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Marvel Studios skipping Comic-Con Hall H this year

Marvel Studios skipping Comic-Con Hall H this year

Marvel Studios skipping Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con this year, which doesn’t come as a surprise given the studio’s many halted productions.

Marvel Studios laid out their Multiverse Saga at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con during their Hall H presentation, but it seems that they’ll be skipping the event this year.

The Wrap first reported the news that Marvel Studios wouldn’t be returning for Comic-Con this year, and while a reason wasn’t given, the studio has halted production on many of their titles, including Thunderbolts, Blade, and Daredevil: Born Again. Those productions aren’t expected to start up against until the WGA strike has concluded. They have also pushed back the release dates of almost all of their upcoming productions, with the exception of Deadpool 3, which will actually moved forward to a May 3, 2024 release. The Wrap’s report states that Universal and HBO may also sit out Comic-Con this time around as well.

Although Marvel Studios won’t be making a presentation in Hall H at Comic-Con, they will still have a presence on the convention floor. While it’s likely disappointing to hear that we won’t have any big Marvel reveals to look forward to, the studio has always said that they would only attend if they could deliver something worthwhile.

In addition to the ongoing WGA strike, there’s also a potential strike by SAG-AFTRA looming on the horizon. The unions current contract with the studios expires on June 30th, which means that a strike could be ordered at any point after. San Diego Comic-Con is scheduled to take place on the weekend of July 21st, and if the WGA and SAG-AFTRA are both on strike, that would prevent writers and actors from attending.

Marvel’s panel at last year’s Comic-Con was something special. Not only did Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige lay out the entirety of Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he also teased Phase 6, which will begin with the long-awaited Fantastic Four movie and conclude with Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars.

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