By Brad Wete
Updated July 15, 2010 at 06:35 PM EDT

When Piranha 3-D director Alexandre Aja was told that a scene in his film — featuring a wet t-shirt contest gone gory — was too graphic for Comic-Con, he didn’t bend or edit it in order to make the California conference. Instead, The New York Times reports, he decided to take his business elsewhere. His panel discussion and movie debut will now be held at 10 p.m. this Thursday at the UA Horton Plaza, which isn’t too far from the San Diego Convention Center where Comic-Con is held.

“It doesn’t make sense to go to an event like Comic-Con and not show what the movie is,” said Aja. “It’s frustrating because I was so excited to show this at Comic-Con. I made the movie for that crowd.” He might not reach the audience Comic-Con could secure, but one could appreciate the fact that Aja’s standing by his work. But the real question is: What can Joe Francis enjoy now at Comic-Con? And Phillip Litt?!

What do you think, PopWatchers? Should he have changed his clip?