San Diego Comic-Con might actually be about only comics this year.
Due to the ongoing WGA strike, a pending SAG strike, and other factors, Marvel Studios, HBO, and Universal will all skip the biggest entertainment convention in the world. According to The Wrap, Marvel will still have a presence on the convention floor but will not have a Hall H panel like they did last year.
Marvel has multiple productions on pause because of the writer’s strike right now, including Blade, Thunderbolts, Daredevil, and Wonder Man. With striking writers, they can’t make the necessary script changes to continue filming. If the Screen Actor’s Guild goes on strike, it takes out most of their on-screen talent. They couldn’t do any promotional work for their films and TV shows.
They haven’t officially announced a strike for SAG, and negotiations are still underway, but their current contract with Hollywood studios ends on June 30th, and SDCC is the weekend of July 21st.
It was unknown if Marvel would even be at San Diego Comic-Con 2022, with D23 being the same year. However, Marvel blew everyone out of the water with a huge presentation filled with announcements about the future of Marvel TV and movies.
We’ll have to see who else drops out of San Diego Comic-Con. If DC wants to announce any new actors for the upcoming Superman: Legacy, they’d have to do it quickly or wait until a deal is struck. They could always have James Gunn and Peter Safran do a presentation without actors, but we’ll have to see.
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Source: The Wrap