By Stephen Ippolito | March 1st, 2021
For a second straight year, thousands of MCU fans will not be traveling to San Diego in July for the biggest comic book convention on earth. Comic-Con International just announced that this year’s San Diego Comic-Con (July 23-25) will once again be virtue.
“While we are buoyed by the rollout of the vaccine and the growing number of individuals being inoculated, it appears that July will still be too early to safely hold an in-person event of the magnitude of Comic-Con. For this reason, we have made the challenging decision to postpone Comic-Con 2021 as an in-person gathering until our 2022 dates.”
Unlike last year, organizers did say that they are planning to hold a “smaller in-person event” for November. More information they say will be available at a later date.
As mentioned before, this is the second straight year that the event will be free online. While there were some studios that did participate last year, Marvel Studios did not.
The news really shouldn’t come as a surprise. A majority of the county’s movie theaters still aren’t open. To think that a convention that brings over 150,000 people together would happen just didn’t seem realistic.
Like there Disney Investor Day event in December, I’m sure Marvel Studios will think of another way to announce their upcoming projects.