There had been the same old raft of hypothesis forward of the massive Warner Bros./DC panel that kicked off Saturday in Corridor H at this yr’s San Diego Comedian-Con. Would Henry Cavill present as much as affirm he is nonetheless Superman? Would there be thrilling glimpses of upcoming films resembling Batgirl and Blue Beetle and even The Flash? Because it seems, the reply to all of these was a powerful: nope! However what we did get was Dwayne Johnson hyping the ever-loving heck out of Black Adam and Zachary Levi bringing his trademark attraction to the Shazam! Fury Of The Gods panel.
The Shazam! sequel was up first, kicking off with a sizzle reel after which the introduction of Levi, director David F. Sandberg and forged mates Asher Angel, Dylan Grazer, and Lucy Liu.
Not current in individual however sending a video was Dame Helen Mirren, who was with Rachel Zegler. Within the grand custom of Hugh Grant yesterday and lots of British actors earlier than them, Mirren stole the present.
From her clarification for why she wasn’t there herself (a crack about getting right into a battle with a line-cutter on the 2019 present that she says wasn’t actually a battle as a result of “he went down immediately”) to the very best line of the panel, “Zach, darling, sweetheart, I had such a fabulous time kicking the shit out of you,” Mirren was a blast.
There have been the same old side-stepped questions on potential cameos or appearances, however then it was time for the trailer, which you’ll see under.
As sequels go, it seems enjoyable and on the identical degree of humour as the primary – with the menace degree raised by Mirren and Liu’s Sisters of Atlas, who’re none too happy on the “Shazamily” holding godly powers. Oh, and a Quick & Livid reference spoken proper to Mirren, who, in fact, seems in that franchise.
Shazam! Fury Of The Gods is in cinemas from 21 December.
Following that, Dwayne Johnson arrived… Or ought to we are saying Black Adam. Sure, channelling each his wrestling historical past and his film star facet, Johnson made an enormous entrance in costume, showing to drift above the stage because the air crammed with fog and the enormous screens of Corridor H shot lightning bolts.
The panel itself was far more grounded affair, Johnson speaking up his quest to get the film made and co-star Aldis Hodge admitting he thought Johnson’s name to inform him he received the function of Hawkman was a prank.
Wrapping issues up, Johnson introduced that everybody within the corridor would obtain a ticket to see the film on an IMAX display, whereas director Jaume Collet-Serra admitted he’d solely completed it the evening earlier than the panel.
A brand new sneak peek mini-trailer performed through the panel, which you’ll watch under. Black Adam arrives within the UK on 21 October.