Marvel Skips San Diego Comic Con – and DC Takes Advantage

The eye sees all - and it sees DC not Marvel at this year's SDCC.

The eye sees all – and it sees DC, not Marvel, at this year’s SDCC.

To the surprise of no one – and the delight of DC – Marvel will be skipping San Diego Comic Con this year. The mother of all comic book geekery will have a Marvel-less Hall H, as rumors persist that their marketing and star powers are expected to land at D23, Disney’s own convention.

With Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and Captain America: Civil War waiting in the wings, Marvel is opting out of the “world’s largest pop culture convention,” which gives plenty of room for rival DC – via Warner Bros – to fill the space with their own upcoming movies and television shows. Expect a heavy DC presence, including Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, as well as Wonder Woman and Justice League, Part One as Warner Bros. attempts to woo the serious fanboys and fangirls with their other universe of super heroes.

Does this mean heavy hitters like Will Smith, Henry Cavill, and Ben Affleck might be showing up? Seems like a good chance of that happening!

San Diego Comic Con takes place July 9-12 at the San Diego Convention Center. If you weren’t able to snag a ticket, make sure you come back here to withanaccent.com for coverage!