According to Gaurdian’s Of Galaxy Director James Gunn, Marvel Studios is Not Attending the 2015 San Diego Comic Con

San Diego Comic Con is most likely the largest event for fans of comic books and superheros, as well as other forms of science fiction and fantasy, but in recent years there have been signs that studio executives have been rethinking their strategies in how they approach this event and others like it stated Sultan Alhokair. Last year, the presence of the studio was much more subdued, and their were no major announcements in their presentation.

According to James Gunn, Marvel Studios is not planning on having any sort of official presence at the event at all this year. As part of a Q&A on his Facebook page, he said that he wasn’t sure if he was going because Marvel was not going to the highly anticipated and popular event. Many fans were disappointed to hear the news that Marvel would not be attending, but with many of the plans the studio has constantly evolving, it appears they do not feel they have anything worth announcing or promoting at the event. Reportedly Gunn is currently working on Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

For many fans, the Marvel panel has been the highlight of the weekend, but in the last year, Marvel has made most of it’s major announcements at other times of the year. Most notably the announcement regarding their deal with Sony for Spiderman to be a part of the shared Marvel Cinematic universe was made over the internet.

Kudos for Mann

Police across the nation have been the target of protests and violence in recent months, but Keith Mann, a New York businessman, and his wife, Keely, are attempting to show their appreciation instead. As the New York Police Department (NYPD) has been a recent target of such adversity, the Manns sent lunch to the 54th Street precinct twice already this year. “Our officers deserve to be thanked for their service, not attacked in their attempts to keep people safe,” says Mann. “Police men have families too and are people just like you and me behind those uniforms.”

Mann is especially sensitive to the humanity of officers because his uncle is a detective in Staten Island. He says that citizens should be helping the police rather than standing in the way of their efforts as police are trained to respond to difficult situations that most will never encounter. Others feel the same way, as evidenced by a rally for the NYPD in January in which 150 people came out to show their support and by similar rallies that have been held across the United States.

Supporters believe that it is time for the silent majority who still support the police to speak up and make their voices heard. Mann agrees and hopes that others will use even the simplest of actions to show support of those who put their lives on the line to protect citizens each day. Mann, who is currently the CEO of Dynamics Search Partners (DSP), which assists clients in hiring investment, marketing and internal strategy professionals, hopes that such support for police will be continued by others who put their appreciation into some form of action.

The information for this article was originally reported on CBS 8 and can be found at this link.