San Diego Comic-Con is the biggest entertainment event of the year, an opportunity for networks and studios to drop countless reveals. Over the course of four days, fans get the chance to attend innumerable panels, interact with the cast and crew of their favorite films and shows, and watch exclusive footage. A lot of companies deliberately choose to release new trailers as part of SDCC.
Well over 100,000 film-and-TV lovers attend SDCC, while the rest of the world settle for watching the internet for the latest breaking news. Fortunately, Screen Rant was right there in the fray at SDCC, and we've ensured viewers are kept up-to-date on everything from the Aquaman trailer drop to the latest Star Wars publishing announcements.
As the Con begins to wind down as it enters its final day, we're taking the opportunity to collect all the biggest reveals of this year's SDCC for your easy reading.
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Surprise First Shazam! Trailer
It had long been rumored that Warner Bros. would drop footage for Shazam! at their panel on Saturday, but few had expected the studio to show an actual trailer - let alone release it online. It was absolutely hilarious, assuring viewers that the upcoming DC film slate will embrace a wide range of tones and styles.
The Plot of Glass
The Glass trailer offered a first look at one of the most eagerly-anticipated thrillers of the next year. A sequel to M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable and Split, Glass sets Bruce Willis's David Dunn and Samuel L. Jackson's Elijah "Mr. Glass" Price against James McAvoy's Kevin Crumb/The Beast. Shyamalan revealed that the current cut of the film includes 21 of Kevin's different personalities.
Godzilla's Enemies Revealed
The first trailer for Godzilla: King of Monsters dropped on Saturday, and offered a spectacular first glimpse of the monsters set to appear in the film. Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah are classic Toho creations but have never been seen in an American film. Although Godzilla 2's trailer mostly hid them behind smoke, we now have a much better idea of how they've been adapated.
Aquaman Got Two Trailers
On Saturday, the Warner Bros. panel dropped the much-awaited first trailer for Aquaman, giving viewers their first glimpse of Atlantis. However, an extended trailer was also screened to Hall H, giving a look at Aquaman in his classic orange-and-green costume. Although it's not available online, the general response has been that this exclusive footage was far better than the actual trailer.
A First Look At Nicolas Flamel in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
The Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald section of Warner Bros' panel didn't reveal much, but the trailer certainly did. Most prominently, it offered viewers their first glimpse of Nicolas Flamel, the ancient alchemist who created the Philosopher's Stone. The character is played by 55-year-old actor Brontis Jodorowsky, who has clearly been aged significantly for the role. Another scene in the trailer, featuring the Mirror of Erised, suggested that the film may actually address Dumbledore's secret love for Grindelwald.
Deadpool 2 Super Duper Extended Cut Includes Baby Hitler and Teases Wolverine's Return
In that rare Hall H panel for a released movie, Fox confirmed that the "Super Duper Cut" of Deadpool 2 will include the infamous Baby Hitler scene, in which Deadpool travels back in time to kill Hitler when he was just a baby. An altered version of the post-credits scene also teases the potential return of Wolverine.
Starscream Isn't in Bumblebee After All
Bumblebee's Comic-Con footage gave a much greater sense of tone (and Optimus Prime's role), but the villains are where the big reveals came. Director Travis Knight gave details about the film's Decepticons, including triple-changers Shatter and Dropkick. Knight also revealed that the Decepticon jet seen in the trailers isn't Starscream; it's Blitzwing. This panel was actually the first time Paramount has brought the Transformers to SDCC.
Three More Spider-People for Into the Spider-Verse
Sony's upcoming animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was a highlight of SDCC, with the studio revealing three new Spider-People who will appear in the film: Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Ham, and Peni Parker (and her cybernetic SP//dr suit). Spider-Man noir will be voiced by Nicolas Cage, Spider-Ham by comedian John Mulaney, and Peni by Kimiko Glenn. Responses to clips shown at the Sony panel suggested Spider-Ham will be a highlight.
Venom Footage Confirms Riot
Although Sony failed to drop another Venom trailer at SDCC, the studio did reveal that Riz Ahmed's Dr. Carlton Drake - head of the sinister Life Foundation - will himself be exposed to a symbiote over the course of the film. He'll ultimately become the Venom villain known as Riot. Surprisingly, footage shown left attendees speculating the movie will actually be a PG-13, not - as previously believed - R-rated.
Sony Pulls James Gunn Announcement
Finally, while it may not be a Comic-Con reveal, it certainly shaped the SDCC 2018 weekend: Sony had teased that their panel would include a surprise announcement featuring James Gunn, but the studio pulled this announcement in the wake of his firing from Disney.