Kevin Feige Explains Why Marvel Is Skipping Comic-Con

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Marvel Studios caused quite a ruckus earlier this month when it announced that it wouldn’t grace Hall H at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International.

Many assumed that Marvel ducked out in favor of Disney’s D23 Expo 2015—which is essentially Disney’s exclusive version of Comic-Con—but the studio never gave a concrete explanation for the absence.

That changed today, when Marvel Studios Head Kevin Feige finally broke his silence on this year’s Comic-Con. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Feige explained that Marvel simply doesn’t have any Comic-Con worthy news at this point in time.

“It was just timing. We had done that [media] event in October, when we announced so much,” Feige said. “Everyone knows what we're doing over the next few years. I really have a belief: If you can't go to Comic-Con and overdeliver, then don't go.”

Feige is referring to the major bombshells Marvel Studios dropped at a separate event last year, where he announced every Marvel Movie movie between 2016’s Captain America: Civil War and 2019’s The Inhumans. But of course, recent developments with Sony Pictures have added a Tom Holland-starring Spider-Man film to the docket since Feige’s October announcements.

So there you have it, folks. We suppose the Marvel Machine can’t produce magic every time we want it to. Or can it? Let us know what you think of Marvel's Comic-Con absence in the comments below.

Want to know when all of Marvel Studios’ movies are hitting theaters? Then check out ComicBook.com’s official Comic Book Movie Release Schedule!

 

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8 Comments

    • Rick
    • 254 Posts in 24 Months

    Makes sense to me. Makes more sense the pissing contest fans love to pretend is going on between everyone

    • DuckN8
    • 12 Posts in 15 Months

    I like it. Don't go and take up everyone's time & money to show nothing.

    • ameritius
    • 551 Posts in 21 Months

    Which is exactly what I said in my comments on just about every article about this that you guys have written.

    • perc2100
    • 1 Posts in 12 Months

    IF Marvel Studios does not have a presentation at D23, I'll buy it. However, I suspect Disney is holding their crown jewel back for D23, as they did in 2011 when they decided NOT to have an AVENGERS panel at Comic-Con and instead have one at D23 Convention. Marvel has brought the goods at every Comic-Con they've presented (and I've seen every Marvel Studios panel at Comic-Con over the years except for 2013), and they brought a fully edited scene from CAPTAIN AMERICA after shooting for less than a week. They'v been shooting CIVIL WAR now for over a month and would have no problem "over-delivering" with that HUGE panel of stars + footage, plus introducing the new Spider-man. Kevin F. is a visionary producer to be sure, but he's also infamous for lying to the press when it best suits his (and Marvel's) needs. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt until the full schedule for D23 is released, but reserve the right to call BS if there is a CIVIL WAR panel at D23 Expo

  1. The exact same thing happened with Nintendo at e3.

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