San Diego Comic Con 2018 has come and gone, and along with it, my irrepressible desire to live vicariously through photos from the event that strangers upload onto social media. Great for mitigating my budding stalker tendencies; terrible for the drought of pop culture announcements we’re going to suffer for the next few months.
The good news is, SDCC brought along with it so much news at one go, we’re going to be talking about this for months to come. Not least of all, the slew of trailers that got released by Warner Bros., SYFY, and Netflix among others. It didn’t even seem to matter that Marvel and HBO skipped the show this year, because believe me when I say we’re already spoiled for choice.
ICYMI, here’s all the movie trailers you need to catch yourself up on:
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It’s better down where it’s wetter, or at least, it seems that way with the new ‘Aquaman’ trailer. DC’s next origin story follows the wake of ‘Justice League’ and ‘Suicide Squad’, large movies with even larger casts which were, unfortunately, largely shunned by fans and critics alike. But considering the overwhelming success of ‘Wonder Woman’ last year, perhaps DC will have better luck with another standalone title.
‘Aquaman’ comes out 14 December 2018. It stars Jason Momoa as the titular character, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, and Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master a.k.a. Thomas Curry.
DC is not known for its humour; everybody knows that. You’re more inclined to start crying in a corner after watching a DC movie than come out of it clutching your sore stomach from laughing too hard. So when the trailer for ‘Shazam!’ was released, we were all surprised that it managed to squeeze more than a few hearty chuckles out of us. It is a clear departure from DC’s typical gritty tone, and honestly, we’re more than welcome to the change.
The movie is slated to release on 5 April 2019. It stars Asher Angel as Billy Batson, Zachary Levi as Shazam a.k.a. Captain Marvel, Jack Dylan Grazer as Frederick “Freddy” Freeman, and Djimon Hounsou as The Wizard Shazam.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Whaddaya know, the sequel to the underwhelming 2014 film actually looks pretty intriguing. The trailer teases a clash between Godzilla, Monthra, Rodan, and the three-headed monster King Ghidorah. In English, that means: Jaw-dropping action and destruction, and also did we mention Millie Bobby Brown is going to be in this?
The movie is expected to release on 31 May 2019. Millie Bobby Brown helms the cast as Madison Russell, Vera Farmiga plays Dr. Emma Russell, Kyle Chandler plays Mark Russell, Sally Hawkins plays Dr. Vivienne Graham, and Bradley Whitford plays Dr. Stanton.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
The new Fantastic Beasts trailer has got fans of the Wizarding World salivating in their seats. Not only does it hint at a darker story than the first movie, it also features a lot more of Johnny Depp in the role of Grindelwald and Jude Law makes his first appearance as the young Albus Dumbledore. Characters from the first movie also make a reappearance as the trailer zooms from one action-packed sequence to the next. Needless to say, we’re very very very excited.
The sequel comes out on 16 November 2018, starring Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald, Jude Law as Professor Albus Dumbledore, Ezra Miller as Credence Barebone, Katherine Waterston as Porpentina Goldstein, and Zoe Kravitz as Leta Lestrange.
Remember Split from two years ago? Well, that universe is back again with a vengeance. ‘Glass’ will unite the worlds and characters from the 2000 film ‘Unbreakable’ and the 2016 film ‘Split’. That includes DID sufferer Kevin Wendell Crumb who was played by James McAvoy, the security guard with superhuman strength David Dunn who was played by Bruce Willis, and of course, the physically fragile but mentally brilliant villian Mr. Glass played by Samuel L. Jackson.
The three characters will unite under the single roof of a high-security facility where they will be monitored by Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson), a psychiatrist who believes these three delusional individuals have superpowers. The movie is slated to arrive 18 January 2019.