Even No-Comic Con People Are Impressed With The Trailers That Were Released
The annual San Diego Comic-Con isn’t just a mecca for nerds to dress as their favorite comic book characters (or, like, 200 variations of phoning it in with a Spider-Man outfit)—it’s one of the biggest venues for TV and film trailers pertaining to these geeky genres. This weekend, we’ll be rounding up and grading the biggest TV and movie trailers from Comic-Con, some of which brought a lot more hype and footage than others.
Here are the BEST of What Was Released:
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
The Godzilla sequel has as deep a bench of stunning CGI monsters (Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, and Ghidorah) as it does actors, bringing in Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, Charles Dance, Bradley Whitford, and others in place of Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen. (The only returning protagonists are Sally Hawkins and Ken Watanabe, the latter of whom may or may not just be coming back to say “Let them fight” again.) There’s a lot to unpack here, but if we’re being honest, nothing is as satisfying as Charles Dance saying “Long live the king” like he’s on a commemorative Game of Thrones special. At the very least, the new Godzilla franchise is the king of one-liners.
This is as far removed from the doom and gloom of Zack Snyder’s DC Extended Universe as you can get. Shazam! is full of vibrant colors, and the trailer’s light-heartedness is exactly what was called for—not only for the DCEU that’s totally failed outside of Wonder Woman, but for a superhero who’s technically just a kid who says “Shazam!” to turn into Zachary Levi in tights. DC has burned fans before—remember when the Suicide Squad trailers looked good?!—but Shazam!’s first impressions feel like a game-changer
In Justice League, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman got to say “My man!” In his standalone movie, he now says “YAHOOOO” as well as “Permission to come aboard?” when bursting into, presumably, a hostile submarine. We should just dump a Brink’s truck filled with Oscars down to Atlantis’s ocean floor; I want my Aquaman abundantly silly and full of one-liners, and that is exactly what this accomplishes. After all, he’s the dude who talks to fish