Marvel Studios And Warner Bros.' DC Films Will Both Skip [email protected] For The Second Year In A Row

With just weeks to go until [email protected] takes place for the second year in a row, it's been confirmed that both Marvel Studios and Warner Bros.' DC Films division will give the virtual event a miss.

Warner Bros. skipped the San Diego Comic-Con in 2019, but Marvel Studios was there with a huge presentation that saw them reveal much of their Phase 4 slate. However, the pandemic meant neither studio participated in 2020's "[email protected]," deciding to hold their own virtual events instead.

Warner Bros. went with the well-received DC FanDome, while Marvel Studios' slate was highlighted during Disney's impressive Investor Day. As a result, you probably won't be surprised to learn that they're both planning to give this year's virtual Comic-Con a miss as well. Last year's event drew little attention from the media and featured very few talking points. 

There's still no word on whether Sony Pictures will take the likes of Spider-Man: No Way Home and Venom: Let There Be Carnage to the event, but we wouldn't bank on it. 

DC FanDome means Warner Bros. doesn't need to fork out a huge amount of money to attend Comic-Con either virtually or in person, and it really does feel like the days of massive Hall H panels are nearing an end. They could simply end up being a casualty of the pandemic, and if DC FanDome and Disney's Investor Day proved anything, it's that a Hall H panel isn't needed to build hype for a movie.

Given how hugely successful superhero movies have become in recent years, the days of having to create goodwill at events like Comic-Con with early sneak peeks do feel like a thing of the past, and a shift to online global events feels like a step in the right direction. 

[email protected] takes place between July 23 - 25, while an in-person version takes place November 26 - 28. There's already been a lot of complaints about it taking that Thanksgiving weekend, with many journalists, studios, and talents said to be uninterested in spending the holidays at the event.

We'll let you know if Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. decide to attend. 

Comic-Con Organisers Face Backlash Over Thanksgiving Plans With Actors And Producers Unwilling To Participate
Related:

Comic-Con Organisers Face Backlash Over Thanksgiving Plans With Actors And Producers Unwilling To Participate

San Diego Comic-Con In-Person Convention Cancelled; Will Go Virtual Again In 2021
Recommended For You:

San Diego Comic-Con In-Person Convention Cancelled; Will Go Virtual Again In 2021

DISCLAIMER: This post was submitted by a user who has agreed to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. As a user-generated content platform, Comic Book Movie and Best Little Sites LLC is protected under the DMCA... [MORE]
Related
Comic-Con Organisers Face Backlash Over Thanksgiving Plans With Actors And Producers Unwilling To Participate
It was recently announced that Comic-Con will return to San Diego this year, but during Thanksgiving weekend rather than its normal July slot. However, the organisers are facing significant backlash...
San Diego Comic-Con In-Person Convention Cancelled; Will Go Virtual Again In 2021
We had hoped things would be back to normal by the time the event was scheduled to take place, but San Diego Comic-Con will go virtual again for the second year in a row. Check out the official statement.
Warner Bros. May Be Considering Monetizing DC FanDome And Similar Upcoming Online Events
DC FanDome was a huge success, with 22 million views and over 150 million trailer views. Now, it appears as if Warner Bros. is considering monetizing similar online events moving forward. Check it out...
DC FANDOME Returns With Explore The Multiverse On September 12th; Trailer For The Event Released
DC FanDome was a massive success for Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, and we now have a trailer and details on the upcoming second day of the event which will put the focus on comics, TV shows, and more.
DC FanDome Was A Huge Hit For Warner Bros. With 22 Million Views; Trailers Generate Over 150 Million Views
Saturday's DC FanDome event was quite the experiment for WarnerMedia, but it's one that paid off, and it sounds like the plan is to make this a yearly event. Find out more details after the jump...