At the moment at Comedian-Con, Warner Bros . gave followers a peek on the first DC Comics movies post-Justice League.
Warner Bros. and DC had a bumpy 2017. There was the astonishing vital and industrial success of Surprise Lady, adopted by the field workplace disappointment of Justice League — resulting in an executive shakeup and a general rethinking of its movie strategy.
Will Aquaman, which stars Jason Momoa because the titular superhero and is due out on December 21, flip issues round? Director James Wan told the Comic-Con audience that his aim is to create a film that “performs extra like a science-fiction fantasy movie than a conventional tremendous hero film.”
Wan (who’s best-known for horror titles like Noticed and The Conjuring but additionally directed Livid 7) beforehand stated there’s been a long wait for the trailer as a result of he wished to make sure the visible results have been prepared — and after watching this footage, you may see what he was speaking about.
The trailer does spend a while establishing the relationships between Aquaman, his love curiosity Mera (Amber Heard), his mom Atlanna (Nicole Kidman) and his half-brother/rival Orm (Patrick Wilson). My actual takeaway, although, is that that is going to be a spectacular, effects-filled film with loads of undersea motion.
Then there’s Shazam!, which appears prefer it could possibly be DC’s first outright comedy.
With the movie’s launch date (April 5, 2019) nonetheless practically a yr away, this trailer appears to deal with a number of key scenes establishing the premise, with younger Billy Batson (Asher Angel) gifted by a mysterious stranger with the power to show into a giant pink superhero (Zachary Levi) by simply calling out the phrase “Shazam!” (The character was initially referred to as Captain Marvel, however I assume that they’ll follow the Shazam identify within the film.)
Like Wan, director David F. Sandberg has beforehand helmed horror films (particularly Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation), however the trailer makes it clear that he’s taking a light-hearted method to the fabric. Regardless of his look as an invulnerable superhero, this model of Shazam continues to be a goofy child.
And for those who have been hoping for a glimpse at Surprise Lady 1984, it appears like the filmmakers did show off footage at Comic-Con, however they don’t have a cultured trailer but to place on-line.
Director Patty Jenkins stated she appears on the film as much less of a sequel and extra a standalone story with the identical character: “We are able to make a complete new film that’s as sturdy and distinctive as the primary. It’s no more of something; it’s its personal factor.”
Oh, and cease studying now for those who don’t need to be spoiled for a year-old film, however for those who’re questioning why Chris Pine is in 1984 when his character Steve Trevor appeared to die within the first Surprise Lady: Apparently there have been no solutions forthcoming in the course of the panel.