San Diego Comic-Con 2018 starts soon, so we break down all the movie and TV show trailers that are expected to be released over the weekend. Comic-Con International in San Diego is one of the biggest entertainment events of the year. Not only do fans get a chance to meet the creators of their favorite geek-geared media, but movie studios and TV networks bring some of their biggest upcoming projects to show off on the Hall H stage - and generate buzz among the fans and press in attendance. One of the best ways to generate that buzz is to unveil a new trailer or exclusive footage.
This year, Marvel Studios may be skipping Comic-Con, but there are plenty of other movies and TV series - both established and upcoming - that are expected to have a presence during the event. Warner Bros. has their usual Saturday morning panel where they'll preview some of their upcoming releases, while 20th Century Fox will be bringing their previously released X-Men universe movie, Deadpool 2, for a panel and a screening of the extended cut. Plus, The CW's Arrowverse shows will host their own panels and preview the upcoming seasons of their various superhero adventures.
Of course, for those who follow along at home, the trailers are the highlight of Comic-Con - at least, when they're released online. So, with Comic-Con kicking off this week, we look at the lineup of movies and TV shows confirmed to have a presence at the event and predict which ones will debut new trailers. We'll keep this post updated throughout the week as we get more information about what to expect from Comic-Con 2018.
Movie Trailers To Expect At Comic-Con 2018
The first big movie panel is actually Wednesday night, the evening before Comic-Con officially kicks off, with New Line Cinema's "Scarediego," at 9:30-10:30pm PST. The studio is expected to preview their upcoming Conjuring universe spinoff, The Nun. New Line debuted the first teaser trailer for The Nun earlier this summer, so the studio will likely unveil a full length trailer for the movie. New Line will also preview their upcoming sequel IT: Chapter Two. However, since the movie only recently began filming, it's unlikely they'll have much, if any, footage to screen. If they do, it will most likely be a Comic-Con exclusive. Otherwise, New Line may release a brief teaser for the IT sequel, perhaps revealing the grown-up Losers' Club in costume and/or a shot of Pennywise.
On Thursday, the biggest movie panel is 20th Century Fox's The Predator, at 10:30-11:30am PST. Fox has already released a teaser trailer and full-length trailer for The Predator, so while the studio may unveil another trailer for the film at Comic-Con, it's more likely they'll screen clips and footage at the panel that may or may not be released to the public. Fox may only release a fraction to the public if any. However, those in attendance will no doubt offer their thoughts of what's screened and may provide descriptions of whatever's screened.
Friday has three big movie panels: Universal Pictures' Glass and Halloween at 3:45-4:45 pm PST, Bumblebee at 5-6pm PST, and Sony Pictures' panel at 6:15-7:15pm PST. Given all the teases we've seen from it in the last few weeks, we'll almost surely get the first trailer for Glass, M. Night Shyamalan's followup to both Unbreakable and Split. Further, though we've seen a trailer for Halloween, it's possible we'll get another new trailer or clip from the upcoming revival. We've also already seen a teaser trailer for Bumblebee, so a full-length trailer is likely to debut during the panel. And as for Sony's panel, they'll be previewing Venom and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, both of which have unveiled full-length trailers already. As such, Sony may release new trailers or clips from either film, or screen Comic-Con exclusive footage during their panel that won't be released online. If that's the case, Screen Rant will have you covered with footage descriptions.
Saturday is the final day for big movie panels, with Warner Bros. set for the morning (10:30am-12:30pm PST) and Deadpool 2 (5:15-6:15pm PST) as well as the Deadpool 2: Uncut screening at night (10pm-12am PST). Warner Bros. has already confirmed the first Aquaman trailer will debut at Comic-Con, and rumors point to the first teaser for Shazam! also being unveiled, though it's unclear whether that will be released online. Warner Bros. may also tease Wonder Woman 1984 with some early footage, but that is much less likely to be officially released. In non-superhero related movies, Warner Bros. may also reveal new trailers for upcoming releases like Mowgli, Fantastic Beasts: The Crime of Grindelwald, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, or Godzilla: King of Monsters. As for the Deadpool 2 panel, it's unlikely there will be any new trailers, unless it's for the film's home release.