Thunderbolts turns into newest Marvel film to be hit by writers’ strike

Filming for Thunderbolts, the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie centered across the franchise’s anti-heroes, has been delayed as a result of ongoing writers strike, The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline report. Manufacturing had been attributable to begin within the coming weeks in Atlanta, however now isn’t anticipated to begin till after the strike ends.

Thunderbolts is simply the most recent manufacturing impacted by the continued Writers Guild of America strike. The union representing roughly 11,500 writers from throughout movie, tv, and extra went on strike at the beginning 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 noted that the Blade reboot starring Mahershala Ali was the primary main movie to see manufacturing shut down as a result of strike (it had been attributable to launch in September 2024, although it’s unclear if this may change), and there have additionally been experiences of disruption to Marvel TV reveals Daredevil: Born Again and Wonder Man.

Marvel is way from the one studio to see its initiatives impacted by the putting writers. Deadline notes that TV reveals have been impacted greater than movies in these early phases of the strike, with late night time speak reveals among the many highest profile early casualties. Impacted initiatives embody Yellowjackets, Stranger Things, Severance, Hacks, and forthcoming Recreation of Thrones spinoff The Hedge Knight.

Thunderbolts had been attributable to launch in July 2024, although it’s unclear if this may change because of the manufacturing delay. It stars Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier, David Harbour as Crimson 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.