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Marvel, HBO and Extra Skipping Comic-Con

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Kevin Feige on the world premiere of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3’ on the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood CA on Thursday, April 27, 2023. Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages.

The previous few years haven’t been form to San Diego’s large celebration of all issues popular culture, Comic-Con. Despite a excessive level within the early-mid 2000s the place huge crowds confirmed as much as hear about new developments in franchises reminiscent of ‘Twilight’ and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the view of the occasion as a premium launching level for brand new movies and TV reveals has taken successful extra not too long ago.

And the COVID pandemic, which noticed the 2020 and 2021 variations of the occasion lowered to a sparse digital shadow of its former self, didn’t assist.

But whereas hopes had been raised by a largely triumphant return final 12 months (together with the standard large panel from Marvel announcing its upcoming slate and trotting out stars and creators to generate buzz), it seems that the largest situation on Hollywood’s thoughts will now have an effect on which corporations are bringing something to the occasion.

Writers’ strike delays

Marvel Studios' 'Blade.'

Marvel Studios’ ‘Blade.’

According to a new story in The Wrap, Marvel particularly has determined to make this a skip 12 months, deciding to not deliver any of its reveals or movies to the massive Hall H house the place it has historically been a spotlight of the four-day occasion. It will nonetheless, nonetheless, have a presence on the commerce present flooring of the Con.

While the studio has not proven up earlier than (or had a lowered presence because of it saving some large reveals for mum or dad firm Disney’s own D23 event, which falls after the July dates of the Con), the writers’ strike is reportedly behind the brand new transfer.

Movies reminiscent of ‘Blade’ and ‘Thunderbolts’, together with TV collection together with ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ are all being delayed, and all the various release date shifts are impacting what can be price exhibiting off.

And it’s not simply the writers –– appearing union SAG-AFTRA has but to make its personal take care of the studios, and that would imply expertise on strike, unavailable to take the stage since they a forbidden from promotional duties whereas engaged in industrial motion. Which would put a dampener even on tasks Marvel might conceivably promote, together with ‘Captain Marvel’ sequel ‘The Marvels’.

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Other corporations?

President & CEO of Discovery Streaming & International JB Perrette.

President & CEO of Discovery Streaming & International JB Perrette. Photograph by Jeff Kravitz/Warner Bros. Discovery.

Marvel just isn’t alone on this resolution, as The Wrap moreover mentions that Universal and HBO are among the many different names talked about as pondering whether or not to point out up this 12 months.

HBO is probably comprehensible, since its personal mum or dad firm, Warner Bros. Discovery is on a severe cost-cutting run (together with news that it’s exploring licensing big HBO series for viewers to watch on Netflix to drum up further income) and wouldn’t need to splash the money to deliver expertise to the Con when lodge lodging and different bills can be extraordinarily excessive. And, like Marvel, the businesses are additionally seeing tasks being pushed again due to the strike.

Comic-Con remains to be scheduled to run between Thursday July 20 and Sunday July 23, however it feels like its impression can be smaller this 12 months.

Louis D'Esposito and Kevin Feige at the world premiere of 'Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3' at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood CA on Thursday, April 27, 2023.

(L to R) Louis D’Esposito and Kevin Feige on the world premiere of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3’ on the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood CA on Thursday, April 27, 2023. Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages.

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