Yet another major studio is skipping out on presenting at San Diego Comic-Con this year. Sony, despite having a number of projects to possibly present at the convention, such as Venom 2, is skipping out on the major annual pop culture event. Sony joins a list of studios that are already planning to sit out such as Warner Bros., who controls the DC franchise, and Universal, who have the Transformers movies and other possible projects in development that might play well with the SDCC crowd.
According to a new report, Sony Pictures won't be presenting at Hall H in 2019. However, it's noted that the studio isn't ruling out a return in the future. Last year, the studio presented the animated hit Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which went on to become a box office success and won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. They also held a presentation for Venom, which starred Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock and, despite a critical lashing, went on to become one of the biggest box office hits of 2018, bringing in $855 million.
Sony does have Spider-Man: Far From Home opening next week and Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood set to arrive on July 26. Those are titles that might otherwise be worth presenting at SDCC, but the timing doesn't work out terribly well. The studio's marketing team also surely has their hands full trying to push those movie's out to the masses now. They might not have time to put together a full Hall H presentation. Despite that, they do have several movies that might be worth showcasing at such an event, such as Zombieland: Double Tap, Charlie's Angels, The Grudge, Vin Diesel's Bloodshot, Blumhouse's Fantasy Island and their Marvel Comics adaptation Morbius starring Jared Leto.
For a number of years, it was all but a given that each of the major studios would put on a Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con. However, in recent years, that hasn't been the case. It's been increasingly common for several studios to sit the event out from year to year. Marvel Studios opted not to present last year, for example. Though, they're going to make their return this year and that could be an important point looking forward to the event next month.
Marvel Studios has yet to announce their slate beyond Avengers: Endgame and it's expected that they will reveal the first details of their future slate during this year's Hall H presentation. With several other big studios skipping out, it will pave the way for Marvel to absolutely dominate the headlines that weekend. San Diego Comic-Con 2019 is set to take place from Thursday, July 18 to Sunday, July 21. We'll be sure to keep you updated as any major announcements are revealed, in addition to bringing all of the big news as it drops that weekend. This news was previously reported by Deadline.