According to Variety’s ‘Thompson on Hollywood’ blog, Paramount “will not be putting on any panels or bringing any stars to Comic-Con” this year. A Paramount spokesman notes that “the time is off” because all the geek-friendly Paramount movies (G.I. Joe, Star Trek, Transformers 2 and The Last Airbender) are all a year or more off.
In recent weeks TrekMovie.com has been making inquiries regarding Star Trek and Comic-Con. Sources at Paramount and Bad Robot have consistently said that Comic-Con plans for Trek were up in the air. During the day TrekMovie will try and confirm if this new report is the last word.
Star Trek and Comic-Con
Although the new Star Trek film is cloaked in secrecy, this move is still surprising. Paramount used Comic-Con 2006 to introduce the first Star Trek teaser poster and Comic-Con 2007 to officially announce the movie was going to be about the TOS era and to introduce the first two cast members (Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto). Star Trek was part of a general Paramount panel, attended by thousands, where director JJ Abrams noted that “there is another comic con plus six months before the movie comes out.” That same panel in 2007 mostly covered films films coming out in 2008 like Cloverfield, Iron Man, and Indy 4 — so apparently Paramount didn’t have an issue with promoting films far in advance last year. At the end of the panel Abrams stated “we have another Comic-Con to see you at, where we will have a lot more stuff than we do today,” however that was back when Star Trek was slated for Christmas of this year.
TrekMovie will attempt to find out more about this story and provide updates as it develops (if it develops).