For the past two or three years, the absolute highlight of the madness known as San Diego Comic Con's Hall H has been whatever surprises Marvel has cooked up for the fans. From Tom Hiddleston showing up in full costume and character as Loki, to seeing the entire Avengers cast together on stage for the first time, they've always brought something to stop the show.
Which makes it interesting to think that this year, they may not be there at all.
In answering a fan Q&A session on his personal Facebook, James Gunn dropped this particular bomb:
Cue the fan freak out. In response to whether he might be playing with his fans or trying to trick us, Gunn said the following:
“@starglooms: @JamesGunn @DrunkenShots guys, he could be lying” I have never lied about anything to the fans, ever.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 7, 2015
So what does this mean? With Avengers: Age of Ultron dropping a few months before SDCC, Marvel may feel like they don't need to be there, although they could still show to promote Ant-Man. If they don't show at all, the lines for Hall H could be significantly shorter this year.
Or longer, as people assume Marvel will show up to surprise them, and then riot when they don't.