Sony Is Skipping The 2019 San Diego Comic-Con Clearing The Way For A Marvel Studios-Dominated Affair

The Playlist | 6/28/2019 | Charles Barfield
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The San Diego Comic-Con has gone through quite a few makeovers throughout the years. Starting as a tiny, niche convention decades prior, SDCC morphed into the premier event in the comic book industry. And with the rise of superhero films, the convention has turned into one of the biggest film events of the year, as well. Except in 2019, that seems to be changing, as almost all of the major studios are sitting this year out, including the latest one to flee, Sony.

According to Deadline, Sony is joining Universal and Warner Bros. by stepping aside and skipping this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. And like the other two big studios that won’t be present, Sony has plenty that it could promote in a couple of weeks.

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The most obvious films that should be being promoted at this year’s event are “Zombieland 2: Double Tap,” “Charlie’s Angels,” and “The Grudge.” This films are set to be released in October, November, and January, respectively, and would seemingly gain the most from panels in Hall H. Alas, that’s not to be. There’s also the Blumhouse film “Fantasy Island,” which is arriving in February, but that’s just far enough away that there might not be much to market, and knowing how Blumhouse operates, they were likely going to hold off promoting the film until later this year, anyway.

But maybe the most egregious films that are missing from the comic book-focused event are Sony’s upcoming superhero offerings. Sure, ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home” is arriving next week and was never going to be part...
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