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Disney Potentially Ditching San Diego Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: (L - R) Director Taika Waititi, actors Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett from Marvel Studios’ ‘Thor: Ragnarok' at the San Diego Comic-Con International 2017 Marvel Studios Panel in Hall H on July 22, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Earlier today, we reported on some of Disney’s plans for this year’s D23 convention. However, now it seems like it may be the only convention where fans will receive updates on future Marvel projects.

According to One Take News & Big Screen Leaks, Disney has no plans for a Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic Con. Sources close to the site have specifically said that Disney wants to focus entirely on delivering a memorable D23, especially since its the first major in-person fan event since the pandemic started.

This is not the first time the studio has missed out on the convention, but it is the first time in a few years that fans do not have a clear roadmap for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The last time the studio appeared, and announced a majority of its Phase Four slate, was in 2019.

While several upcoming projects such as Nova and Daredevil have been reported on by trades, they have still not been officially confirmed by Marvel. D23 would be the perfect place to unveil them, along with the numerous other projects in development across the company’s other divisions.

Warner Bros. and DC have also slowly moved away from Comic Con in recent years, with the introduction of FanDome, so it’s Disney’s decision isn’t entirely surprising. It will be interesting to see what kind of things will be announced on Disney+ Day though, considering that D23 is just a few weeks later.

SOURCE: One Take News, BSL