20th Century Fox Pulls Out of San Diego Comic-Con 2016 Over Security Concerns

In an unexpected move, 20th Century Fox has pulled out from appearing at this July's San Diego International Comic-COn.

The studio was expected to reveal more details about the Assassin's Creed movie starring Michael Fassbender, but they are concerned that any footage screened in Hall H would leak onlne as what happened last year with X-Men: Apocalypse.

Fox reportedly "feels it cannot prevent the piracy of custom trailers and exclusive footage routinely screened for fans in attendance," a person familiar with the decision told TheWrap. "The studio will be accounted for in smaller events, like their DreamWorks Animation collaboration Trolls, a second individual close to the studio told TheWrap, who added that footage they would show would be unfinished and far from release."

The Wrap also adds that Disney might also skip this year's Comic-Con, but with Star Wars: Celebration at London and their own D23, they have other avenues to promote their films.

I just don't get why the studio had to back out. Isn't that the point of presenting in conventions? To offer fans a sneak peak? What do you think of their decision to withdraw from the convention?

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