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No 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Trailer During Super Bowl [Updated]

[Update: James Gunn say no Superbowl spot for Guardians of the Galaxy.]

Traditionally, the Super Bowl is the most-watched program in the nation. For instance, last year's event attracted an estimated 108.4 million viewers, but aside from the big game itself, the Super Bowl has evolved into a much more widespread event, with even non-football fans tuning in for other highlights, such as the half-time show (headlined this year by pop star Bruno Mars) and the fun commercials. For movie fans, it usually means a closer look at some of the year's biggest upcoming blockbusters.

We already know that the first footage from Michael Bay's Transformers: Age of Extinction is set to debut during the big game, and other anticipated releases like Robocop and The Expendables 3 are expected to come into play. However, one of the biggest gambles going into this summer (as Screen Ranters surely know) is Marvel's full-on launch into the cosmic side of Phase Two with Guardians of the Galaxy. Now we have an idea how Disney and Marvel may plan to give the film a monstrous marketing push.

According to Screen Crush, Disney is "actively trying" to acquire a third spot during this year's Super Bowl, presumably to air the first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy. The studio has already secured commercial time for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Need for Speed (a Dreamworks production that Disney is releasing).

UPDATE: James Gunn says that the first official Guardians footage won't debut during the Super Bowl, though his Tweet includes a silver lining:

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No 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Trailer During Super Bowl [Updated]