Comic-Con fanatics were more sad than anything else after a report by TheWrap that 20th Century Fox is pulling out of San Diego Comic-Con’s annual Hall H presentation this year over piracy fears.
Fox would likely have shown glimpses of “Assassins Creed,” the Michael Fassbender video game adaptation. Other possibilities could have included early first looks at Hugh Jackman‘s “Wolverine 3” and the recently-delayed “Maze Runner: The Death Cure.”
Fox will still have a presence at ComicCon, just not in Hall H’s main event. Fox will be accounted for in smaller events, like the DreamWorks Animation collaboration “Trolls,” an individual close to the studio told TheWrap.
Some fans directed their dismay at the pirates Fox blames for its decision:
– Corgi Kohmander (@CorgiKohmander) April 28, 2016
Others were more skeptical, accusing Fox of using the argument as a weak excuse to not attend the annual fan-crazed presentation:
It’s okay, 20th Century Fox, I don’t like spending time in Hall H at #sdcc either.
– Stacey Shuttleworth (@YeOldeNerd) April 28, 2016
This feels like Fox is pointing a finger in a direction, but not the REAL direction. https://t.co/wJng26t1eQ
– Marty Day (@martyfnday) April 28, 2016
Another observer got glib:
Don’t worry, Comic Con will still have Zack Snyder Superman movies in Hall H for another four years
– Siddhant Adlakha (@SidizenKane) April 28, 2016
And another is considering cancelling on Comic-Con altogether:
@mjsamps I’m one of those idiots who stands in line for Hall H all day. Refund deadline is in 15 days. I should probably cancel, right?
– David Burns (@davewburns) April 28, 2016