Why Marvel, Sony AND Paramount Are Skipping Comic-Con


Marvel, Sony and Paramount will not be attending this year's Comic-Con. According to Variety, “It wasn’t a knock against Comic-Con,” one spokesperson explains, “the film cycles just didn’t allow it.”
Sony and Paramount just didn’t have the fanboy material to promote, said sources, while Marvel, which last missed the confab in 2011, already unveiled its new wave of Avengers at a special fan event in October. Plus, the cost of sending a number of movies to Comic-Con can set back a studio a few hundred thousand dollars, so “why force the issue?,” one exec asks.
Marvel's next feature film is 'Ant-Man' - Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. Sony has recently teamed up with Marvel for the new Captain America movie, 'Atlanta on set of 'Captain America 3'. Spider-Man GoBOb / But, that doesn't mean that Comic-Con is ruined. 'Star Wars' and 'Hunger Games' fans will be able to see their favorite stars, and catch an inside glimpse at some of the biggest movies. In addition, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment's Justice Leage, which features Batman, Superman, the Flash and Aquaman, will be in attendance at this year's Comic-Con. Image Credit: Tofudevil / Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.

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