June 20, 2024

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Marvel’s Thunderbolts production halted due to writers’ strike – Variety

Marvel’s Thunderbolts production halted due to writers’ strike – Variety

The upcoming Marvel movie “Thunderbolts” has temporarily halted production due to an ongoing writers’ strike. diverse He confirmed.

The film was set to begin shooting in Atlanta next month, and plans to resume production after the strike is resolved. Part of Marvel’s Phase 5, “Thunderbolts” is set to bring together the worlds of “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” “Black Widow,” and “Captain America,” the upcoming “New World Order.” “Paper Towns” director Jake Schreyer directs the film, with “Beef” creator Lee Seung-jin penning the screenplay from “Black Widow” writer Eric Pearson’s first draft. Marvel is known for frequently rewriting its films during the production process, which can make it especially difficult to move forward during a writers’ strike.

The “Thunderbolts” cast includes Sebastian Stan, Florence Pugh, Wyatt Russell, Olga Kurylenko, David Harbour, Hannah John-Kamen, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, all reprising their Marvel characters. Newcomers in unannounced roles include “The Bear” hacked Ayo Edebiri and “Minari” star Steven Yeun. The movie is currently scheduled to be released on July 26, 2024.

Marvel’s Blade, which will follow the Thunderbolts movie in Phase 5, recently pulled production as members of the Writers Guild of America went on strike after failing to reach an agreement with an alliance of motion picture and television producers. The strike began on May 2 and caused the closure of many productions in the entertainment industry. The WGA is striking for improving tailings flow and minimum staffing regulations for television productions, among other requirements.

Deadline Hollywood was the first to report the news.

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