San Diego Comic-Con International is always the biggest convention of the year with the most elaborate cosplays, the biggest stars, the hugest fans, and the most exclusive premieres and trailers of the biggest and new genre films and TV shows. SDCC is truly the epitome of a geek’s heaven.
Truly a great time for anyone attending and for those at home now that Hall H panels will be streamed, but thanks to rampant piracy at the event, most noticeably at the Hall H panels, 20th Century Fox isn’t taking any chances and are pulling out due to piracy fears.
Its no secret that movie studios hate the exclusive footage and trailers being leaked out from the panels as to paying crowd, even though most of them end up online anyway, but Warner Bros in particular last year didn’t like having to release Suicide Squad footage because of it and Fox looks to avoid it all together.
Which kinda stings to those going hoping to get a first look at the film adaptation of Assassin’s Creed, Hugh Jackman’s last Wolverine film, and Maze Runner: The Death Crew.
While not presenting in Hall H, Fox still plans to have a presence with smaller events related to the con. This might be good for it since the con always has a lot of related events surrounding it from the Nerdist to Nerd HQ, but the absence of the studio in Hall H might hurt it a bit.
Reaction to Fox’s decision has been all over the place with some upset, throwing around snark, and even considering canceling their plans for SDCC.
How do you feel about this, you stand or against Fox doing this? Do you even think that Hall H is worth all the hype and wait? Let us know in the comments below!