Comic Con round-up Part 1 Simon Fitzjohn July 23, 2018 Editor's Choice, Latest News and Videos 1070 The dust is just about settling on Comic Con in San Diego, when genre junkies get their fix of all the excitement around the corner. To be honest, there’s just too much for us here at Movie Ramblings towers to get our heads around, so here’s the first round-up of trailers we set our eyes on… SHAZAM! – APRIL 2019 We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out.Â In Billy Batsonâ€™s (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one wordâ€”SHAZAM!â€”this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Zachary Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard.Â Still a kid at heartâ€”inside a ripped, godlike bodyâ€”Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them!Â Can he fly?Â Does he have X-ray vision?Â Can he shoot lightning out of his hands?Â Can he skip his social studies test?Â Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child.Â But heâ€™ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong). â€œShazam!â€ also stars Jack Dylan Grazer (â€œITâ€) as Billyâ€™s best friend and ultimate superhero enthusiast, Freddy, part of the foster family that includes Mary, played by Grace Fulton (â€œAnnabelle: Creationâ€); Darla, played by Faithe Herman (TVâ€™s â€œThis is Usâ€); Eugene, played by Ian Chen (TVâ€™s â€œFresh Off the Boatâ€); and Pedro, played by Jovan Armand (TVâ€™s â€œHawaii Five-Oâ€).Â Cooper Andrews (TVâ€™s â€œThe Walking Deadâ€) and Marta Milans (TVâ€™s â€œKiller Womenâ€) play foster parents Victor and Rosa Vasquez, with Ron Cephas Jones (â€œThis is Usâ€) as the Wizard. AQUAMAN – DECEMBER 14, 2018 From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, â€œAquaman,â€ starring Jason Momoa in the title role.Â The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetimeâ€”one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to beâ€¦a king. The film also stars Amber Heard (â€œJustice League,â€ â€œMagic Mike XXLâ€) as Mera, a fierce warrior and Aquamanâ€™s ally throughout his journey; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (â€œPlatoon,â€ â€œSpider-Man 2â€) as Vulko, council to the Atlantean throne; Patrick Wilson (â€œThe Conjuringâ€ films, â€œWatchmenâ€) as Orm/Ocean Master, the present King of Atlantis; Dolph Lundgren (â€œThe Expendablesâ€ films) as Nereus, King of the Atlantean tribe Xebel; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Netflixâ€™s â€œThe Get Downâ€) as the vengeful Black Manta; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (â€œThe Hours,â€ â€œLionâ€) as Arthurâ€™s mom, Atlanna; as well as Ludi Lin (â€œPower Rangersâ€) as Captain Murk, Atlantean Commando; and Temuera Morrison (â€œStar Wars: Episode II â€“ Attack of the Clones,â€ â€œGreen Lanternâ€) as Arthurâ€™s dad, Tom Curry. FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD – NOVEMBER 2018 At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne).Â But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. Â In an effort to thwart Grindelwaldâ€™s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead.Â Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world. Â The film features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp.Â The cast also includes, ZoÃ« Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, andÂ Poppy Corby-Tuech. Â â€œFantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwaldâ€ is directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling.Â The film is produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.