There are three elements that I love about the Super Bowl. First there's the football (lets go Giants!), second there's the commercials, and last, but not least, there's the movie trailers. Every year, knowing that millions of people are glued to their television sets, studios release new looks - and sometimes first looks - at their major releases for the year. So far it seems like Disney is going all out. On Friday we learned that the studio will be airing a brand new spot for Marvel's The Avengers and now we know that John Carter will be getting the big game treatment as well. While you'll have to wait until a commercial break on February 5th to see the full thing, today the mouse house released a teaser trailer that not only looks cool, but also announces a very special new contest.
Check it out below!
Hard to go wrong using Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" in your advertising, right? Let's hope that there's even more of that when the full trailer airs during the game. But what about that chance to win tickets to next year's Super Bowl that the advertisement talks about? Read the press release below for the full details.
SPECIAL CODE REVEALED DURING “JOHN CARTER” 30-SECOND COMMERCIAL
BURBANK, CALIF. (January 30, 2012)–Disney announced today that they have collaborated with the NFL to give viewers an opportunity to enter The Journey to the Super Bowl Sweepstakes with an ad that will run during the Super Bowl XLVI broadcast on Sunday, February 5, 2012. The Grand Prize winner will receive a trip for two to Super Bowl XLVII in 2013 in New Orleans.
Viewers who are interested in entering the sweepstakes should tune into the game and watch for the “John Carter” commercial. During the airing of the 30-second spot, a code will be revealed. Viewers can then go to NFL.com/JohnCarter and input the code to be entered in the sweepstakes.
The Grand Prize is a trip for two to Super Bowl XLVII on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, La. The trip includes a 5-day/4-night trip for the winner and guest to attend the game, two tickets to Super Bowl XLVII and access to Game Day hospitality at the stadium. For more information on the sweepstakes and for the official rules, visit NFL.com/JohnCarter.
“John Carter” is a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars) and is based on a classic novel byEdgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film, directed by Academy Award®–winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton, tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.
John Carter, directed by Andrew Stanton, arrives in theaters on March 9th. To learn more about the film head on over to our Blend Film Database.