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Watch: ‘World War Z’ Super Bowl ad

- January 31st, 2013

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With new ads for Iron Man and The Lone Ranger set to debut during the Super Bowl, Paramount wasn’t about to let itself be outdone. They too will be joining the trailer sweepstakes when they air a new ad for Brad Pitt’s World War Z.

But ahead of Sunday’s game, a teaser debuted online late Thursday that showcased more scenes of the rampaging zombies that will plague the human race. And we get a further glimpse of just how bad things will get in the Marc Forster-directed film.

“We’ve lost the East Coast,” a voiceover informs us. “China’s dark.”

“What is this?” Pitt asks. “We don’t know,” comes the answer.

Corny lines, super-cool visuals.

Basically, it’s a shorter version of the trailer that debuted last November, but there are several new scenes that definitely up the excitement factor for the film.

World War Z is based on Max Brooks’ 2006 novel which collects individual vignettes that recount the near destruction of humanity by a zombie plague.

The loosely connected stories in the book will, presumably, be tied together by Pitt’s character, Gerry Lane, a UN worker who races around the world to try to identify and stop the zombie pandemic.

If you haven’t read the book, you have less than five months. The film opens on June 21.

‘Iron Man 3′: New poster and Super Bowl teaser arrive

- January 31st, 2013

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In between the chips and dip, Marvel will introduce a new ad for Iron Man 3 during this Sunday’s Super Bowl.

But…a brand-spanking new 15-second spot just arrived in our in-box that you can take a look at below. In it, we see Don Cheadle sporting the Iron Patriot outfit.

We don’t get any new footage of Sir Ben Kingsley, but in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. praised the actor’s villainous portrayal of the Mandarin.

“Sir Ben is probably going to steal the movie,” he says. “There are a lot of contenders who may, but right now he’s probably at the top of that list.”

The film opens May 3.