The Wrap reported that 20th Century Fox was not going to show any trailers at this year’s Comic-Con, as they’ve been burned in the past by leaked trailers.
At last year’s Comic-Con, Fox showed off crowd-pleasing clips from Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse. Unauthorized versions of these trailers, as well as moments from Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad, were released online within days. As we all know, Deadpool was a total failure, pulling in a meager $760 million worldwide, leaving Fox shareholders only able to wipe their bitter tears away with fistfuls of money.
After last year’s leaks, the writer/director of Suicide Squad, David Ayer, tweeted his pain, remarkably without the use of a single sad-face emoji:
Shame our sneak peek Hall H footage was leaked. #notcool
it's unfair to the fans who waited in line. And not how I intended folks to see it.
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) July 13, 2015
Upcoming films on the Fox slate include such highly-anticipated nerdtastic titles as video game adaptation Assassins Creed, starring Michael Fassbender; Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine 3 and Maze Runner: The Death Cure. Comic-Con attendees will just have to wait for these trailers like the rest of us; one can only imagine the personal agony they experience being treated like Muggles.