THE CON — The San Diego Comic-Con is now over, but the annual convention for all things movies, comics, TV and more has left us with some great new trailers for some highly anticipated movies.
My guess is most of you didn’t make it to San Diego this year, but that doesn’t mean you should miss out on the best trailers from the event. Here’s a look at some of the surprise trailers and also the ones we were hoping to see from Comic-Con.
We’re just focusing on movie trailers here because if we included all the TV trailers, you and I would be here all day.
People were hoping to maybe see some images from DC’s upcoming movie “Shazam!” but almost nobody was expecting a nearly 3-minute trailer. Not only was the trailer a surprise, but for me, it was the best surprise of the convention.
I wasn’t sure what to think about this movie considering the comic is light-hearted and funny whereas the DC Comics movie universe has been anything but that up to this point. I thought the trailer nailed the tone of the comic and star Zachary Levi’s charisma and charm is on full display.
“Shazam!” wasn’t really on my radar, but now I’m eagerly awaiting it in 2019.
There was one trailer I couldn’t wait to see and that was “Glass.”
M. Night Shyamalan premiered the trailer for his new film over the weekend, and it did not disappoint.
The movie is a sequel to 2000’s “Unbreakable” and a follow-up to 2017’s “Split.” The movie stars Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson reprising their roles from “Unbreakable” and James McAvoy returning with all of his personalities from “Split.”
I wasn’t sure where Shyamalan was going to take the story following “Split,” but I do know I wasn’t expecting what the trailer gave us. The movie looks tense, entertaining and creepy. I can’t stop watching the moment in the trailer when Glass meets The Beast. I’m really excited for this one.
"Glass" debuts in theaters in January. Click here to watch the trailer.
A part of me forgot we were getting another "Godzilla" movie, but Comic-Con made sure to remind me.
Warner Bros. is trying to make a Marvel-style cinematic universe with their classic giant monsters. First, we got 2014's “Godzilla,” which was a big let down and then we got the surprisingly enjoyable “Kong: Skull Island” in 2017.
“Godzilla: King of the Monsters” promises more monster mayhem with ensuing battles between the giant lizard and his classic foes, including Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah.
The visuals are impressive and the movie has a pretty great cast, but I’m having a tough time getting excited. The movie is due in theaters on May 31, 2019.
The “Aquaman” trailer was likely the most anticipated from Comic-Con and, for me, it was a bit of a letdown.
“Justice League” was a bit of a disaster, but Arthur Curry was one of the bright spots. This gave me some hope for the Atlantean’s standalone film, but this trailer has me scratching my head.
The movie seems to be going for a lighter tone than “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” or “Justice League,” but it also seems to be missing the magic that made “Wonder Woman” so great.
We’ll get to find out if the trailer was just a miss or of the movie is another DCEU misfire in December.
Personally, I was a much bigger fan of 2016’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” than I thought I would be. I’m hoping for more of the same with “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” and my hopes are staying high thanks to the Comic-Con trailer.
The film appears to pick up where the first one left off and promises plenty of magic and intrigue as Newt Scamander and a young Professor Dumbledore try to save the world once again.
The trailer has a more serious tone and it worried me they were going to get away from the fun vibe the first film had, but the end of the trailer seemed to put those fears to rest.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” is due in theaters on Nov. 16.
What were your favorite trailers from Comic-Con 2018? Let us know in the comments.