"Star Wars" looms large over Comic-Con this year like a Star Destroyer, as fans await the next edition of the epic film franchise from Lucasfilm and Disney.
Comic-Con is also dotted with fans wearing Superman and Batman T-shirts, anticipating the faceoff between two DC Comics heavyweights in a Warner Brothers movie. And that's about it for movies this year.
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Instead, the halls of the San Diego Convention Center and surrounding environs have been taken over by zombies, heroes and dragons. It's the year TV conquered Comic-Con.
"It's absolutely just the timing of films and the timing of television," said Lisa Gregorian, president and chief marketing officer for Warner Bros. Television Group.
"For television, we've announced all the new shows and the pickups in May, and by the time July hits, pretty much most of the writers rooms are back, we have a sense of where we're going with the new season, and the timing is perfect for us."
"We're seeing a lot more amazing television from networks," said David Glanzer, the director of marketing for Comic-Con International. "I think for a long time films kind of dominated, then I think a lot of cable television, and now we're starting to see a lot of network television producing some amazing stuff."