Aliens Attack in ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ Super Bowl Trailer

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2011 at 8:35 am,

cowboys and aliens super bowl trailer Aliens Attack in Cowboys & Aliens Super Bowl Trailer

One of the coolest movies coming out this year is the sci-fi/Western genre mash-up, Cowboys & Aliens. Directed by Jon Favreau and featuring an all-star cast including Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde and Sam Rockwell, Cowboys & Aliens takes us back to the Old West for a unique take on the alien invasion theme.

This just-released Super Bowl TV spot gives us several new glimpses at the alien vehicles as they – in Western archetype style – swoop down to “rope” up their victims, which in this case, are people and not cattle. Head over to the following page for the rest of the Super Bowl movie trailers.

An obvious challenge for Universal Pictures, director Jon Favreau and producer/writers Bob Orci, Alex Kurtzman and the rest of the writing team has been to overcome the initial response to the film’s title. “Cowboys & Aliens” earned laughs upon the reveal of the logo when the first full trailer premiered, but those involved know to let the film speak for itself. Watch and see how serious the Western element of the movie is – This is not your Mars Attacks:

The alien drone designs are very unique, almost organic in how they move. While we see a lot of Cowboys in action against the Alien attackers, we don’t see the horror element of the aliens themselves, and we at Screen Rant are happy that not everything is being spoiled in the advertising.

We were fortunate enough to fly down to New Mexico during the filming of key sequences of Cowboys & Aliens for a set visit and this TV spot, with the previously released Cowboys & Aliens trailer should help you understand how Jon Favreau’s latest easily placed high in our top 20 most anticipated movies of 2011.

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Cowboys & Aliens is scheduled for release on July 29th, 2011. It is directed by Jon Favreau and produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. The screenplay is written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof, inspired by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg’s graphic novel.

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  1. Looks awesome…and a topless Olivia Wilde is awesome too.

  2. Its fine

  3. looks pretty flippin sweeFavreau is gonna pull off another one, too bad he isn’t going to be at the helm of Iron Man 3

    • i thought iron man 2 sucked so…

      • It didn’t live up to the first one, but it hardly sucked. I actually enjoyed it quite a bit.

    • Iron Man 2 was terrible. That was all Fav.

  4. The awesomeness that 2011-2012 is gonna be regarding movies is killing me.

  5. Looks great, the alien ships look cool unless that’s the aliens body…

  6. hmmm naked olivia wilde , let me guess she’s some sort of shapeshifting alien

    • Just dont stare directly at her nips or your face will melt!

  7. Flat out awesome.

  8. Heheh, good one :)
    I don’t think I will see this though as this is not my kind of movie, you know :)

  9. Olivia Wilde is really gorgeous and sensual. 0.19 must be the scene that was reported in which she is nude in the film where she is naked in front of a bonfire in front of 500 Apache warriors.

  10. The Alien drone designs cannot be very unique. Something is either unique or it isn’t since unique means one of a kind. Therefore, unique cannot be qualified by the word very.

  11. i wonder if theyll stay true to the designs of the aliens in the graphic novel theyre pretty cool i would like to see them on screen they have horns. but are we really gonna have to wait till the super bowl before the captain america trailer comes onlinee?

  12. 2/06,/2011
    It looks like it will be an action packed movie.

  13. anyone know when the capt america and thor trailer are gonna be shown ?

  14. Vic, please delete this obvious troll. This post has been in several other articles.

    • Andy,



  15. I thought I was pretty interested in this at first but haven’t been lately.

    I guess I need to rewatch the trailer again.

  16. the aliens are the nazca drawings if you pay attention

  17. You got Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, and that Bond guy and this is the best you can do? FAIL. Is it any wonder that Iron Man 2 was as bad as it was. I’m not seeing this. Iron Man 1… happy accident. Never to be recreated by Fav ever again.

    • Not as harsh but I agree. (Daniel Craig BTW… you know Olivia Wilde but not him? ;) )

      I liked the teaser but the full trailer seems like things are forced especially the acting.

      Olivia Wilde while nice to look at needs to prove herself especially in the presence of Ford and Craig. If I want sultry, procative, sensual, etc I can get a ton of other movies… no literally probably a ton of other movies.

      I think I will be passing on this one.

      • I agree with both of you. It’s a shame though that’s a lot of wasted talent and eye candy.

  18. My #1 for the Summer.

  19. Makes me giggle — I was so disappointed that aliens appeared in the last Indy Jones film and whammo… Harrison is back with more aliens. I look forward to hopefully being surprised by this movie in the theatre!

  20. Please Rated R, Please Rated R, Please Rated R, Please Rated R, Please Rated R…