San Diego Comic-Con loses one of its stars: Marvel Studios will not have a panel at the convention

Kevin Feige will not present any series or movie previews from the superhero film company. Universal and HBO may make the same decision.

The San Diego Comic-Con has just suffered a major loss. The well-known Hall H, where the most important panels of the audiovisual world take place, will have an empty spot this year, the one usually taken by Kevin Feige, director of Marvel Studios. That is, the superhero film company will not use this event to announce its next projects, as exclusively reported by The Wrap.

The reasons for this decision are unknown, but everything points to the sceenwriters' strike being behind Marvel's absence. Almost two months ago, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) decided to initiate a hiatus. Since then, writing rooms have remained empty and, as a result, there have been almost no new film or television projects of any kind. The situation could worsen if actors initiate a strike as well, as threatened by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA).

Fans unhappy with the absence of Marvel Studios

The consequences were not long in coming, and the latest was the delay of many Walt Disney Studios films. The giant is the same one that owns the rights to Marvel Studios, and in fact virtually all of the company's films postponed their arrival to the big screen, reinforcing the theory that Marvel won't have a panel because it has no news to announce. This unleashed discontentment from fans:

Universal and HBO may also skip San Diego Comic-Con

Marvel might not be the only missing name at the convention. ComicBook reported that both Universal and HBO could make the same decision and not have panels as well. DC Studios will be taking advantage of the event, which will take place from July 20-23.

DC, which is facing the box office failure of "The Flash," confirmed that it will be in Hall H. It is a very important event for its new director, James Gunn, as he himself explained during a brief press conference after announcing his new position:

He drove me for the weekend to Creation Comic-Con in Chicago, which was probably the greatest weekend of my life, even still to this day I can say, because my wife isn't here. But it was amazing. We met Ernie Chan and talked to all these creative people, and it was just the best. We bought a bunch of comic books. Happiest moments of my life are walking upstairs and seeing my dad reading a copy of Superman. And I wanted to take care of these characters. And we all know it's been a fucked up road for many of them for the past few years, and things haven't been together. And I really thought it is a challenge, but I think it's a possibility to create something really wonderful with these characters. I can't go into politics, I can't do anything with science. So the only thing I can do for this planet is to create stories about love. And that's what I think that we can do over the next eight to 10 years.