Joss Whedon has pretty much been a fixture at San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) for two decades, but it sounds like his work on Justice League will keep him away from the ultimate geek summit this year.
The website An Englishman in San Diego caught up with Whedon recently and asked him if he’d be attending. Considering he took over reshoots and post-production for Justice League, it’d make sense enough that Warner Bros. would want him at the event to promote the film — but it sounds like he’ll be too busy actually making the movie. When asked, Whedon simply said “I won’t be there,” noting it’s “only the second time in 20 years” he wouldn’t make it.
It’s a shame Whedon won’t make it to SDCC, but the clock is ticking on Justice League in the wake of the directorial shake-up following Zack Snyder’s exit over a family tragedy. Warner Bros. has garnered a whole lot of critical and fan goodwill since Wonder Woman turned out pretty great, and the pressure is on for Whedon to make sure the first proper DC super team-up lives up to the hype.
Of course, there’s always a chance Warner Bros. could fly Whedon in during the dead of night before the big DC panel and surprise us all. Are you bummed Whedon won’t be there? Glad he’s too focused on Justice League to (apparently) make it?