Tuesday brought a lot of DC to its session, including a trailer for The Flash and Dwayne Johnson directing DC League of Super-Pets and Black Adam. The cast of the films was stopped by with a trailer, as well as those who had a slew of hits.
Zachary Levi, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Asher Angel, cast members of Fury of the Gods, arrived for the presentation at Caesars Palace Colosseum, along with Helen Mirren, who plays Hespera.
Levi described the experience of kicking the gang back together as "super dreamy." The original's themes would remain in the sequel. "We don't want to take advantage of the magic we were able to find in the first movie, balancing action, comedy, and drama. That's a huge part of what people associate with in the first film."
Angel, who plays young Billy Batson, said: "The last time everyone saw Billy he was a kid, and he's grown up and matured." I'd argue that adulthood is on the way, because he does not know what will happen to him. That's why he is attempting to enjoy the moment, and hey, have these superpowers."
Mirren called the gang "The most incredible crazy family I've ever had the privilege to be a small part of." You just have to hold your nose and jump into the deep end and allow the storm to take you.
Shazam was kicked off in Paris with a glimpse of Wonder Woman, whom he's wooing, suggesting they might be known as the "Hottie Goddies" or "Shezam," but it's Djimon Hounsou's Wizard who has arrived to tell Shazam he must "fight for your family, fight for the world."
The film, which was made Avatar 2 on December 16, is currently dated on the same weekend as Avatar from Disney/20th Century Studios. Certainly there is enough room in a Christmas marketplace for two blockbusters as moviegoing reboundes.
Jason Momoa, who plays Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, spoke with Aisha Tyler, who came up onstage and talked with Warner Bros' CinemaCon host. Momoa said he was "stoked to have the band back together," saying, "It will be the best film of the year."
Wan talked about the latest technology he used in the film, including putting 100 cameras on the actors, and then showing their performance and then directing a 3D action.
It frees me up to do other things, Wan said.
"I'm still in the midst of my director's cut," Wan told Tyler before demonstrating off a sizzle reel that showed Black Manta coming to greater power. Lots of swirly, octopus-like underwater machines here.
Wan said that the return to Atlantis will continue the story and world that was created in the first film and "take it to the next level." That's all with "these new different kingdoms and new intense characters."
Momoa echoed that "the characters coming in are quite intense. Nothing else I've ever been a participant of that."
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom's release date is March 17, 2023.