No ‘Assassin’s Creed’ at Comic-Con!? Fans Upset by Fox’s Pullout

Fox movie studio won’t present in Hall H because of piracy fears

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:

Others were more skeptical, accusing Fox of using the argument as a weak excuse to not attend the annual fan-crazed presentation:

Another observer got glib:

And another is considering cancelling on Comic-Con altogether: