As much as we would LOVE to see them also – unfortunately PopcultHQ will not be publishing any articles with leaked footage from #SDCC2015
As cool as it was to see the Joker, Harley Quinn with the Squad, the new look X-Men in Age of Apocalypse and a cameo X-Men in Deadpool. We will have to wait for the official trailers just like the Batman vs Superman one (which was amazing by the way – check that one out here)
Due to the nature of the quality of the videos, I don’t even want to share the leaked trailers, no matter how popular they are . But the main fact that it is illegal to share content not officially released by a major studio is the thing that we honor the most here. The video footage shared in Hall-H at San Diego comic con was for the fans who are privy to watch such special sneak peeks, in most cases footage well before they are completed by the studios. The uncompleted footage is not ready for the general public and that is why you must wait hours to see these Hall-H exclusives. With millions of dollars riding on these films I can see why studio heads and even the stars themselves are none-to-happy with the amount of leaked footage being shared by “media sites”. As much as fans don’t want to hear it…..the studios are right, you know!
If you YouTube the footage of the 1976 Star Wars trailer (that we cannot share) which is incomplete without a classic Williams score, color lightsaber sfx or even a finished version of the iconic Star Wars logo, this will give you an idea why the studios don’t want unfinished material “leaked”. Who would want to go see a Star Wars film like that!
The President of Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution for Warner Bros., Sue Kroll, issued a statement concerning the Suicide Squad trailer leak. The official statement gives a great understanding of the matter from the studios perspective in the matter.
Her official statement reads:
“We have no plans currently to release the Suicide Squad footage that leaked from Hall H on Saturday. It’s unfortunate and ultimately damaging that one individual broke a long-standing trust we have enjoyed with our fans at the convention by posting early material, which, at this point, was not intended for a wider audience. We are still in production on Suicide Squad, and will have a big campaign launch in the future. Our presentation yesterday was designed to be experienced in that room, on those big screens!”
WB says it has absolutely no plans to release the current leaked SDCC Suicide Squad trailer online, despite millions of “views” to the poor quality cell phone video . Even as other “major media” sites have leaked the footage with splashy headlines for “hits”, it is not their place to do so. Ultimately such actions by these sites could result in newer SDCC exclusive content never being shown again from movie studios. Is this a reason why Marvel, Sony and Parmount didn’t want to show up to San Diego Comic Con? Ryan Reynolds himself posted on Twitter hours after the mass amounts of on-line views showed the exclusive content.
As it clearly states on the Hall-H panel attendees rules: (SDCC Rules) • Recording of any of the video footage or images projected onto the screens in any of the rooms is strictly prohibited. Hollywood movie and television studios go to great lengths and expense to bring these special presentations for Comic-Con. In many cases they are exclusive, specifically for you, the Comic-Con attendees. Recording of any of these presentations, by any means, including cameras and camera phones, is a violation of copyright law. Please don’t ruin it for everyone! If any of these special presentations appear on the Internet, the studios may stop bringing the footage and exclusive content we all love so much. Comic-Con has an exemplary record in this regard, and that’s why you’ll continue to see exclusive material only at our events, but only you can make sure that continues.
During 2009, I was personally scolded for trying to take a video of Marvel’s Iron Man 2 before a trailer was officially made. With first-hand knowledge of the strict SDCC Hall-H rules, I wouldn’t want that slap to the butt from 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. or Marvel Studios for passing along exclusive content not intended to share to the public. Just posting pictures alone of the footage is really cutting it close to the line on what we are allowed to show.
Good news is – that a time-frame has been given by Ryan Reynolds for the real Deadpool trailer and when that comes out, PopcultHQ will be all over it! Expect to see a Deadpool trailer from Fox studios in three weeks!!