San Diego Comic-Con 2019: TV Is the King of This Con – But Will It Be a Long Reign?

Comic-Con organization says it doesn’t “necessarily” think film studios’ absence is a trend

After skipping San Diego Comic-Con last year, Marvel Studios will make a triumphant return to the convention center this week with two “Avengers: Endgame”-centric panels, as well as their Saturday night Hall H presentation.

The latter experience is arguably the most anticipated of the week, especially for Marvel Cinematic Universe fans eagerly awaiting news about Phase 4.

But even the avalanche of MCU announcements sure to come from those panels can’t make up for the fact that film buffs will largely be hurting for new info at Comic-Con 2019.

While Paramount is kicking things off Thursday with a “Terminator: Dark Fate” Hall H panel, Sony, Universal and Warner Bros have decided to forgo this year’s event, which just so happens to be its 50th anniversary.

And with film studios scarce this week, television is picking up the slack.

SDCC 2019 is packed with panels for TV series, including HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and “Westworld,” CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Star Trek: Picard,” AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and “Fear the Walking Dead,” Netflix’s “The Witcher” and “Dark Crystal:…

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Jennifer Maas

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