Last week, it was reported that 20th Century Fox would no longer participate in Hall H presentations at Comic-Con International: San Diego due to concerns over footage shown in previous years being pirated and leaked to the public. Comic-Con International has now responded, issuing the following statement:
“As any fan of Comic-Con knows there are a great many things that go into making a great panel presentation. For television networks and movie studios sometimes that includes exclusive footage, and while we have been very diligent in trying to prevent footage from being leaked, the truth is today’s technology makes any guarantee difficult."
"We are working with our friends at the different studios and networks in hopes of finding a remedy that will be beneficial to them, us and most importantly the fans who make Comic-Con the best convention of its kind in the world.”
Fox will reportedly still participate in smaller presentations, despite their absence from Hall H. Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016 will be held July 21-24.