Warner Bros. have canceled March 16's planned New York premiere of the animated Superman: Red Son film over concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
"As the impact and spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, Warner Bros. is placing added emphasis on the health and welfare of its employees, talent and fans," reads a statement. "To help minimize risk of exposure, Warner Bros. has opted to take preventative measures and cancel the New York premiere of “Superman: Red Son” on March 16, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused, and we look forward to seeing you at future events."
A Los Angeles premiere of the film was held February 24 with no apparent issue.
Warner Bros. have upcoming events planned at Emerald City Comic Con (March 12-15), Fan Expo Dallas (March 27-29), WonderCon (April 10-12)), and Comic-Con International: San Diego (July 23-26). Due to what's described as "ongoing issues due to coronavirus which may impact travel," DC revised a weekend press release changing their planned involvement in these from definite to "may" appear in order "to allow for some flexibility."
In the case of ECCC, DC has four panels announced for the convention.
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