Adam B. Vary
February 05, 2012 AT 12:00 PM EST

And the Year of Taylor Kitsch has begun. The heartthrob-y Friday Night Lights star had, count ’em, two big ads on tonight’s Super Bowl, for his March 9 sci-fi adventure epic John Carter (from Disney), and his May 18 sci-fi action epic Battleship (from Universal). The former sports a long-haired Kitsch in a leather loin-cloth, wielding swords and felling massive White Apes. The latter features a buzz-cut Kitsch in naval duds, partnering with Rihanna to blow away reptile-eyed aliens. Check out both spots below: 



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