If you have gone to the infamous San Diego Comic-Con in recent years, you probably noticed that many of the heavy hitters have been skipping out on the event. It was nearly ten years ago when every movie (from any genre) would come to the event to promote their movies. However, the money they shelled out for these events did not automatically mean box office gold. This year will be more evident than ever.
Marvel, considered to be one of the cornerstones of the con, will be skipping out this season. Deadline is reporting that Marvel Studios will not provide anything within Hall H this year, and will likely be saving it up for Disney’s own D23 convention that is held nearly a month after Comic-Con. Keep in mind that Marvel does not have anything on the plate this year, as Ant-Man will already be out when the Con comes around.
However, Warner Bros. Entertainment will pick up some of the slack to promo the hell out of their movie slate that begins next year. As we heard the teaser for the announcement last year, we have no real trailer for it, expect the one that debuted last month. With less than a year to go, Warner Bros will promote the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
We may even see some footage from the in-production Suicide Squad and get teased of other movies that are going to be coming down the pipeline. However, it seems that Comic Con will have more in the way of television shows with panels of The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and Doctor Who leading to packed halls.
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