Considering the massive viewership of the Super Bowl each year, it’s the perfect time for studios to preview their big upcoming releases – but not all studios take part. Disney, Paramount and Universal tend to take the most advantage of the Super Bowl while Sony sometimes sits it out and Warner Bros. hasn’t bought ad time in a few years. As such, don’t expect new trailers or TV spots for upcoming Warner Bros. movies like Birds of Prey. Wonder Woman 1984 or Christopher Nolan’s Tenet.
The last trailer for Onward revealed the main gimmick of the movie: after being gifted a magical staff, brothers Barley and Ian perform a botched resurrection and end up summoning only half of their father. And it’s not even the part that can talk, hear, or recognize them in any way.
Stumbling through the suburban fantasy world with only a pair of legs, the two brothers must find a way to fully summon their dad before a 24 hour period ends. This new trailer reveals the next part of their epic quest — a tavern for heroes run by the fearless Manticore. It ends up being some sort of family-friendly dining establishment ala Denny’s and Manticore is Cory, the fearless manager.