Upcoming Marvel ‘Thunderbolts’ Film Halts Production Amid Writers Strike

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Upcoming Marvel ‘Thunderbolts’ Film Halts Production Amid Writers Strike

The upcoming film from the Marvel Universe, ‘Thunderbolts,’ has halted production due to the ongoing writers strike.

Marvel ‘Thunderbolts’ Production Halted

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Source: IGN

According to Variety, production on Marvel’s upcoming film ‘Thunderbolts’ has been paused due to the current writers strike.

The movie was scheduled to start filming in Atlanta next month, and will likely resume production once the writers strike ends.

‘Thunderbolt’ will bring together the worlds of ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp,’ ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,’ ‘Black Widow,’ and ‘Captain America.’

The cast will include Sebastian Stan, Florence Pugh, Wyatt Russell, David Harbour, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and more. They will all be reprising their Marvel characters in the upcoming movie.

As of right now, the film is set to be released on July 26, 2024. This, of course, all depends on when the writers strike gets resolved.

The writers strike began on May 2, 2023, thus halting production on many films and tv shows.

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Source: IGN

‘Thunderbolts’ is a forthcoming superhero movie that draws inspiration from the Marvel Comics team of the same name. This film will serve as a follow-up to “Black Widow” and “Captain America: New World Order”, marking the thirty-fifth entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the fifth production of Phase Five.

The cast and creative team behind Marvel’s “Thunderbolts” include Jake Schreier, Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Valentina Allegra de Fontaine), Wyatt Russell (John Walker/US Agent), David Harbour (Red Guardian), Hannah John-Kamen (Ava/Ghost), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier), and Florence Pugh (Yelena Belova). Eric Pearson (“Black Widow”) will write.

Regarding the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney CEO Bob Iger recently said that “there’s 7,000 characters, there are a lot more stories to tell.”

Beyond the six phases currently announced, there’s room for even more growth with characters not yet introduced. And though there are no current plans for a specific Young Avengers project, there are plenty of young characters lined up for the potential superhero team.

Marvel Studios Vice President of Production and Development Stephen Broussard recently expressed interest in “digging into the darker side” of the franchise with more projects like “Werewolf by Night” and “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”

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