Warner Bros and DC DROP OUT out of San Diego Comic-Con for the first time in event's history

Warner Bros and DC DROP OUT out of San Diego Comic-Con for the first time in event's history
DC fans enjoy the various activities at SDCC museum (Andrew Toth/Getty Images)

In what comes as rather surprising news, Warner Bros and DC will not have a booth at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. This will be the first time in the event's history that sees the two miss the marquee convention. However, the freshly merged Warner Bros Discovery will be present. That said, the news has been rather unsurprising for fans who feel much of DC's presentations will happen during the DC Fandome. The SDCC 2022 is slated to start on July 21 and will go on till July 24.

The other major change is the absence of The CW's major series 'The Flash', 'Superman & Lois', and the upcoming installment of 'Supernatural'. Per an exclusive from THR, these shows missing out is attributed to the possible sale of the network. However, 'Game of Thrones' will have a Hall H panel with the prequel coming up in August. DC's 'Sandman' produced with Netflix will have a slot in Hall H as well as 'Riverdale' that closes out with its sixth and final season.


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There is still no official word on whether DC will have any theatrical content surprises planned. The franchise does have a slew of films slated to roll out this year. Dwayne Johnson-starrer 'Black Adam', 'Shazam! Fury of the Gods' and 'DC League of Super-Pets' are all set to arrive between July and December and according to multiple insiders, these movies could make an appearance.

Per SDCC, the 'GoT' panel will focus on the 'House of the Dragon'. The description reads, "Based on George RR Martin’s Fire & Blood, the HBO Original series is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and tells the story of House Targaryen. Created by George RR Martin and Ryan Condal, with Condal and Miguel Sapochnik serving as showrunners, House of the Dragon debuts August 21 on HBO and HBO Max. Hall H."

'Sandman' had a rather lengthy description. "Prepare to enter the Dreaming as the live-action adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s beloved DC comic series arrives in Hall H of San Diego Comic-Con," it read. "There is another world that awaits us when we close our eyes and sleep — a place called the Dreaming, where The Sandman, Master of Dreams (Tom Sturridge), gives shape to our deepest fears and fantasies. But when Dream is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for a century, his absence sets off a series of events that will change both the dreaming and waking worlds forever."

It added, "The Sandman is a rich, character-driven blend of myth and dark fantasy woven together over the course of 10 epic chapters following Dream’s many adventures. Be among the first to find out what’s in store for the groundbreaking series, as well as some Comic-Con exclusives and surprises. Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. From Warner Bros Television and based on the DC comic, season one of The Sandman debuts August 5 on Netflix. Hall H."

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