Report: Fox Won't Give a Hall H Presentation at San Diego Comic Con This Year

Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 1:33PM
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Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 1:33PM
Report: Fox Won't Give a Hall H Presentation at San Diego Comic Con This Year
Will San Diego Comic Con attendees miss out on exclusive 20th Century Fox footage this year? According to a new report from The Wrap, the studio is puling out of the famed Hall H at SDCC, because they're afraid that any exclusive footage will be pirated and leaked online.

The report is still unconfirmed, but it would make some degree of sense. Last year, Fox showed an exclusive Deadpool trailer at SDCC, and a pirated version was available within two days, and similarly, their exclusive X-Men: Apocalypse footage was online within a week. One would think that a better alternative would be to show the footage and then release it online within a day or two, so they can build the hype and make money off of the video ads, but most studios haven't quite figured out how to handle piracy yet.

And, to be fair, most of the films that they would present in Hall H would be pretty far off, so footage would be pretty rough. Apocalypse will be out by then, Wolverine 3 is still casting and is planned for 2017 at the earliest, Maze Runner: The Death Cure was just delayed while star Dylan O'Brien recovered from on-set injuries, and Deadpool 2 was only just officially announced. The only real option would have been the Assassin's Creed adaptation starring Michael Fassbender, which is set to come out on December 21 of this year.

Fox will still have a presence at SDCC, of course, but if the studio isn't presenting in Hall H, then only smaller projects will be highlighted, such as their children's movie Trolls. But on a larger level, it will be disappointing if fans miss out on exclusives as a result of pirating, so hopefully studios figure out how to deal with that problem in the future.
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