While the Los Angeles Rams narrowly defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI last night, the entertainment industry was booming with a flurry of new trailers, commercials, and one spectacular halftime show. Here are some of the best highlights from football’s biggest night of the year in a Super-special addition of Link Tank!
It’s only a brief line of dialogue with no face behind it, but this could be a ground-breaking reveal for the future of the MCU.
“Marvel’s cinematic universe is now the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse thanks to Loki, What If…?, and Spider-Man: No Way Home. But while we’ve seen the consequences of messing with the multiverse, we have yet to see it be the sole focus of a Marvel story. That is… until now. During Super Bowl 2022, the studio premiered the second trailer for the upcoming movie, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and this promising glimpse teases something brand new for the MCU — the crossover event fans have been clamoring for.”
Oscar-winner Get Out director Jordan Peele is back with the trailer for his latest movie Nope.
“Yee to the haw. One of our favorite modern horror auteurs, Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us), is back with a new ‘expansive horror epic’ coming to theaters on July 22, 2022. NOPE reunites Peele with Daniel Kaluuya (star of Get Out and Judas and the Black Messiah), who is joined by Keke Palmer (Hustlers), and Steven Yeun (Minari).”
So that’s where all that money went! Prime Video just dropped the first trailer for their upcoming The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series, and the shots look immaculate.
“Are you ready to go there, and back again? Amazon certainly hopes so. During the Super Bowl tonight, Amazon Studios lifted the lid on its long-awaited Lord of the Rings prequel series, The Rings of Power. We’ve had glimpses of magical trees, mysterious hands, and glimpses of faces old and new, but now, for the first time, we get to see Amazon’s long-secret vision for Arda and Middle-Earth in action, and it’s really all rather stunning.”
The stage, the setting, the songs, the singers; was this the greatest halftime show ever in the history of the Super Bowl?
“Dr. Dre hyped it ahead of time as ‘one of the best’ halftime shows of all time. That’s setting an incredibly high bar. Prince, Beyoncé, Janet Jackson, Madonna—over the years, some big names have delivered iconic sets on Super Bowl Sunday. But the 2022 Halftime Show, featuring the good doctor and a cadre of all-stars headlined by Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, and Eminem, was all that was promised and more.”
The Bengals lost the game, so what happens to their “Super Bowl Champions” shirts pre-prepared ahead of time?
“Following a big win in the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, or any other major sporting event, fans want to get their hands on championship merchandise as quickly as possible. To meet this demand and cash in on the wallet-loosening ‘We’re #1’ euphoria, manufacturers and retailers produce and stock two sets of T-shirts, hats, and other merchandise that declare each team the champ.”
Eugene Levy with long hair, Zendaya is selling seashells, a QR code floating around the screen, and more of the best commercials at this year’s Super Bowl.
“Television commercials are an annoyance every day of the year, except for Super Bowl Sunday, when these star-studded ads become an event unto themselves. In the past, you typically had to wait until game day to watch them all, but since we’re in the digital age, most of this year’s offerings have already been released online. You can watch full ads or—sigh—teasers for the full ads right now, so that on February 13, you can actually take a bathroom break or help yourself to another serving of Uncle Phil’s award-winning chili without missing any of the action.”