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Fox bails on Con

Jul. 19, 2007by: Mike Sampson

Were you that one guy who was looking forward to seeing footage from ALIENS VS. PREDATOR 2 at Comic-Con this year? Sorry buddy - no can do. Fox has abruptly cancelled their planned presentation at this year's Comic-Con just one week before the convention was about to kick-off. In addition to AVP2, Fox was also planning on promoting JUMPER, HITMAN, BABYLON AD, THE DARK IS RISING and CITY OF EMBER. Fox Atomic will still be promoting both DEATH SENTENCE and THE ROCKER and a separate SIMPSONS panel will still take place. Fox said in a statement, "The material wasn't ready and we only want to go out when we can put our best foot forward." They said that they hoped to still have some "surprises" at the Con but without any reserved space at Hall H, that might be difficult. Comic-Con Director of Marketing David Glanzer said, "Fox to pull out a week before is very unusual...every major studio has committed to show up and participate." I don't think it's a huge loss for the Con, but still very unusual. I still was looking forward to seeing more on HITMAN and JUMPER and I'm curious how the Con officials will fill that void. Stay tuned for more as it develops... UPDATE - After looking into the situation, it seems the decision was the product of an ongoing dispute between the organizers of the Con and Fox. The Con people were trying to clean up their act after a lot of R-rated footage screened last year (300 and BORAT among others). Fox felt that didn't jive with their line-up, hence the decision to sit this one out. Most of the footage was already cut though so expect to see a good deal of it making its way online sometime soon.

Extra Tidbit: Fox's BORAT panel last year was one of the highlights of the whole show.
Source: LA Times

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1:25AM on 07/20/2007

Really a stupid move on their part.

I think it shows when company's cancel things that there is either turmoil in the company, or they just don't really care! I must say that even if FOX is blowing it, I must say I am looking forward to 4 yes 4 new shows on the recently terrible (except for 30 Rock of course which is brilliant, congrants to Alec on his Emmy NOD!) NBC. "Life" which stars the should have gotten more notice sooner since his excellent turn as the lead in "Band of Brothers" Damian Lewis, "Chuck" which looks great,
I think it shows when company's cancel things that there is either turmoil in the company, or they just don't really care! I must say that even if FOX is blowing it, I must say I am looking forward to 4 yes 4 new shows on the recently terrible (except for 30 Rock of course which is brilliant, congrants to Alec on his Emmy NOD!) NBC. "Life" which stars the should have gotten more notice sooner since his excellent turn as the lead in "Band of Brothers" Damian Lewis, "Chuck" which looks great, "JourneyMan" which starred the excellent actor from the excellent HBO cancelled "Rome" (it was not as good this year and was extremely expensive) and yes even the re-make of "Bionic Woman" looks pretty freaking cool. Plus it has Starbuck as the so-called nemesis so I'm sold right there. Here's hoping "Life" is the one that really gives Damien Lewis the career he deserves. It's not just me that thinks he is excellent is it? Plus if you didn't know he was from England you would never know, his American Accent is perfect.
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7:27PM on 07/19/2007

does this surprise anyone?

Fox has done everything it possibly can to suck as hard as they can for the past few years. If I didn't love 24 and HOUSE as much as I do, I'd boycott the channel, and if my girlfriend didn't make me go see LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD, I wouldn't have seen that either (although I did like it..)
Fox has done everything it possibly can to suck as hard as they can for the past few years. If I didn't love 24 and HOUSE as much as I do, I'd boycott the channel, and if my girlfriend didn't make me go see LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD, I wouldn't have seen that either (although I did like it..)
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4:34PM on 07/19/2007

Aww man...

sometimes the people in my hometown really suck ass.
sometimes the people in my hometown really suck ass.
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