DC has pulled out of any Comic-Con appearances throughout March due to growing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.
As of March 4, there are currently 94, 359 cases of the coronavirus across the world as it affects 82 countries. So far 3,221 people have died from the COVID-19 disease – and with growing fears that it’ll spread even further, public events are being cancelled or delayed to attempt to curb further cases. DC recently announced that it is pulling out of several Comic-Con appearances in March because of the coronavirus.
While it’s worth knowing that 51, 317 people have recovered from the coronavirus, DC isn’t taking any chances as the disease is quickly spreading. DC already cancelled the New York premiere of Superman: Red Son which was originally slated for March 16. In a statement given to The Hollywood Reporter, DC announced the decision not to attend any Comic-Cons in March due to the coronavirus. The company also noted that any any future appearance will be looked at on an individual case basis. The statement from DC also mentioned that they’d be using information from verified organizations about the coronavirus to decide on future appearances.
“As the health and safety of our employees are always our primary concerns, DC staffers will not be attending conventions during the month of March. Future convention attendance will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, factoring in the latest information from a variety of organizations, including the CDC, WHO, U.S. State Department and local health agencies.”
It isn’t clear yet whether larger events in the future like San Diego Comic-Con will be cancelled either, however event organizers have mentioned that they’re keeping an eye on the situation.
Emerald Comic-Con is currently scheduled to be held on Thursday, March 12 to Sunday, March 15. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the coronavirus’s potential impact on Comic-Con.