Following a major splash at Comic-Con last year, Marvel Studios will reportedly skip its Hall H presentation this year according to The Wrap. Marvel will still have a presence on the convention floor.
Marvel often uses the panel to offer first looks at upcoming movies and shows. However, the studio currently has multiple productions on pause due to the ongoing writer’s strike with “Blade,” “Thunderbolts,” “Daredevil” and “Wonder Man” all paused.
Then there’s the potentially looming actor’s strike. If SAG-AFTRA is unable to reach a deal before the end of Friday next week on a new labor contract, it could order a strike as early as the first weekend of July.
If it goes forward, actors would not be able to do any promotional work for their films and TV shows as part of the labor stoppage – impacting the rollouts of films like the new “Mission: Impossible” and “Barbie” along with events like Comic Con which are all about promoting upcoming works.
Marvel Studios is likely not the only one skipping the annual confab as Universal and HBO are also reportedly considering sitting it out as well according to the trade.
San Diego Comic-Con is set to take place on the weekend of July 21st.