Comic-Con@Home 2021 will be kicking off later this month, but two of the biggest studios in the world won’t be there. Deadline is reporting that both Disney’s Marvel Studios and Warner Bros.’ DC films won’t be attending the virtual convention.
The report doesn’t state a reason for the companies deciding to skip out on the event, but with the virtual event returning once again, it’s probable that the studios simply didn’t want to showcase some of their most highly anticipated things without a live audience available. At the moment, it’s unknown if Sony’s Marvel properties, including the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and Morbius will make any kind of appearance.
As for Warner Bros., this will mark the third year in a row that the studio’s DC films won’t be at Comic-Con. The last time the studio was there was during 2018’s San Diego Comic-Con, when Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins showed off an early look at Wonder Woman 1984. With their own DC Fandom happening again in September, it’s unlikely that the company will be missing much of the Comic-Con world, although it still may be disappointing for fans who were hoping to get a sneak peek at some footage earlier in the year.
While Comic-Con@Home 2021 will take place later this year from July 23 through July 25, 2021, there will be a live edition of San Diego Comic-Con happening later this year, from November 26 through November 28, 2021. It’s unclear at the moment whether or not Marvel Studios or Warner Bros. will show up for that event, but with a ton of big projects set to drop around the time for both studios, it wouldn’t be too out of the ordinary.