Production on Marvel’s Thunderbolts paused due to ongoing writers’ strike
Marvel’s Thunderbolts, which stars Florence Pugh, Sebastian Stan and David Harbour, was supposed to begin filming in June but now, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that studio bosses have pressed pause on production because of the ongoing walk-out by members of the Writers Guild of America union.
The new film brings together multiple characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) including Ant-Man and the Wasp’s Ghost and Black Widow’s Yelena Belova. Rounding off the cast are Olga Kurylenko, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Steven Yeun.
Little is known about the plot of the movie but the comics revolve around a group of villains who are sent on missions commissioned by the government.
Thunderbolts is due for release in July 2024 but it’s not known if the delay will affect its release date. The news comes after Marvel Studios delayed the upcoming Blade reboot and Wonder Man TV show.
However, production on Captain America: New World Order appears to be going ahead as planned while work on a third Deadpool movie recently started in the UK.
The strike has been causing chaos across the US film and TV industry since it began on May 2 with union members walking out in a bid to negotiate better residuals from streaming services, amongst other issues.