This year’s big game is going to feature plenty of commercials dedicated to beer brands or cars or snack products of course, but it is also shaping up to be a flagship year for movie trailers as well. Plural major motion pictures are going to have spots airing during Super Bowl XLVII, with movie studios hoping that the 100+ million viewers watching their television screens will translate into many millions filling theaters to watch the big screen later on in the year.

We earlier reported on Michael Bay’s new film Transformers: Age of Extinction” making its trailer debut during Super Bowl XLVIII, but that won’t be the only film strutting its stuff before television’s biggest audience of the year. So far, we know of at least three additional films that are running Super Bowl commercials, and see if you can’t spot a trend here…

“The Amazing Spider Man 2”

Sony has been running previews and trailers for the next installment of the Spider Man series for weeks already, so its Super Bowl trailer won’t be a big reveal or anything, but we imagine they will be releasing the best trailer they have created for the film yet. We imagine it will look something similar to this already airing spot, though, albeit not two and a half minutes long:

“The Expendables 3”

The Super Bowl trailer for “The Expendables 3” will be the first actual footage from the film that Lionsgate, the studio behind this series, has released. While we already know the movie will again feature such venerable action stars as Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Mel Gibson, and even Harrison Ford, what we don’t know is just how many cars will explode in this latest franchise installment. Here’s the teaser, it’s all we’ve got for now:

“Need for Speed”

OK, we know that Disney (the marketing and distribution company of DreamWorks/Touchstone Pictures) has purchased time during Super Bowl XLVIII, and we know that they have a major motion picture, “Need for Speed,” premiering just about one month after the big game. So we are going out on a limb here, doing a bit of “connect-the-dots” detective work… and guessing you are going to see a trailer something like this during the game:

Oh, and that trend me mentioned earlier? Yep, you guessed it… three out of four of these motion pictures are a sequel or part of a longer series! It seems Hollywood has just about run out of ideas and decided to just keep on cashing in on the moneymakers, huh?