Almost every summer, Marvel Studios heads to the San Diego Comic-Con event, with a big flash presentation, where it outlines its plans for the next few years. We’ve seen many huge announcements made at the event. However, this year, according to The Wrap, Marvel Studios will be skipping the event.
This isn’t the first time that Marvel Studios has skipped over San Diego Comic-Con, it’s done it on a few occasions, but this will no doubt be a disappointment to many fans attending the event and those looking for some exciting Marvel news.
However, it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that Marvel Studios will be skipping the event this year, because there are so many issues that it is currently facing. With the writer’s strike underway, production has already been suspended on “Blade”, “Thunderbolts”, “Daredevil: Born Again”, and “Wonder Man”. And should the Screen Actors Guild also go on strike later this month, this could cause further delays to filming on other projects, and if they do go on strike, no actors will be available to promote the upcoming projects at the event.
Throw in changes at the top of Disney, which has seen Bob Iger restructuring the Entertainment division to focus on quality over quantity, resulting in Marvel Studios drastically slowing down its release schedule, to allow more development time but also not to burn out Marvel fans with a flood of content, causing more superhero fatigue. All of these problems are putting the upcoming slate of films, and Disney+ shows in flux, as only recently, Disney announced some major rescheduling of its movies, delaying a number of Marvel films that were revealed at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
Marvel Studios isn’t the only major company that may be skipping this year, as both Universal and HBO are also apparently skipping the event. And with all the studios trying to save money, cutting big events is one way to do so. It’s still likely that Marvel, in general, will still be attending the event in some ways, showcasing its other products such as comics, video games, merchandise etc, but no details have yet been revealed.
Now, it’s important to note, that the same was said last year, and Marvel did show up for a presentation, revealing two new Avengers movies. And Marvel still has some projects filmed and in post-production, including “The Marvels”, “Ironheart”, “Agatha: Coven Of Chaos”, “Echo”, ”Deadpool 3”, “Captain America: Brave New World” and the second season of “Loki”, so they could easily do a presentation, showcasing what’s coming up in the next year or so. Marvel also hasn’t officially announced the “Wonder Man” Disney+ series it’s been filming, and there is lots of speculation about who will be playing the “Fantastic Four”.
But with so many things happening within Hollywood right now, skipping SDCC might make sense. What do you think?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.