San Diego Comic-Con is the Super Bowl of nerd culture — which is now mainstream culture — and the 2018 event is officially upon us. Hordes of fans are lining up inside the San Diego Convention Center to celebrate their favorite TV, movie, comic book, and video game properties. The rest of us can enjoy glimpses of many of the highly anticipated superhero, sci-fi, fantasy, dystopian, and everything-in-between TV series and movies coming out in the near future, as new teasers and trailers are released.
For your convenience, we’ll be collecting the most important trailers of Comic-Con here so you can get all your torturous anticipation in one convenient place. Bookmark this page and keep checking for more throughout the weekend!
There’s a war coming, and Earth’s only hope is the fish-whispering hero known as Aquaman (Jason Momoa).
Grindelwald is back, and there’s only one person who can stop him. (Hint: It’s not Jude Law’s young Dumbledore.)
The kaiju have arrived. The first trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters teases out all our favorite Godzilla monsters and one epic fight.
The knock on Warner Bros. is that it’s too focused on dark and gritty superhero movies. It looks like the studio has found something lighter (think Spider-Man: Homecoming) in Shazam!
Lucasfilm Animation surprised Star Wars fans at Comic-Con by announcing that Star Wars: The Clone Wars will return and pick up where the animated series left off in 2013.
It’s Arrow’s seventh season, and by now the show knows what works: superhero landings, martial arts, and gratuitous shots of Stephen Amell’s abs.
Better Call Saul
The fourth season of Better Call Saul promises a first introduction to a character who’s always been lurking in the shadows.
According to this trailer, Black Lightning will follow up its impressive debut season by introducing an ominous villain who wants to “rip the light out of Black Lightning.”
A school for gifted, talented, peculiar youngsters who … want to become the next generation of master assassins. That’s Deadly Class; look for it in 2019.
The Simpsons creator Matt Groening is behind this dark and raunchy spin on the traditional “find your destiny” princess tale.
Jodie Whittaker is the first woman to play Doctor Who’s title role in the history of the show. She’ll make her debut as the Thirteenth Doctor when season 11 premieres this fall, and this is our first real glimpse of her in action.
The Man in the High Castle
The multiverse lives in season three of The Man in the High Castle, as does the resentment of it in the alt-timeline United States.
After Iron Fist’s rough first season, there’s seemingly nowhere to go but up. The second season, which premieres September 7, promises a war — and Danny Rand is determined to stop it.
Fox’s dystopian post-X-Men mutant show is back, and it looks like we’re going to get comic book fixtures like the Morlocks, as well as a new mutant on the block who’s looking for world domination.
Legacies is a spinoff of a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries, which sort of makes it its own new thing — except that it borrows a lot from Marvel’s X-Men and Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children, just with more vampires, witches, and werewolves.
The trailer for the ninth season of The Walking Dead shows our survivors coming together and, well, realizing that living together as a new community isn’t going to be as easy or as peaceful as they thought. Season nine — which will also be Andrew Lincoln’s last season playing Rick Grimes — debuts October 7.
The Purge franchise finally has its own television show. It’s about four friends who movie to the big city and find out what happens when — I kid. The Purge is about the Purge, the one night a year when all crime is legal and everyone (those who want to Purge and those who don’t) caught in the middle of it.
Riverdale has gone into baby rituals and/or sacrifices, and I’m here for this absolutely bonkers show.
In an effort to make us all feel closer to our inevitable mortality, The CW is rebooting Roswell, the show that made you wonder what ever happened to Majandra Delfino.
This first look at season two, which is expected to debut in 2019, teases Spock, Anson Mount’s Christopher Pike, and guest star Tig Notaro.
The CW’s winsome show is back for another season on October 14, and this time Kara will have to fight a new evil (while sporting a whole new costume).
Barry and Iris are learning how to be parents to their future daughter Nora in The Flash’s new trailer. But that’s not the only thing from the future (a villain, perhaps?) that they’ll have to deal with this season.
Forget what you know about the Teen Titans on television. DC’s Titans is based on the same comic book super team (who were also a fixture as a cartoon back in the day as the Teen Titans and now as Teen Titans Go!), but ostensibly darker and grittier than ever before. Case in point: Robin saying, “Fuck Batman.”
This spooky space story comes from the mind behind Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin.
Young Justice: Outsiders
We can all agree that Young Justice was an amazing animated show that ended too early. Now we have the promise of at least one more season.