Another Marvel blockbuster has hit a roadblock.
26.05.2023 - 03:21 / deadline.com
EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Studios is delaying filming on another upcoming production as Deadline has learned that the studios’ Thunderbolts pic has pushed pause on the upcoming production, which was set to start shooting in three weeks in Atlanta. The crew was notified today and insiders say that the plan is to resume production once the strike has ended.
The move comes after Marvel had also pushed paused onpre-production for its Blade pic, which was expected to start shooting later this fall. The studio had also been forced to recently halt production on its TV series Wonder Man, which had been shooting in Los Angeles and had stopped production in recent days. Like Thunderbolts, the plan is to resume production on Wonder Man once strike is over.
While TV has seen more shutdowns since the strike started earlier this month, the film side has seen less productions halts and postponements but longer it goes on, we shall see if more studios choose to hold off on shooting and push productions until the strike has been settled. Last week, the Lionsgate pic Good Fortune decided to stop filming indefinitely because of the strike.
Another Marvel blockbuster has hit a roadblock.
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Ellise Shafer Marvel’s upcoming “Thunderbolts” film has paused production due to the ongoing writers strike, Variety has confirmed. The movie was scheduled to begin shooting in Atlanta next month, and plans to resume production after the strike is resolved. Part of Marvel’s Phase Five, “Thunderbolts” is set to bring together the worlds of “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” “Black Widow” and the upcoming “Captain America” installment “New World Order.” “Paper Towns” director Jake Schreier is helming the film, with “Beef” creator Lee Sung Jin penning the script from a first draft by “Black Widow” writer Eric Pearson. The “Thunderbolts” cast includes Sebastian Stan, Florence Pugh, Wyatt Russell, Olga Kurylenko, David Harbout, Hannah John-Kamen, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Harrison Ford, all reprising their Marvel characters. Newcomers in undisclosed roles include “The Bear” breakout Ayo Edebiri and “Minari” star Steven Yeun. The film is currently scheduled to be released on July 26, 2024.
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