Comic-Con Trailer For DC's 'Shazam!' Gives Us Our First Look At The Superhero Version Of 'Big'

DC movies have become notorious for their dark and gritty tones, which to some fans doesn't exactly match with the way the characters were written in the comics. With Superman already having taken this route due to the influence of Zack Snyder, its been a mystery as to just what kind of tone they would use for their adaption of Shazam!. With the story focusing on a young kid who becomes a full grown powerful superhero, and the lighthearted Zachary Levi in the title role, most of us expect a pretty family friendly movie. Well it seems like we'll be getting just that, with the latest trailer for the movie showing us a much different side of the DC universe then we've gotten so far.

Below is the first official trailer for Shazam!:

Comparisons to the Tom Hanks movie Big were pretty much inevitable, and it definitely feels like the movie is channeling this. It seems it'll be dealing a lot with the fun a kid would have if he just woke up with these powers one day, and his interactions with his best friend played by Jack Dylan Grazer who seems to be a big fan of the current Justice League roster (As made evident by his Batman T-shirt and are merchandise in his room). It'll be interesting to see just how much the idolization of those other more accomplished heroes will effect Billy Batson.
The mythology of Shazam! stills seems very much intact with the grand wizard being the one who gives him his powers. We also get a look at Batson's foster family who are eventually gifted powers and alter egos of their own in the comics, but its unknown if we'll be seeing any of that in this movie. What will probably disappoint fans most is the lack of Shazam's arch nemesis Black Adam, who will be played the Dwayne The Rock Johnson in the DCEU. The villain here will instead be Dr. Thaddeus Sivana played by Mark Strong, a character made famous by the recent Geoff Johns run of the character.
So what did you thank about the first trailer for Shazam? Are you happy DC went for a lighter tone? Let us know below!

DC Doesn't Stop Rolling The Punches With The First Trailer For James Wan's Epic 'Aquaman' Movie

With Marvel Studios surprisingly sitting out this year's Comic-Con, all the attention was DC's to lose this weekend. Thankfully the studio hasn't disappointed, with the first trailer for Shazam! having already made it debut, and now they've given us a trailer for Aquaman as well. The James Wan directed epic starring Jason Momoa as the led has already sounded very ambitious from what we've heard about it, and the footage we see here lives up to that standard. Adapting a superhero who wasn't taken seriously for years and lives in a complex under water society is no easy feat, but thankfully Wan has boldly taken on that challenge. 

Below is the first official trailer for Aquaman:
Alright so there's a lot to pack in from this trailer, but one thing it makes clear as this is indeed partially an origin story. While Arthur Curry has already participated in the events of Justice League at this point, this will be his first time returning to Atlantis to retrieve his rightful thrown. This has already brought up a striking similarity to Black Panther, where an outside character returns to the society he was born in to become its ruler. Only in this case, Curry will have to take on his half brother Ocean Master (Patrick Wilson) for that honor. The trailer makes clear that Ocean Master is indeed the main villain of the movie, and apparently wants to wage a war with the surface world.
We get glimpses of Curry's past which seems reminiscent of what we saw of Clark Kent's childhood in Man of Steel, so we'll be getting a lot more explanation of who his parents were and how his mother ultimately meets her end. We also see a teenage Arthur training with the Atlantian Vulko played by Willem Dafoe, who will apparently be his main remaining tie to Atlantis growing up. Although most of the movie takes place in Atlantis from what we've seen, we'll apparently be seeing land adventures with Arthur and Mera (Amber Heard) featuring the human Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II).
Its unknown just how important Manta will be in this movie, but its likely he'll serve as a secondary villain working with Ocean Master in some capacity. The character is donning a suit basically straight out of the comics, and will also apparently have an army with him who are similarly armored. This version of Black Manta is apparently a pirate taken out by Arthur Curry earlier in the narrative, so its likely this is why he hold a vendetta against him. Manta ends up being Aquaman's arch rival in the comics, so we can probably expect his role to be expanded on even more in sequels.
So what did you think of the first Aquaman trailer? Do you think DC has a hit on their hands? Let us know below!