The San Diego Comic-Con just finished and as expected, it played host to the release of trailers to movies we can all look forward to. Although studios like Marvel and HBO were not present this year, the event provided us with enough monsters, magic, and superheroes to sustain us.
Here are some of the most exciting movies and series to look forward to:
Leading the charge was Jason Momoa's Aquaman for the DCEU. This much-anticipated film carries a lot on its shoulders after the success of Wonder Woman and the somewhat lukewarm reaction to the Justice League. The movie introduces Arthur Curry as the rightful heir to the kingdom of Atlantis who has to battle his half-brother Orm for the throne. From the looks of the trailer, it looks like it is taking a more energetic feel consistent with the Aquaman in Justice League, rather than the grim Snyder-type feel of BvS.
Warner Bros. released its first teaser for Shazam starring Zachary Levi and Jack Dylan Grazer as Shazam/Billy Batson. Like Aquaman, the movie tells the origin story of Shazam and how he was chosen by the wizard of the same name to be his champion. Based on the trailer, the movie keeps Shazam's childlike demeanor, which is more consistent with the character's later depictions in the comics.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
A new trailer for Fantastic Beasts was released at Comic-con, which shows more of the young Dumbledore (played by Jude Law), Grindelwald, and everyone's favorite Newt Scamander. The plot is well underway on this second installment and both Grindelwald and Dumbledore are making their moves against each other, with Scamander caught in the middle.
Godzilla: King of Monsters
The sequel to 2014's Godzilla, King of Monsters looks more action-packed. We see more of Godzilla and the movie looks like it will be introducing more Kaijus. And yes, Millie Bobbie Brown from Stranger Things will be present for all the mayhem.
If you're a fan of The Simpsons and Futurama, then you'll want to check out this new Netflix show by Matt Groening set in a medieval world. The main protagonist is a Princess and her two sidekicks which happen to be an elf and a demon.
The third installment to M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable and Split, Glass sees the return of Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, and Samuel Jackson as three super-powered individuals who must decide whether they are heroes or villains in the narrative. Shyamalan's take on the superhero genre may not be what we are used to, but it is definitely original.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Coming back for another 12 episodes is Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which was a pleasant surprise to a lot of fans. The original Clone Wars series ending was left open-ended and this new run promises to tie up loose ends.