Marvel’s “Thunderbolts” Production Delayed Due To Writer’s Strike
With the Writer’s Strike now in its fourth week, we are starting to see the ripple effects slowly creeping across Disney, as according to Deadline, Marvel Studios has delayed production on the upcoming film, “Thunderbolts”, which will bring together a ragtag group of villains and anit-heroes that have been introduced in other Marvel films and Disney+ shows.
At last year’s Disney’s D23 event, it was revealed that the “Thunderbolts” team would include David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov/Red Guardian, Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, Wyatt Russell as John Walker/U.S.Agent, with Florence Pugh reprising her role as Yelena Belova. Also starring in the film will be Ayo Edebiri and Steven Yeun.
Marvel had planned on starting shooting in three weeks in Atlanta, but now the plan is to resume production once the strike has ended. Unfortunately, it’s unknown when that might be, previous strikes have gone on for months, so that it might be a while.
This isn’t the only project to get delayed, as “Blade” was also impacted, following issues with the script not being finished. Disney has been able to continue making some projects, if the scripts are fully completed, since no alterations can be done on the set, since there are usually writers on hand to make script alterations on the fly.
Jake Schreier is going to be directing the film, and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is producing. And recently, it was revealed that Lee Sung Jin had joined the project to write the film in March, which is likely the reason, if the script isn’t finished. No plot details have been announced for the film, and we will unlikely hear much about this until then.
“Thunderbolts” is scheduled to arrive in cinemas on July 26th, 2024, though depending on how long the writer’s strike lasts, it could be delayed.
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