Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. will not be bringing the latest entries in their popular MCU and DCEU film series to this summer’s virtual edition of San Diego Comic-Con, Deadline is reporting. The news comes as the convention prepares to livestream its panels to viewers July 23-25.
While Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. have confirmed that their movies won’t be participating in San Diego Comic-Con@Home this summer, there’s still no word yet if Sony’s Marvel titles, including Spider-Man: No Way Home, Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Morbius, will take part in the virtual event. Despite its lack of film presence at the convention, Warner Bros.’ television division will be participating, as DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is set to take part in the event.
The news of Marvel Studios’ decision to skip the convention this year comes after it attended San Diego Comic-Con’s last in-person event in 2019, when it announced their phase 4 features and Disney+ series plans. Most of the top cast member from the studio’s movies and televisions shows, including Eternals, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Black Widow and WandaVision.
However, this will be the third year in a row that Warner Bros.’ film division won’t be participating at San Diego Comic-Con. The last time the studio took part in the event was in July 2018, when Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins shared a sneak peek of their superohero sequel, Wonder Woman 1984.
After deciding to skip San Diego Comic-Con@Home this year, Warner Bros.’ movie division decided for the second year in a row to instead promote its film slate at DC FanDome on October 16. Last year, they held a virtual presentation of their DC films and television series, including teasers and cast panels for Batman, Black Adam, Wonder Woman 1984 and Justice League: The Snyder Cut. The studio is still deciding if it will present this year’s Fandome in-person.
San Diego Comic-Con has announced that it’s next live edition will be held over Thanksgiving weekend, November 26-28. There’s no word yet if either Marvel Studios or Warner Bros. will participate in the convention.