San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) has always been a great time for any interested in comic-books, movies and television. And this year is no exception, with the DC universe taking center-stage since Marvel didn’t book their usual Hall H presentation. We’ve compiled some of the biggest comic-book trailers down below, from Atlantis all the way to Star City in the Arrowverse. SDCC once again gave us an exciting look at the future of comic book film and television. Some of them already came with a brief description, but we’ve filled in the blanks for the ones that didn’t!
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Zachary Levi), 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! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong).
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,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film 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.
Following the global success of “Godzilla” and “Kong: Skull Island” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse, 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.
The Russo Brothers are taking on a completely different style of comic book adaptation, this time tackling Image Comics’ Deadly Class. Focusing on a school of assassins run by Master Lin (Benedict Wong). The story initially follows a homeless teenager’s decision to kill President Reagan once he becomes an assassin… As you do.
There has been no shortage of close calls for Oliver Queen when it comes to protecting his Super Hero identity, but in the season six finale, he was finally backed into a corner and forced to reveal himself to the world as the Green Arrow. Now, Oliver will come face-to-face with many of the criminals he placed behind bars, as he makes a new home for himself at Slabside Maximum Security Prison. Oliver will find himself vulnerable in a way unlike ever before when a mysterious new enemy begins to unravel his work as Green Arrow, challenging him to redeem his name or risk losing everything.
After Kara managed to defeat Reign in Supergirl’s third season, she accidentally managed to create a clone of herself after coming back from the Dark Valley (standard Saturday afternoon at HD if you ask us). But this clone looks like she’ll be causing havoc for Supergirl, especially with that new suit of armour teased in the trailer.
Even though The Flash managed to stop the Thinker’s satellite at the end of Season 4, it turns out he wasn’t alone. And the identity of the mysterious woman who’s been following the team all season has been revealed… It’s Barry and Iris’ daughter, Dawn. Even if spoiling the surprise at SDCC (sort of, many fans had already guessed it) she should hopefully shake the team dynamic up a little!
Legends of Tomorrow
The fourth season of Legends of Tomorrow sees the team feel like they can slack off a little after saving history once again. But it turns out that they’ve unleashed a whole horde of mythical threats into the timestream since they defeated Mallus. Luckily, they’ll have some much needed help on that front as magician John Constantine boards the Waverider.
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