We already know that Marvel Studios won’t be showing up at SDCC this year because they don’t have enough to show. It looks like two more studios are going to follow Marvel’s lead: Sony Pictures Entertainment and Paramount Pictures.
Why Are Sony and Paramount Skipping This Year?
When you look at the release schedule for both companies, it makes sense why they’re skipping the event.
This year, Paramount has the following coming out:
- Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation — 7/31/15
- Captive — 9/18/15
- Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension — 10/23/15
- Scouts vs. Zombies — 10/30/15
- Rings — 11/13/15
There’s nothing on that list that would make a big splash at the event. Of course, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (6/3/16) and Star Trek 3 (7/8/16) are both crowd pleasers, but they’re not going to be out for a while so they’ll probably make it to next years event.
As for Sony, they’ve got a few more movies coming out this year.
- Pixels — 7/24/15
- Kitchen Sink — 9/4/15
- Hotel Transylvania 2 — 9/25/15
- Goosebumps — 10/16/15
- Spectre — 11/6/15
- X-Mas — 11/25/15
- Concussion — 12/25/15
Pixels and Kitchen Sink are the only notable titles here. Both are close enough to release that it won’t matter whether they show up or not. Then, there’s Uncharted (6/10/16) and Ghostbusters (7/22/16), but again those are far enough away that Sony could make an appearance at next year’s event.
So, Who Is Coming This Year?
The list of studios showing up include Warner Bros definitely — as per Jesse Eisenberg’s promise — the CW, and Lionsgate. WB will be showing off a lot of DC stuff, so those attending should still get their comic movie fix.
Marvel TV — not to be confused with their film studio — will also be there with actors from Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter.
Are you disappointed that Marvel, Sony and Paramount are skipping this year?