Lesson One: don’t steal from The Incredible Hulk. Ant-Man learned this the hard way during the epic Coca-Cola commercial airing during Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7. What happens when one Marvel’s biggest characters meets one of its smallest? Click to watch.
Marvel decided to put the “super” back into the Super Bowl, proving that even the mightiest heroes on earth get thirsty. Still, it wasn’t that wise of Ant-Man to try to swipe a can from Dr. Bruce Banner, aka The Hulk, because the green guy does not like to share!
“Hey Bruce,” Ant-Man says during the commercial that aired during Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7. “You don’t mind if I take this last Coke, do you? Thanks – bye!” Ant-Man didn’t need to be as smart as Tony Stark, aka Iron Man to know that he’s in some big trouble. Yikes! Soon, the smallest hero in the Marvel universe is running for his life from one angry Hulk.
It doesn’t look good when Ant-Man ends up in a dead-end. Still, rather than get squished, he hands over the can to the not-so-Jolly Green Giant. Unfortunately, the Hulk can’t open the can without Ant-Man’s help, and the result is one superhero bromance. How sweet! Still, with all the destruction they caused, we have to wonder what Captain America is going to think. He might be too busy, as Marvel released an intense trailer for Captain America: Civil War during the Super Bowl.
Fans were eagerly awaiting to see what Marvel and Coke would do, since both companies kept the commercial under wraps until the big game. The only clues they shared came in the form of six super-hero themed soda cans. Along with Cap, Black Widow and Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Ant-Man, and The Falcon were featured on these limited edition cans of Coke, according to Ad Week.
Did Coke just win the Super Bowl Commercial competition, thanks to some of Earth’s mightiest superheroes? It’s a shame that fellow Marvel character, Deadpool, didn’t show up in the spot, since he has a new movie coming out. However, Ryan Reynolds, 39, who plays the “Merc with a Mouth” appeared plenty of times in the “Ryanville, USA” commercial for Hyundai. Maybe seeing Ryan play football with himself will hold over fans until Feb. 12, when Deadpool hits the theaters?
While no other commercials are really using Marvel heroes, it doesn’t mean they’re not super. A flock of sheep channel Freddie Mercury to sing a powerful version of a Queen song. Toyota tried to make the Prius look pretty amazing in its “Heck On Wheels” spot. Plus, the hotties in Michelob Ultra’s commercial would definitely look good in a skin-tight outfit.
What did you think about Coke’s commercial, HollywoodLifers? Was it super? Or a super fail?