Super Bowl commercials can often be just as exciting as the game itself, especially when one of those ads happens to be for one of the most highly-anticipated films of the year. Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment have announced that a new trailer for Iron Man (opening May 2, 2008) will air during this Sunday’s Super Bowl XLII.
Iron Man stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, a Billionaire inventor who creates weapons for the U.S. government. After being captured by the enemy, he creates a suit of armor to facilitate his escape, and becomes Iron Man.
For those of you who don’t want to wait until Super Bowl Sunday, Marvel.com will tease the spot today with an all-new Iron Man image, which appears to be of Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) testing his suit’s flight capabilities. The ad itself will be broadcast at approximately 4:30 p.m. PST on Sunday and should appear online afterwards at Marvel.com, Apple.com, and IronManMovie.com. It will also be available Monday on Yahoo Sports and ESPN.com. [Correction: we originally posted that the Super Bowl ad would be online today, but it won’t be available until after broadcast Super Bowl Sunday at approximately 4:30pm PST. Sorry to get your hopes up!]