First, in 2000, there was Unbreakable. Then, 16 years later, there was Split. This January, M. Night Shyamalan brings us the third part of his Eastrail 177 trilogy, Glass. The first trailer for Glass was dropped at SDCC this weekend and it leads off this week’s trailer round-up.
Also dropping at SDCC was the first trailer for Aquaman. The DC hero that everyone loves to ridicule is finally get a movie of his very own. The trailer hints at the origins of Arthur Curry, features the expected underwater action, and features enough ironic line readings that it could almost pass for the latest entry in the MCU.
If Glass and Aquaman are not heroic enough for you, there is always Shazam. Back in the 1940s, Shazam was known as Captain Marvel and his adventures were published by Fawcett. Claiming that Captain Marvel was clear rip-off of Superman, DC attempted to sue Fawcett out of business and then purchased the character, renaming him Shazam. Now, Shazam is coming to theaters. Shazam’s appeal has always been retro so, naturally, the trailer is full of references to Game of Thrones and self-reflexive humor.
Following the 2014 Godzilla reboot and Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla: King of the Monsters is the third chapter in Legendary’s Monsterverse. This one will see Godzilla meeting Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah. Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be released on May 31st, 2019.
Also released at SDCC was the latest trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Gridenwald. Fantastic Beasts will be released on November 16th.
In Patient Zero, Matt Smith and Natalie Dormer try to find a cure for a virus that is transforming humanity into zombies. The film is scheduled to be released through video-on-demand on 14 August 2018, before a limited theatrical release on 14 September 2018.
I Still See You is the latest B-movie to feature Bella Thorne getting stalked. Will you see I Still See You when it’s released on October 12th?
In the upcoming comedy, Second Act, Jennifer Lopez plays an ambitious woman who is mistaken for a high-level business consultant. With a plot like that, Second Act sounds like it could be the funniest film of 2004. Second Act will be released on November 21st, 2018.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg has already been the subject of one of the year’s most successful documentaries. She gets the biopic treatment with On The Basis of Sex. Felicity Jones plays Ginsburg while Mimi Leder returns from her cinematic exile to handle directing duties. On The Basis of Sex will be released on December 25th.
Finally, the trailer for the 9th season of The Walking Dead dropped at SDCC and promised a new world with new rules. Season 9 premieres on October 7th.