For the last couple of months people have been saying that Marvel wouldn’t be holding a big SDCC panel, and today it’s confirmed.
Deadline has confirmed that there won’t be a big Marvel panel at SDCC this year, but there’s a big DC one:
That cedes the stage for Warner Bros-based DC, which will be holding a significant presentation to introduce the Zack Snyder-directed Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Suicide Squad, both of which reach theaters next year, followed by the Gal Gadot starrer Wonder Woman and Justice League, Part One, which arrive in 2017. It is a real opportunity for Warner Bros to impress the fanboys, and it seems likely that Will Smith, Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and others will be front and center to feel that superhero love.
They go on to say that Marvel really doesn’t have anything to show, but there’s more to it than that. First off, Warner Brothers sponsors San Diego Comic Con. Last year this resulted in the Con giving Warner all of Saturday night on Hall H to show their DC pilots to the crowd. Also Disney doesn’t quite like promoting their stuff to a captive audience walking around with giant Warner Brothers billboard bags slung over their shoulders.
The other reason is because Disney is holding their own convention one month later in Anaheim. It’s there we’re likely to see the first footage from Captain America: Civil War and the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.