According to The Wrap, Marvel Studios is planning to skip the Hall H announcement stage at San Diego Comic-Con 2023.
Marvel Studios at Hall H: San Diego Comic-Con
Last year at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Studios made many announcements about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including the full timeline for MCU Phase 5 at the Hall H panel. Hall H is the largest panel room at San Diego Comic-Con. It is where most of the major film panels and many popular TV show panels take place. Marvel has typically used this panel to give exciting first looks at upcoming films and TV shows.
This year, with several Marvel Studios projects on hold due to the writers’ strike, they are planning to skip the Hall H panel altogether. They aren’t alone, as Universal and HBO are also planning to skip this year according to The Wrap. Marvel Studios does plan to still have a presence on the convention floor.
In addition to the writers’ strike, SAG-AFTRA could also go on strike soon. Their current contract with Hollywood studios expires on June 30, and if a deal is not reached a strike could be ordered. If SAG-AFTRA goes on strike, actors would not be able to do any promotional work for their films and TV shows as part of the labor stoppage. San Diego Comic-Con is set to take place on the weekend of July 21.
Marvel ‘Thunderbolts’ Production Halted
According to Variety, production on Marvel’s upcoming film ‘Thunderbolts’ has been paused due to the current writers’ strike.
The movie was scheduled to start filming in Atlanta next month, and will likely resume production once the writers’ strike ends.
‘Thunderbolt’ will bring together the worlds of ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp,’ ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,’ ‘Black Widow,’ and ‘Captain America.’
The cast will include Sebastian Stan, Florence Pugh, Wyatt Russell, David Harbour, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and more. They will all be reprising their Marvel characters in the upcoming movie.
As of right now, the film is set to be released on July 26, 2024. This, of course, all depends on when the writers’ strike gets resolved.
The writers’ strike began on May 2, 2023, thus halting the production of many films and tv shows.
‘Thunderbolts’ is a forthcoming superhero movie that draws inspiration from the Marvel Comics team of the same name. This film will serve as a follow-up to “Black Widow” and “Captain America: New World Order”, marking the thirty-fifth entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the fifth production of Phase Five.
The cast and creative team behind Marvel’s “Thunderbolts” include Jake Schreier, Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Valentina Allegra de Fontaine), Wyatt Russell (John Walker/US Agent), David Harbour (Red Guardian), Hannah John-Kamen (Ava/Ghost), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier), and Florence Pugh (Yelena Belova). Eric Pearson (“Black Widow”) will write.
Regarding the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney CEO Bob Iger recently said that “there’s 7,000 characters, there are a lot more stories to tell.”
Beyond the six phases currently announced, there’s room for even more growth with characters not yet introduced. And though there are no current plans for a specific Young Avengers project, there are plenty of young characters lined up for the potential superhero team.
Marvel Studios Vice President of Production and Development Stephen Broussard recently expressed interest in “digging into the darker side” of the franchise with more projects like “Werewolf by Night” and “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”
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