division 2, and how they work has also changed.

The Division 2 launches on March 15 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. The PC version, previously scheduled for Steam, is now releasing on the Epic Games Store instead.

When Is The Division 2’s Private Beta

The Division 2 private beta starts on February 7 at 1AM PT / 4AM ET / 9AM UK and ends February 11 at 1AM PT / 4AM ET / 9AM UK. The beta will be available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

How To Participate In The Private Beta

In order to participate in the private beta, you’ll need to be invited. You can get an invite in one of two ways. You can either pre-order The Division 2 or you can register on the game’s main website for a chance to win an invite. Pre-ordering the game is the only guaranteed way to participate.

You can preload the game 24 hours before it becomes available. If you plan on playing on PC, Ubisoft’s recommended PC specs–which put the game at 1080p and 60fps–requires an AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or Intel Core I7-4790 that’s paired with 8 GB of RAM and either an AMD RX 480 or Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 with 4 GB of VRAM.

What Can You Do In The Private Beta

There seems to be a fair bit of content available in The Division 2 private beta. On February 7, you’ll have access to a couple main missions, several open-world activities, one of the PvP modes, and one of the three Dark Zones.

Of the two main story missions, the first will take place in Grand Washington Hotel, while the second is located at Jefferson Trade Center. While exploring the world, you’ll find five additional side missions. If you want, you can also participate in The Division 2’s new Skirmish PvP mode or journey into Dark Zone East. You’ll be able to rank up to level seven throughout your time in the private beta, and unlock new skills to use.

Starting February 8, endgame content will be unlocked in the private beta. You’ll be able to try a level 30 agent, as well as one of the three new specializations. There’s also an endgame Invaded mission available.

Here’s All Of This Year’s Super Bowl Commercials (So Far)

The Los Angeles Rams will take on the New England Patriots at the Super Bowl this weekend. But for many viewers, Super Bowl Sunday is about the spectacle. The year’s biggest game, biggest half-time show, and of course, the biggest commercials. Advertising during the Super Bowl guarantees a massive audience and the prestige of sharing airtime with some of the most iconic ads ever created.

This year, companies like Amazon, Doritos, and Budweiser have already begun to show off teasers for ads that will air on February 3. Some of these are versions of the final ads themselves, but many are Internet-ready ads for the ads that we’ll see during the big game. Check out all that we know about for sure below. We also expect to see some movie trailers, including a likely look at some upcoming Marvel films.

Amazon Alexa

Amazon is advertising its Alexa virtual assistant with a series of ads, centered around a fictional Beta Testing program reserved strictly for celebrities like Harrison Ford. If anyone knows how to deal with smart-aleck robots, it’s him.

Avacados from Mexico

Who doesn’t love some guac to go with those chips? Avacados from Mexico, a marketing group for the tree fruit import business, created a commercial using that mainstay of advertising success: cute dogs.

Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer

In one of the more high-concept ads we’ve seen so far, a group of mermaids pitch their spiked seltzer, Shark Tank style, to a gang of actual sharks.

Bubly Flavored Water

Singer Michael Bublé has riffed on his very adjective-like name before, and now the crooner is playing at being a bit miffed at the similarity with the flavored water brand Bubly.

Budweiser

The self-proclaimed King of Beers has become somewhat known for its Super Bowl commercials, so of course it’s planning to show up this year. This year it’s tipping its hat to sustainable energy, promoting its use of wind power with the help of its iconic clydesdale horses and (why not?) a cute dog.

Doritos

Perpetual football snack Doritos uses all that tortilla money to bring Backstreet back (alright), as the 1990s heartthrobs give Chance the Rapper a shot at joining their crew. We’ve only seen teasers so far so the big day will likely bring a longer ad spot.

M&Ms

Christina Applegate stars in a teaser for the little candy confections, as a frustrated woman locked out of her car by someone–or something–on the inside.

Planters Peanuts

A brief teaser for Planters shows the company’s monocled mascot tossing peanuts into the mouth of baseball great Alex Rodriguez.

Skittles

Skittles is very consciously making a point of not showing an ad during the game, instead advertising that it is hosting a full-blown Broadway musical. It stars Michael C. Hall and will play to an actual live audience in New York concurrent with the Super Bowl itself, with ticket proceeds and a matching donation going to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Stella Artois

In an ad for Stella Artois beer, fictional characters known for their associations with particular alcoholic beverages decide on a change of pace and instead order a Stella. Those include Carrie Bradshaw of Sex in the City eschewing her cosmo and The Dude rejecting a White Russian. This ad strategy may have backfired slightly for Stella, though, as the initial vague teaser starring Jeff Bridges raised hopes for a Big Lebowski sequel. Sorry, fans of The Dude.

Check Out This Weekend’s UFC Fight Night for Free

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If you’re looking to pack the upcoming weekend with sports, you can catch UFC Fight Night 144 for free on Saturday, February 2 by signing up for a free trial of ESPN+.

ESPN+ is ESPN’s streaming service. Think Hulu, but for sports. Subscribing gets you access to original ESPN programming, replays, and live streaming from UFC, MLB, NHL, MLS, and lots more. It’s also the new home of UFC Fight Night, so if you want to keep on top of the events as they happen, you need an ESPN+ subscription. ESPN+ works just like any other streaming service, so you can watch on your computer, phone, tablet, smart TV, console, or streaming device.

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Daily Deals: Preorder Anthem, Get $10 Walmart Credit

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AntLion ModMic Wireless Review

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If you need a headset for online gaming, there are plenty to choose from. But if you already have a pair of audiophile headphones that you love, you know how hard it is for most gaming headsets to match up in terms of sound quality, especially for music. That’s where the Antlion ModMic Wireless comes in: it’s a small, magnetic boom microphone that attaches to any pair of headphones.

This isn’t Antlion’s first foray into modular microphones—the wired ModMic 5 is still available for $70 on Amazon, as is the older and cheaper ModMic 4 (Review) for those who want a budget option. But while those versions require you to plug the ModMic into a 3.5mm jack on your PC—which can be annoying, since you’ll end up with two cables coming out of your headphones—the $120 ModMic Wireless (See it on Amazon) uses a USB receiver to keep your setup a little cleaner. As a result, it works with PCs, Macs, and the PlayStation 4, but not Xbox—for that, you’ll need one of the 3.5mm wired options.

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Mario Tennis Aces Adding New Free DLC Character This Week

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate isn’t the only Switch game receiving a major update this week. Nintendo is also rolling out a new patch for Mario Tennis Aces. The update is slated to arrive on January 31 and will make a range of balance adjustments, kick off another Co-Op Challenge, and add a new playable character: Boom Boom.

Beginning February 1, players will be able to unlock the classic Super Mario Bros. 3 mid-boss by competing in the game’s Online Tournament mode; everyone else, meanwhile, will unlock him automatically after March 1. You can get a look at Boom Boom in action in the trailer above.

In addition to Boom Boom, Nintendo is bringing back the Boo Hunt Co-Op Challenge until March 2, giving players another opportunity to unlock special alternate costumes for Boo. This particular challenge uses Swing Mode and has players teaming up online to hit the ball at as many Boos within the time limit.

Beyond that, Nintendo is adding a Hosted Match mode for online and LAN play. AI is also being improved, and a number of characters are receiving balance adjustment. You can read about all of the changes in the full patch notes.

A number of new characters have been added to Mario Tennis Aces since the game’s launch, including Shy Guy, Diddy Kong, Petey Piranha, and most recently Luma, who arrived at the beginning of January. The game’s next free character will be Pauline, and she’ll be available in March.