Fox set to pull out of San Diego Comic-Con; No Assassins Creed promotion
29 April 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
San Diego, CA, United States (4E) – 20th Century Fox will be skipping this year’s San Diego Comic-Con due to the fact that the company fears piracy over “Assassin’s Creed.”
The company wanted to prevent what happened last year with “X-Men: Apocalypse” regarding the trailer being leaked online. According to reports, 20th Century Fox is concerned that footage about the movie “Assassin’s Creed” screened in Hall H will be available to other fans who did not attend the San Diego Comic-Con.
The movie company reportedly feels that they cannot prevent the piracy of custom trailer and exclusive footage which are “routinely screened for fans in attendance.” An individual familiar with the matter reportedly told a publication about the decision.
It was also reported that the decision comes after the incident last year when Warner Bros. debuted a Comic-Con trailer for “Suicide Squad.” 20th Century Fox did the same thing for “Deadpool” and for both movies, unauthorized video of the footage surfaced online soon after the Hall H screening. The “Suicide Squad” leak was so massive that director David Ayer had to release the official teaser trailer two days later on YouTube.
Although the San Diego Comic-Con is for promotional purposes, the leaking of the unauthorized videos online interferes with movies’ promotional campaign schedule. Aside from “Assassin’s Creed,” 20th Century Fox also has other big movies set for release such as “Alien: Convenant” and a “Wolverine” sequel. There will also be no footage for “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” and any announcement about the possibility of “Deadpool 2”and “Gambit.”
A Comic-Con spokesperson also released a statement after the supposed cancellation of Fox. The statement says that they are working with their friends at the different studios and networks in hopes of finding a remedy that will be beneficial to all parties involved.
20th Century Fox is yet to make an announcement for this matter.