twentieth Century Fox will skip Comedian-Con to keep away from trailer leaks
One among Comedian-Con’s largest attracts is all the time the unique trailer screenings for upcoming superhero and science fiction flicks. However now greater than ever, these teasers are being recorded and leaked on-line, a lot to the frustration of Hollywood studios. The state of affairs is so dangerous that twentieth Century Fox, in line with TheWrap and the LA Occasions, has determined to tug out of this yr’s conference. Meaning no sneaky-peeks of upcoming tasks like Wolverine (three?), Maze Runner: The Demise Remedy or Murderer’s Creed.
Numerous trailers leaked on the present final yr, together with Deadpool, X-Males: Apocalypse and Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad. Teasers that exit forward of time supposedly harm the studios in a number of alternative ways: for one, they’re often uploaded in a decrease decision, probably sullying individuals’s notion of the movie. For an additional, they break an in any other case completely deliberate advertising technique, which once more, studios worry dilute the movie’s impression with viewers. The counterargument, in fact, is that any fan curiosity ought to be seen as a constructive. If tens of millions watch a leaked trailer, meaning tens of millions at the moment are conscious and probably within the film.
A Comedian-Con spokesperson advised The Verge: “There are an awesome many issues that go into making an awesome panel presentation. For TV networks and film studios, typically that features unique footage, and whereas we’ve been very diligent in making an attempt to stop footage from being leaked, the reality is in the present day’s know-how makes any assure troublesome. We’re working with our associates on the totally different studios and networks in hopes of discovering a treatment that will probably be useful to them, us and most significantly the followers.”