Filming for Thunderbolts, the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie centered across the franchise’s anti-heroes, has been delayed because of the ongoing writers strike, The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline report. Manufacturing had been as a consequence of begin within the coming weeks in Atlanta, however now isn’t anticipated to start till after the strike ends.
Thunderbolts is simply the newest manufacturing impacted by the continuing Writers Guild of America strike. The union representing roughly 11,500 writers from throughout movie, tv, and extra went on strike at first of this month in a dispute round pay in an more and more streaming-dominated period. The WGA can also be in search of to manage using generative AI in writers’ rooms.
Manufacturing on Blade has additionally reportedly been impacted
Alongside Thunderbolts, there have been experiences of a number of different Marvel productions being impacted by the strike motion. Earlier this month The Hollywood Reporter famous that the Blade reboot starring Mahershala Ali was the primary main movie to see manufacturing shut down because of the strike (it had been as a consequence of launch in September 2024, although it’s unclear if this may change), and there have additionally been experiences of disruption to Marvel TV exhibits Daredevil: Born Once more and Surprise Man.
Marvel is much from the one studio to see its tasks impacted by the hanging writers. Deadline notes that TV exhibits have been impacted greater than movies in these early levels of the strike, with late evening discuss exhibits among the many highest profile early casualties. Impacted tasks embrace Yellowjackets, Stranger Issues, Severance, Hacks, and forthcoming Sport of Thrones spinoff The Hedge Knight.
Thunderbolts had been as a consequence of launch in July 2024, although it’s unclear if this may change on account of the manufacturing delay. It stars Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier, David Harbour as Purple Guardian, Wyatt Russell as US Agent, Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost, Olga Kurylenko as Taskmaster, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine. Jake Schreier is connected to direct.