The first trailer for Shazam! will debut at San Diego Comic-Con next week. Warner Bros.' upcoming slate of DC movies has plenty of promise. December brings the only DC movie of the year, Aquaman, but the wait won't be long after for another film. Next April, WB and DC will release Shazam!, starring Asher Angel and Zachary Levi. After months of waiting, the first official look at Levi as Shazam was just released.
The arrival of an official image immediately turned attention towards the film's first trailer. There have been rumors for the last several weeks that the trailer will debut at SDCC during Warner Bros.' Hall H panel. Despite the reports, there was no confirmation that those in attendance would see the footage - until now.
Shazam!'s cinematographer Maxime Alexandre confirmed on his Instagram that the first trailer is just over a week away. Alexandre, who previously worked with director David F. Sandberg on Annabelle: Creation, states that those in Hall H next Saturday for Warner Bros. panel will get the first look at Shazam!'s trailer.
Now that San Diego Comic-Con is confirmed to be the launching bad for Shazam!'s trailer, there will be two different DC trailers that will be shown. It was previously confirmed that the first trailer for Aquaman will debut at the convention, and then be released online. This strategy allows for devoted fans and journalists who attend Comic-Con to get the first look, but then lets fans across the world see the footage too. It is unknown at this time whether or not Shazam!'s trailer will have the same type of rollout.
Since the online release is not confirmed, it is best to proceed as if the trailer will just be shown to SDCC attendees. Aquaman director James Wan has held off on the debut of his first trailer to guarantee that the visual effects will withstand multiple viewings. Considering the longevity of this wait, it would be surprising to see WB release another DC trailer that could take some of Aquaman's attention away. Plus, WB's panel isn't just for DC movies. They'll be bringing several films to the convention as well. New trailers for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and Mowgli could both be shown and released online as well, so including the release of Shazam! might be too much.
Shazam! isn't going to hit theaters for another nine months too, so there is plenty of time to get the first trailer ready for the public to see. In the meantime, new details will continue to emerge from outlets, those involved, and maybe even at the panel after the trailer debuts. Now, if it were to leak online, then maybe the Shazam! trailer will be made available for everyone.
Source: Maxime Alexandre
- Aquaman (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018
- Shazam! (2019) release date: Apr 05, 2019
- Wonder Woman 2 (2019) release date: Nov 01, 2019