A wizard is never late, nor is he early, but the question of whether he will arrive at San Diego Comic Con is always one worth posing. And with the event only a month away, studios have necessarily begun to show their hands. Hollywood has been playing hard to get with Comic Con lately. At the time, I remember it being blamed on Universal Pictures throwing a ton of Comic Con branding power behind Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, only to have it open fifth at the box office and make “respectable cult classic” money instead of “special effects laden action/comedy” money. That was in 2010, and it’s true that since the biggest Comic Con reveal I can remember was for The Avengers, and not even of footage, but simply of its cast.
At the moment, though it looks as if Disney and Marvel will be back for sure, along with Warner Bros., and yes, they’ll be bringing your favorites.