One of the biggest events in fandom is right around the corner. San Diego Comic-Con is upon us once again, and 2018 could be a huge year for the folks at DC. Specifically, with the Marvel Cinematic Universe skipping a massive Hall H panel, the DCEU is uniquely suited to take control of the pop culture narrative and make a huge impression with one of the biggest events of the summer.
With all of that in mind, we have put together a list of ways that DC and the DCEU can dominate when San Diego Comic-Con rolls around this year. We have several different points to get to, so let's get started with an Aquaman reveal that we know is coming.
Drop The Aquaman Trailer
Compared to other movies that DC has marketed over the years, James Wan's Aquaman remains relatively close to the chest. The film's December 21, 2018 premiere is right around the corner, but we've only seen a handful of images and reveals in the leadup to its release. That said, with Comic-Con 2018 happening later this month, there's no better time to finally drop the Aquaman trailer and give us our first good look at Arthur Curry in action in his first-ever solo movie. This one is pretty much a given (and DC has actually confirmed that it WILL happen), so make sure to keep an eye out for the Aquaman trailer when DC kicks its presentation into high gear in San Diego!
An Official Shazam! Photo
Looking beyond the release of Aquaman, 2019 will kick off with some lighthearted fun courtesy of director David F. Sandberg and Shazam! The live-action adventure for Billy Batson recently finished production, but the only real glimpses that we have seen of Zachary Levi as the titular hero have come in the form of leaked behind-the-scenes images from the movie's set in Canada. Those images led to some online criticism about the look of the suit (which will clearly require some post-production work to complete), but DC has remained almost entirely radio silent with regards to showing us anything from the film. The marketing campaign for Shazam! will likely be in full swing by the time WonderCon 2019 rolls around, so SDCC is best opportunity to provide a first look.