Rattling… that is gonna be one other tough 12 months for Comedian-Con Worldwide. An inventory of massive Hollywood studios are bailing on the occasion this 12 months. We already reported that Marvel Studios might be a no-show, however now we’ve realized that Netflix, Sony, HBO, and Common is not going to be exhibiting up.
This looks as if it will likely be an enormous blow to the largest annual fan conference in North America. The occasion got here roaring final 12 months after two years of being shut down as a result of COVID pandemic. However with all of those studio bailing Corridor H goes to be wanting fairly naked.
Issues we received’t be seeing at Comedian-Con this 12 months embrace upcoming initiatives corresponding to The Marvels, Loki Season 2, Ahsoka, Haunted Mansion, True Detective Season 4, Home of the Dragon Season 2, Gran Turismo, Kraven the Hunter, Final Voyage of the Demeter, Strays, The Exorcist, and One Piece, simply to call a couple of.
You already know what, although? It’s not all doom and gloom. I’m really wanting ahead to a light-weight and stress-free 12 months at Comedian-Con this 12 months! No spending the night time in strains for any large panels! I’ll have the ability to attend a few of the different smaller panels that I by no means get to go to as a result of I’m all the time trapped in Corridor H masking the massive stuff, however this 12 months… there’s not numerous large stuff! So whereas numerous studios aren’t exhibiting up, my time might be open to do different issues, and I’m enthusiastic about that!
So, why are all of the studios bailing? There’s the continued author’s strike after which the actor could be happening Strike on the finish of the month. It’s defined by Selection: “If SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP can’t come to phrases by the June 30 contract deadline and the guild goes on strike, actors will nearly actually be a part of writers and showrunners in sitting out promotional occasions like Comedian-Con, leaving studios with nearly nobody to populate panels in entrance of 1000’s of expectant followers.”
As for Warner Bros., they’re in a wait-and-see holding sample. In the event that they do present up, they are going to exhibit Blue Beetle, Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom, The Lord of the Rings: The Struggle of the Rohirrim, and some different issues.
Paramount Photos is predicted to carry a panel for the animated function Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, however Paramount+, has but to decide to panels for its Star Trek exhibits and different initiatives.
Amazon Studios are mentioned to be in attendance and could have panels for The Wheel of Time Season 2, The Boys: Gen V, and The Boys Season 4.
Comedian-Con spokesperson David Glanzer mentioned in a press release: “With regard to the strike and its attainable results on Comedian-Con, we are likely to chorus from hypothesis or forecasting. I’ll say, our hope is for a speedy decision that can show useful to all events and permit everybody to proceed the work they love. Till then, we proceed to diligently work on our summer season occasion within the hopes of constructing it as enjoyable, academic, and celebratory as in years previous.”
What are your ideas all these studio bailing this 12 months?