All types of plans are circulating right now for new comic book-based TV shows. Comic-Con 2012 will make or break these plans, and there is pressure on both Marvel and DC to deliver on these ideas. This year's biggest comic book convention is the prime place to get fans excited about potential new comic book-based shows.
Between now and Comic-Con 2012, Marvel and DC should be doing everything possible to work with the networks to get the plans for new comic book-based TV shows ironed out. The companies should have these discussions and negotiations as one of their top priorities so they can come to the fans with something concrete at the media convention. The rumors and excitement mounting now could easily fall to the wayside if information about upcoming projects is not provided.
Marvel and DC hold numerous panels during Comic-Con, and fans are always asking about new projects in the works. These panels could be a prime time to introduce information about upcoming TV shows and to get the Internet buzzing with anticipation. Just the sheer acknowledgement of negotiations with major networks could get the entertainment and comic book websites buzzing.
If Marvel and DC have work fast enough, they might be able to work up some type of visual preview for their upcoming shows. Videos of releases like this at Comic-Con 2012 will quickly go viral as many of the similar video announcements at the convention have in the past. The sound of cheering fans in the seats could get tens of thousands of fans more excited and screaming with joy at their computer screens.
With three months to go until Comic-Con, the comic book giants might even be able to get a portion of a cast for a show or two together to introduce during a panel, one of their presentations, or at one of the big galas. Placing faces with projects goes a long way in encouraging fans that their favorite character will be coming to the small screen very soon. It would also build up a stronger level of buzz than a simple announcement.
If nothing is mentioned at Comic-Con 2012, fans are going to become very discouraged about the projected TV projects. If they become discouraged, they are going to lose interest and the Internet buzz will die down. This buzz is one of the factors that will push the networks and comic book companies to get working on the shows. If this year's show closes without any major announcements about upcoming comic book-based TV shows, the plans might become mere memories of what could have been.
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