April 4, 2011


New TV spots and clips have gone online for the upcoming summer flicks Cars 2, Thor, Super 8, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.  Hit the jump to check out the TV spots and clips along with a synopsis for each film.


CARS 2 (June 24th)

This Cars 2 clip comes via some viral marketing.  Pixar parked a car outside the Moscone Center at WonderCon this weekend and it featured the Twitter handle @ChromeLeaks, which then to the website for  The site featured a fake advertisement and Mashable discovered that around the 57-second mark, there’s a URL for the site, which featured a minute-long clip from the movie.  Here’s the fake ad and the real clip:

Here’s the official synopsis for Cars 2:

Star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places in “Cars 2” when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. Torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret spy mission, Mater’s action-packed journey leads him on an explosive chase through the streets of Japan and Europe, trailed by his friends and watched by the whole world. Adding to the fast-paced fun is a colorful new all-car cast that includes secret agents, menacing villains and international racing competitors.


THOR (May 6th)

Marvel has released two TV spots for Thor.  One trades on previous Marvel movies Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk while the other is kind of generic and shows Thor making quips.  Check out the TV spots below:

Here’s the official synopsis for Thor:

The epic adventure “Thor” spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.


SUPER 8 (June 10th)

The first TV spot for J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 features a few seconds of new footage.  Embedding has been disabled so click here to check it out.

Here’s the official synopsis for Super 8:

In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth – something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.



Finally, Disney has released a new TV spot for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides that works as an abridged version of the latest trailer.  Check out the TV spot below:

Here’s the official synopsis for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides:

Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” captures the fun, adventure and humor that ignited the hit franchise–this time in Disney Digital 3D(TM). Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed adventure. Crossing paths with the enigmatic Angelica (Penelope Cruz), he’s not sure if it’s love–or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” the ship of the legendary pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know whom to fear more: Blackbeard or Angelica, with whom he shares a mysterious past. The international cast includes franchise vets Geoffrey Rush as the vengeful Captain Hector Barbossa and Kevin R. McNally as Captain Jack’s longtime comrade Joshamee Gibbs, plus Sam Claflin as a stalwart missionary and Astrid Berges-Frisbey as a mysterious mermaid.

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