Marvel and DC No-shows for San Diego Comic-Con @ Home ‘21

Marvel and DC No-shows for San Diego Comic-Con @ Home ‘21

San Diego Comic-Con is doing round two of their virtual event from July 23 to July 25. But top players Disney’s Marvel Studio Films and Warner Bros’ DC Films are reported to skip the convention.

Owing to the inexperience of holding online cons, last year’s SDCC was a tad messy. Given that it is better to host an online event in light of the unresolved pandemic situation, SDCC is once again gearing up for San Diego Comic-Con @ Home 2021. The team may have worked to fine-tune their game, but DC Films has still chosen to skip the event for a third time, perhaps in favor of their own in-house convention.

Last year, DC held its FanDome where they had virtual presentations and cast panels of both their TV and film works, including Batman, Black Adam, Wonder Woman 1984, and Justice League: The Snyder Cut. DC’s FanDome will be held for the second time in a row on October 16 this year, with in-person audiences still unconfirmed.

Legendary’s Dune, which will be distributed by Warner Bros., will also be a no-show. Instead, Dune will have its release premiere at the Venice Film Festival on October 3, as well as a screening at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Marvel & DC, A No-Show for San Diego Comic-Con @ Home ‘21
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow | Source: IMDb

DC TV, however, will make a small appearance at SDCC in the form of Legends of Tomorrow’s cast panel. DC Publishing, too, is scheduled to attend.

Marvel, on the other hand, may not be showing up due to the lack of fanfare in an online convention, since it did attend SDCC in 2019 when it announced its major plans around Black Widow, WandaVision, Eternals, Shang-Chi, and more.

Without SDCC’s infamous crowd of attendees to keep both the cast and the franchise abuzz, Disney and Marvel may be opting to do an event of their own too, akin to last year’s Investor Day. An announcement of the same is anticipated.

Marvel & DC, A No-Show for San Diego Comic-Con @ Home ‘21
Venom: Let There Be Carnage | Source: IMDb

Those waiting for a confirmation from Sony for Spider-Man: No Way Home and Venom: Let There Be Carnage will have to keep waiting. There’s no word from Universal either.

Paramount will be at SDCC, bringing with it the panel of Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins.

In November 2021, SDCC will be attempting an in-person event as a “Special Edition”. It may very well be that Marvel and DC show up then.

Source: Deadline