Every year the Super Bowl is the most-watched television event in the USA. With an estimated viewership of 117 million for this year, the commercials themselves are their own event. And the 2022 ad selection featured a couple of Star Trek captains.
Shatner for Planet Fitness
Planet Fitness is promoting new memberships in their gyms with a new campaign featuring a comeback for actress Lindsay Lohan, with an ad narrated by Star Trek’s William Shatner. Bill also shows up in the ad.
Patrick Stewart in Doctor Strange 2
Marvel Studios released a new trailer for the upcoming film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and the ad included a brief moment with the unmistakable voice of Star Trek: The Next Generation (and Star Trek: Picard) star Sir Patrick Stewart. Stewart can be heard telling Doctor Strange, “We should tell him the truth.” You can also see a brief (obscured) shot of Stewart from behind. The full version of the trailer was also released online, which included the same moment.
It is speculated that Stewart will be reprising his role as Professor X from the X-Men movies, which can be wrapped into the “multiverse” opened up by Doctor Strange.
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