20th Century Fox pulls out of San Diego Comic-Con 2016 over fears of piracy

After mesmerising fans with clips and visuals from their much anticipated upcoming movies like Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse last year, 20th Century Fox will not be present at the Hall H of San Diego Comic-Con 2016. While the event has been one of the most favoured destinations for companies to showcase teasers and clips of their upcoming movies, in the recent past it agitated some of them as clips revealed in the event went on to be pirated and were uploaded over the internet. Thus, the decision by Fox seemSan_Diego_Comic-Con_International_logo.svgs like a legitimate one. As TheWrap reported that the studio feels it cannot prevent the piracy of custom trailers and exclusive footage routinely screened for fans in attendance. Last year, exclusive Comic-Con footage from both their movies namely Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse, were released over the internet, but they were not the only ones who went through the issue. Exclusive footages from Warner Bros’ upcoming movie Suicide Squad were also leaked online. So what could we have expected from 20th Century Fox, if they did not back out this year? Maybe some glimpses from their upcoming movie Assassin’s Creed, Wolverine 3 and maybe even the final Maze Runner movie. This year, other major names will be attending the event like Sony with their upcoming Spider-Man movie or for that matter Marvel with Doctor Strange. Although, the clips were leaked, Deadpool still managed to garner a gross amount of $760 million worldwide, so it would be safe to say that 20th Century Fox does not want exclusive content to leak.