James Gunn Talks San Diego Comic-Con Cancellation

Earlier today inescapable news was confirmed that San Diego ComicCon International has officially been called off for this summer. The annual convention has emerged as a staple of the convention circuit for comic creators. It’s often a place where film studios, television networks, and publishers make salient announcements. And they also launch global premieres of trailers to the masses.

James Gunn about Comic-con

“It’s the ethical thing to do, but It disheartens me to hear about the cancellation of #SDCC this year,” Gunn Tweeted. “I’ll miss all of you. We as creators, studios, and publishers will have to look out for ways to make it up to you the fans in various ways.” Many fans responded to Gunn’s tweet requesting a digital panel or for Warner Bros. It’s a request to deliver footage of his upcoming film The Suicide Squad online when they would have nevertheless .

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The Suicide Squad turns out to close production prior to the coronavirus pandemic closed film sets around the globe. Hence remains on time expected to release on August 6, 2021. Gunn personally confirms that he’s still focusing on editing the movie from home. So a first glimpse at the movie could still come later this summer. The cancellation of San Diego Comic-Con International arrives for the first time in the event’s 50 year history that it has had to be postponed.

COVID-19 concerns

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“Acknowledging that numerous attendees save and schedule for its agreements every year, and numerous exhibitors and stakeholders depend upon its events for a large portion of their income, (the organizers) had a desire to postpone this declaration in hopes that COVID-19 concerns might decrease by summer,” Comic-Con wrote in a statement.  “Constant observing of health consultative and new statements by the Governor of California has made it crystal that it would not be safe to move forth with programs for this year.”

Sources: comicbook, flipboard

Written by Neal Johnson

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