Recent news has revealed that San Diego Comic Con will be completely Marvel-free this coming July. This, of course, has a lot of fans up in arms as Marvel usually this time of year to knock our socks with tasty little teasers to their future films. This is also the time of year where DC and Marvel compete to see which studio can get their fans hyped up the most. Guardians of the Galaxy Director, James Gunn, sort of confirmed this rumor a few months ago in an AMA where he stated that he wasn't going to Comic Con because Marvel wasn't planning on attending Comic Con.
However, it was officially confirmed a few days ago that Marvel will not be setting up in Hall H this year. Many people are questioning this decision because after they announced their entire phase three line-up last December; you'd think they'd want to follow that up with something even more epic to tease their more hyped up movies such as Black Panther, Captain Marvel or the upcoming Civil War.
Although, the real question is...
Does Marvel really need to attend Comic Con this year?
I mean, we already know exactly what's coming up in the phase 3 line up. We know that Marvel intends to make a solo film for Doctor Strange, the Inhumans, Spider-Man, Black Panther and Captain Marvel. Most fans can probably guess how Civil War is gonna go down and who's literally gonna bite the bullet. Besides, this could give DC and Warner Bros. a chance to really steal the show with a new teaser for Batman v. Superman or another upcoming DC film such as Wonder Woman or Aquaman. Or maybe Fox can start wowing us with Fantastic Four and X-Men: Apocalypse
Besides, this won't in anyway backfire or hurt Marvel's box office or television success. If anything, this will get fans more hyped and excited for next year's Civil War because more people will create fan theories, predictions and so forth about the film and just build up the hype, just as they did for Age of Ultron. Marvel has yet to let us down yet when it comes to their cinematic universe and they have had a hell of a good two years will successes like Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Age of Ultron and the Daredevil Netflix series.