A major studio is skipping one of the year’s biggest geek events. IGN reports that Warner Bros. will be sitting out the Hall H panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con to focus on the convention floor.
For the first time in years, the major studio will be missing out on a major part of San Diego Comic-Con. That being said, they will be having a very large floor presence with the help of DC Comics. Together, they will showcase their latest films, comics, games and more for fans to see while trekking through the con. This news means that films like Wonder Woman 1984 and Birds of Prey will not debut their trailers this summer.
Don’t cry just yet, along with the news of their Hall H absence, It Chapter Two director Andy Muschetti confirmed on his Instagram that they will be taking the film to the convention. It won’t be in Hall H, but instead at Warner Bro’s “ScareDiego” event. It is not clear if the film will be screened early for fans in attendance, but I am sure exclusive footage will be shown.
The decision to be absent this year is likely due to a variety of reasons, but I can’t help but think it may have to do with another studio’s highly-anticipated panel. Marvel Studios is said to be unveiling their slate for the next few years in Hall H, after skipping last year when WB/DC dominated the conversation with their trailers. Taking a more grounded approach to the convention could help them maintain their usual presence while also not showing off all of the goodies they typically debut at Hall H.
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