Monday, March 28, 2016

D23 2017 encroaches on Comic Con 2017 July timeframe.

Disney today announced the dates for its D23 Convention for next year, which in and of itself isn’t too noteworthy, until you realize they’re incredibly close to a rival convention. Next year’s D23 will take place on the weekend of July 14-16, which is just one week before San Diego Comic-Con is presumed to kick off on July 19th.

Will Comic-Con-goers simply get the scraps or recycled footage, or will the Hall H stage remain where Marvel brings its showstopping moments? If Marvel and/or Lucasfilm are scaled back, you can bet Warner Bros. will ramp up its routinely impressive Hall H panels

for Marvel, July 2017 comes a few months before the release of Thor: Ragnarok and well before the 2018 releases of Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1, and Ant-Man and the Wasp, so there’s quite a bit to be previewed on that front. As for Lucasfilm, December 2017 is the release date for Star Wars: Episode VIII and 2018 will bring us the young Han Solo spinoff movie.