San Diego Comic-Con is facing trouble from the Writers’ strike now that they have the support of Hollywood Unions. San Diego Comic-Con was all over last year with blockbuster projects involving Star Wars, House of the Dragon, The Walking Dead, and Marvel Studios.

The panel may not have as many projects as usual if SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP don’t agree by today’s deadline. If there’s no agreement soon, actors may skip out on events like Comic-Con to show their support for the Writers’ strike.

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Protestors at Writer Strike
Writers Strike Image via WGA Twitter

Due to the Writers’ Strike, many productions have been put on hold, and many studios chose not to attend the event. The Screen Actors Guild is planning their strike in case an agreement is not on par. The Los Angeles City Council unanimously gave an approval vote resolution supporting the strike.

The panel will most likely be without Disney, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm. Also, HBO, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, and Netflix won’t make an appearance. NBC, Warner Bros., and Paramount Pictures have a “wait-and-see approach,” but HBO Max will have some animation titles.

San Deigo Comic-Con will be from July 20 to July 23 at the San Deigo Convention Center. As far as NBC is concerned, they will go forward if the actors do not strike, but that doesn’t extend to Peacock, NBC’s sister streamer.

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In speaking with Variety, Comic-Con spokesperson David Glanzer said, “With regard to the strike and its possible effects on Comic-Con, we tend to refrain from speculation or forecasting. I will say, our hope for society is for a speedy resolution that will prove beneficial to all parties and allow everyone to continue the work they love. Until then, we continue to diligently work on our summer event in the hopes of making it as fun, educational, and celebratory as in years past.”

Amazon will be appearing with Season 2 of “The Wheel in Time” and “The Boys: Gen V,” which will release this fall. The uncertainty surrounding the Writers’ Strike is the main reason for the major studios dropping out of the panel, and it looks like there won’t be a resolution anytime soon.

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