Comic-Con trailer debut wrap-up: ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’, ‘Aquaman’, ‘Shazam’ & more
© 2018 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. (SAN DIEGO) — San Diego Comic-Con came to an end on Sunday and left brand-new trailers to some of the most eagerly awaited movies in its wake. Some of the most noteworthy:
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
The sequel to 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, features returning cast members Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Carmen Ejogo and Johnny Depp, along with newcomers Jude Law, Callum Turner and Zoe Kravitz. The clip finds Law, playing a young Professor Albus Dumbledore, recruiting Redmayne’s Newt Scamander to try and take down Depp’s villainous Gellert Grindelwald. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald opens nationwide November 22.
Justice League‘s Jason Momoa reprises his role as the title character in this stand-alone film that introduces us to the hero’s backstory as the son of lighthouse keeper Tom Curry, who rescues and falls in love with the Atlantean Queen, Atlanna — played by Temuera Morrison and Nicole Kidman, respectively. Momoa’a Arthur Curry/Aquaman is left to reluctantly deal with his royal legacy. The clip also features his future queen, Mera, again played by Amber Heard, and Orm, played by Patrick Wilson, whom he battles to take his place as the rightful ruler of Atlantis. Aquaman dives into theaters December 21.
Zachary Levy stars as the titular character, a bullied foster kid named Billy Batson who turns into an adult superhero when he utters the name of a wizard called Shazam. The film takes a comedic detour from DC’s traditionally dark films, with the trailer showing Levy’s kid-in-a-superhero’s-body as he tries to figure out exactly what his superpowers are. Shazam! opens on April 19th, 2019.
The third and supposed final installment in M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable series, which includes Unbreakable and Split, features Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson reprising their Unbreakable roles, as well as James McAvoy, who returns as his Split character. They all end up in the care of Dr. Ellie Staple — a psychologist who specializes in treating patients with delusions of being superheroes and villains — played by Sarah Paulson, to whom we’re introduced in the trailer. Glass will be released in theaters January 18, 2019.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown opens the clip for the latest chapter in Warner Brothers’ “Monsterverse,” following Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island. This time, Godzilla takes on classic Japanese monsters Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah in a battle for supremacy, with the future of mankind hanging in the balance. Godzilla: King of the Monsters, also starring Vera Farmiga, Bradley Whitford and Sally Hawkins, hits theaters May 31st, 2019.
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