Marvel Studios will pause pre-production on upcoming vampire thriller Blade due to an ongoing writers’ strike, according to reports. Hollywood Reporter.
True Detective author Nic Pizzolatto was recently hired to write the screenplay, but according to an unnamed source, “time is simply running out.” Marvel plans to restart production once the strike ends. The studio has halted production before, and now Blade has become the first high school film to be affected by the strike.
Late-night talk shows and Saturday Night Live are among the TV shows affected by the writers’ strike, with Showtime’s Billions also halting production due to studios disagreeing on terms New account with writers.
Marvel planned to shoot three movies and two series at the same time. Captain America: New World Order is currently filming in Atlanta, while the TV shows Agatha: Coven of Chaos and Wonder Man are also filming in Atlanta and Los Angeles, respectively. Deadpool 3 is expected to begin filming in London later this month, while Thunderbolts will shoot in Atlanta in June.
The strike could affect the opening dates of other films, such as Fantastic Four, which is scheduled to shoot in January 2024 in London, which could be delayed if the strike lasts six months or longer.
The typical practice of big-budget blockbusters developing scripts during production can be challenged by a strike, especially for Marvel, which is known for having a script available. ready to make changes during filming. The WGA 2020 deal reportedly offers some flexibility for minor script adjustments made by non-writers.
“[Marvel] will shoot what they can, then wait to come back,” an unnamed executive told The Hollywood Reporter.
Check out our recap of how writers strike will affect your favorite TV show.
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