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Marvel Studios Not Coming to Comic-Con This Year, Says James Gunn

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Attendee hearts are breaking over this notion, which Gunn just kinda dropped on a Facebook Q&A. But honestly, they might as well not have been there last year, with the only major announcement having been that Guardians of the Galaxy was getting a sequel. They’ve promoted Ant-Man at Comic-Con so many times that it’s just getting silly now, and their entire slate for the next couple of years, including Spider-Man, is already known.

As for those of you who think they’re saving big announcements for D-23, I have one word: BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I’ve covered the last two D-23s, and all they ever do is briefly show an image or two of each film on next year’s Disney slate, speeding through it all in a hurry. The event isn’t about huge casting news, ever. And if there’s big Star Wars news, as Comics Alliance suggests, it won’t come at D-23 in a year where there’s an actual Star Wars Celebration happening. A couple of the actors will come on stage and wave and that’s it.

And besides, who says Sony won’t have something to say about Spider-Man?

Side note: Interesting that Comic-Con’s Facebook page no longer has “San Diego” as part of its name. Negotiating tactic?

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist