Marvel’s Thunderbolts Pauses Production During Writers Strike
Marvel’s upcoming production thunder movie was halted as the writers’ strike continued, Deadline reports. Filming was originally scheduled to begin in Atlanta in three weeks, but will now be delayed until the strike is over.
Based on the comic book line of the same name, Thunderbolts sees some of Marvel’s iconic anti-heroes teaming up – essentially Marvel’s answer to DC’s Suicide Squad. Actors who have taken on previous MCU roles for the Thunderbolts include Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier, David Harbor as Red Guardian, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, Wyatt Russell as the role United States Agents, Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost, and Olga Kurylenko as Taskmaster, while Steven Yeun and Ayo Edebiri will join the cast in undisclosed roles.
Thunderbolts is part of Phase Five of the MCU along with Blade, also recently available shooting schedule is delayed due to strike. Thunderbolts is currently scheduled for release on July 26, 2024, while Blade is scheduled with a September 6, 2024 release date. Marvel has also had to pause the Wonder Man TV series, with the strike making production interruptions based in Los Angeles.
Other products affected by the strike include Stranger Things season fivewhile Rings of Power And Dragon House the two chose to continue filming their second season without a scriptwriter on set.
The Writers Guild of America began a strike on May 2, demanding better streaming surpluses, minimum TV staffing requirements, and regulations on the use of AI writing tools.
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