San Diego Comic-Con is almost upon us and fans are probably already excited to learn the juiciest updates on their favorite titles. Unfortunately, not everyone from the comics, TV, and film industry will be gracing this year’s massive convention.
To keep you updated, here’s a round-up of who and which shows are skipping the event.
For the second time in 20 years, the man who gave us Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the two Avengers films isn’t attending the SDCC. It’s a shame Whedon won’t make it to the convention, but his decision makes sense as Justice League is at a critical juncture at the moment. As previously reported, Whedon just took over Zack Snyder in the director’s chair following the latter’s exit over a family tragedy.
The popular space-opera franchise won’t be gracing the event as well. Lucasfilm will be at the Comic-Con but as its spokesperson said, its presence at SDCC 2017 “will be focused on our booth on the convention floor,” so there will be no trailer reveals, no director and cast panels.
But there’s a silver lining to this news. The week before Comic-Con is Disney’s D23 Expo, and there will likely be some kind of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Han Solo reveals happening there.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
Marvel is definitely holding various movie and television panels in the show’s infamous Hall H, but the cast and crew for Agents of SHIELD won’t be there. It’s unknown why the series decided to take the year off, but Comicbook thinks they are gearing up for their fifth season which will debut this coming Winter.
— Maurissa Tancharoen (@MoTancharoen) June 30, 2017
Thor, Black Panther, Avengers, Blade Runner 2049, and the entire DC Films division of the DCEU are also absent from the SDCC 2017 schedule. The first two Marvel films are listed, but not scheduled, per TVOverMind. As for other feature films, important upcoming ones like Kingsman, and Atomic Blonde have not been confirmed yet.
SDCC 2017 will be held at the San Diego Convention Center on July 20 to 23. The final list of panels is expected to be released as late as July 9.