1:15pm PT by Graeme McMillan
Comic-Con: Warner Bros. and DC Skipping Hall H, 'It: Chapter Two' Coming to ScareDiego
This year’s San Diego Comic-Con is going to be missing an annual tradition, with Warner Bros. skipping its Saturday morning presentation in Hall H. That means the studio's next such geek offerings such as The Joker, Birds of Prey and Wonder Woman 1984 won’t be debuting new footage at the annual pop culture extravaganza.
But the studio isn't entirely skipping the loud pop and geek culture festival from Comic-Con, as It: Chapter Two will be part of satellite event ScareDiego, according to director Andy Muschietti, who made the announcement on Instagram. The event, going on three years, has become one of the highlights of Wednesday's preview night, with a raucous and fun vibe in a more contained venue in comparison to the cavernous Hall H. It is also where the studio gave a sneak peek on the first It and last year unveiled footage from The Nun and The Curse of La Llorona.
The studio will show footage and members of the cast will be on hand for the It: Chapter Two presentation.
Rumors of the unexpected move initially broke Wednesday morning on social media, before being confirmed by Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins in a tweet where she wrote, “We’re so sad to miss you there!”
To offer a consolation prize for patient fans waiting for more Wonder Woman 1984 updates, Jenkins went on to reveal that promotion for the movie — which is set to be released June 5, 2020 — will begin in earnest in December. She additionally presented a new promotional image for the feature, showing off a colorful look at things to come.
Comic-Con is set to run July 18-21, with ScareDiego taking place July 17.
By now you’ve heard: WB isn’t going to Hall H this year. We’re so sad to miss you there! And waiting until Dec. to start our official #WW84 campaign in full-- But the truth is… we can just… barely… wait… pic.twitter.com/QllFzhYRA6— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) June 5, 2019
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