According to Advertising Age, a Ghost Rider commercial will be broadcast during the Super Bowl pre-game show, while many upcoming high-profile films will be absent from both the pre-game and the game broadcast:

Last year, when the Super Bowl aired on Walt Disney Co.'s ABC, Disney promoted "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," but it has no plans to promote the third installment in this year's telecast, instead using the high-profile event to showcase the comedy Wild Hogs and likely the computer-generated family flick Meet the Robinsons. RELATED: Pornhub Traffic Tanks During Super Bowl, Makes a Comeback in Kansas City After the Win

Other big franchise movies that are expected to dominate the box office this summer and will be absent from the game include Dreamworks' Shrek 3 and Sony's Spider-Man 3. Sony will buy a spot in the pre-game for its comic book-based Ghost Rider, which opens Feb. 16.

Super Bowl XLI will air this Sunday on CBS.