Marvel's Kevin Feige Explains Why the Studio Is Skipping Comic-Con This Year

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No Marvel at Comic-Con??

Marvel president Kevin Feige -- alongside Ant-Man himself, Paul Rudd -- explained in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter why the studio is skipping the annual geek festivities.

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"It was just timing. We had done that [media] event in October, when we announced so much," said Feige. "Everyone knows what we're doing over the next few years. I really have a belief: If you can’t go to Comic-Con and over-deliver, then don't go."

The Hollywood Reporter

Fair enough! When you're a studio that lays out your whole game plan through 2019, it makes sense you wouldn't have very many big reveals to make a Comic-Con presentation exciting.

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Also in the interview, Rudd opened up about how he wound up starring in a big superhero feature, and he was as surprised as the rest of us.

"I don't have an agenda where I do a comedy and say, 'I have to do a drama next,' or 'I am looking for an action movie now,'" said Rudd. "The Marvel world wasn’t anything I thought about seriously because I guess I never imagined I'd get hired."

Well, Paul, we are certainly glad you did!

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