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Marvel Studios to skip Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con 2023

Although there will be a floor presence, Marvel Studios will not hold its traditional Saturday afternoon panel in Hall H this year

Marvel Studios Hall H panel
Image credit: Getty Images/Marvel Studios

Ahead of the official roll-out of this year’s panels for San Diego Comic-Con, the big news for the Southern Californian pop culture extravaganza is what won’t be happening there, with Popverse able to confirm earlier reports that Marvel Studios will not be holding court in Hall H as expected this year.

This isn’t the first time that Marvel has skipped its traditional Saturday afternoon spot in the biggest room at SDCC; the last time that happened wasn’t even that long ago, with Marvel similarly skipping a Hall H appearance back in 2018. (Considering that there was no in-person San Diego Comic-Con in either 2020 or 2021, that means that it happened just three SDCCs ago.)

We shouldn’t be too surprised by this news; Disney recently rescheduled a number of movies, pushing projects like Captain America: Brave New World, Thunderbolts, and Blade out by months, meaning that everything that Marvel announced at last year’s SDCC currently extends out until mid-2025. Unless Kevin Feige really wanted to start talking about projects that wouldn’t be released until two years from now at the earliest, there wasn’t really anything left for him to announce this summer.

None of this should be taken to mean that Marvel won’t be present at the show; beyond having a presence on the show floor, Marvel Entertainment will also be presenting a number of panels for its comic book and other projects throughout the five-day event, according to sources close to the decision.

Marvel’s non-appearance was originally reported by The Wrap.

Sad that Marvel won’t be at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con? Revisit last year’s panel, as it happened to make things seem a little brighter.

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