San Diego Comic Con 2018 is officially over, and as a certified Geeky Tourist, I am beyond gutted I wasn’t in California watching everything unfold. There have been so many exciting announcements – from a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot, to a brand new Batwoman TV series – that I’m still trying to catch up on all the news from the weekend.
If you didn’t have the pleasure of attending this year’s event either, and are still hunting down those all-important trailers, I’ve created a list of everything you need to watch. Right now.
Which trailer is your favourite? For me, Shazam looks hilarious, Aquaman looks beautiful, and Glass looks intriguing, but seeing Nicholas Falmel in the latest Fantastic Beasts was an absolute highlight. I’m also super stoked to see more of the Thirteenth Doctor in action.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas. Aquaman reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king.
Aquaman is set to hit theatres on 21st December, 2018.
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam, courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them!
Shazam is set for release on 5th April, 2019.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Making good on his threat at the end of the last movie, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.
Fantastic Beasts 2 is slated for release on 16th November, 2018.
M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, and 2016’s Split, in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass. Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.
Glass will be released on 18th January, 2019.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Godzilla: King of Monsters, is an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history. The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Godzilla: King of Monsters is set to hit cinemas on 31st May, 2019.