Marvel, Sony and Paramount All Skipping Comic-Con – Variety
San Diegoâ€™s lucrative fanboy convention willÂ be missing some key players next month: Marvel Studios, home of the Avengers, wonâ€™t be dressing up for Comic-Con while Sony Pictures and Paramount Pictures have also decided to skip the Hall H presentations.
â€œIt wasnâ€™t a knock against Comic-Con,â€ one spokesperson explains, â€œthe film cycles just didnâ€™t allow it.â€
Sony and Paramount just didnâ€™t have the fanboy material to promote, said sources, while Marvel, which last missed the confab in 2011, already unveiled its new wave of Avengers at a special fan event in October.
Plus, the cost of sending a number of movies to Comic-Con can set back a studio a few hundred thousand dollars, so â€œwhy force the issue?,â€ one exec asks.
But donâ€™t expect it to ruin the party in Hall H: In addition to the new â€œStar Warsâ€ and final â€œHunger Games,â€ fans could see the rumored coming-out party for Warner Bros. and DC Entertainmentâ€™s Justice League, which features Batman, Superman, the Flash and Aquaman, among other surprises.
Also expected are 20th Century Foxâ€™s â€œFantastic Fourâ€ and quite possibly a few â€œX-Men.â€
The 46th edition of Comic-Con will be held July 9-12 at the San Diego Convention Center.