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Matt McGloin

The Dark Knight Rises and Amazing Spider-Man (2012): No Superbowl Commercials; Avengers Possible


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This year Warner Bros. is again passing on coughing up millions and millions of dollars for a 30 second spot during the Super Bowl.

At a cost of $4 million, viewers will not be seeing anything new from The Dark Knight Rises, or any other WB movie.

Even though the movie features a scene at Pittsburgh's Heinz field with members of the Steelers -- Hines Ward appears in the second trailer -- the movie studio has opted out.

And who can really blame them, as arguably The Dark Knight Rises -- already being the biggest movie of 2012 -- doesn't need the added promotion, and at such a high cost.

Likewise, Sony will not be having a commercial for the Amazing Spider-Man as none of their upcoming movies will be getting a Superbowl commercial as well.

So what movie trailers will we see?

Disney's John Carter, Paramount's G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Universal's Battleship, and Relativity Media will be heavily promoting their upcoming military action flick Act Of Valor.

It's also possible that Disney may be showing something from The Avengers, as John Carter isn't exactly confirmed.

Source: LA Times

The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th, 2012 and is directed by Christopher Nolan starring Christian Bale as Batman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Michael Cain as Alfred, Juno Temple and Josh Pence as a young Ra's al Ghul.

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The Amazing Spider-Man swings into theaters July 3rd, 2012 in 3-D and is directed by Marc Webb starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard, Irrfan Khan as Nels Van Adder, Martin Sheen as Ben Parker, Denis Leary as Captain George Stacy, Sally Field as May Parker and C. Thomas Howell as Ray Cooper.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Amazing Spider-Man Movie Hub for more news, images and trailers.