Marvel Studios has halted production on its “Thunderbolts” feature film due to the ongoing Writers Guild Association strike. The strike began earlier this month, with members demanding better wages, higher minimum pay, more writers per show and shorter exclusive contracts, among other things. “Thunderbolts” was set to start shooting in Atlanta in three weeks, As seen in the coverage by Deadline. The studio had previously paused pre-production on its “Blade” movie, which was expected to shoot in June. “Paper Towns” director Jake Schreier is helming “Thunderbolts”, with Lee Sung Jin working on the script from a first draft by writer Eric Pearson.
As seen in the coverage by the Indian Express, Marvel Studios has halted production of its upcoming film, “Thunderbolts,” due to the ongoing Writers Guild Association (WGA) strike. The strike, which began earlier this month, has caused delays in filming as WGA members demand better wages, higher minimum pay, more writers per show, and shorter exclusive contracts, among other things.
“Thunderbolts” was set to start shooting in Atlanta in just three weeks, but the production delay has put those plans on hold. The move comes on the heels of another delay for Marvel Studios, which had to pause pre-production on its Mahershala Ali-led “Blade” movie, which was expected to shoot in June.
Jake Schreier, director of “Paper Towns,” is set to direct “Thunderbolts,” with Lee Sung Jin, writer of “Beef,” working on the script from a first draft by writer Eric Pearson.
The news of the delay is a disappointment for Marvel fans who have been eagerly awaiting the release of “Thunderbolts.” The film, which is based on the comic book series of the same name, centers around a group of reformed supervillains who work together as a team of antiheroes.
While the delay is certainly frustrating for fans, it’s important to remember that the WGA strike is a significant issue for writers in the entertainment industry. As the strike continues, it’s possible that more productions will be delayed or put on hold until a resolution is reached.
For now, Marvel Studios fans will have to wait to see “Thunderbolts” on the big screen. In the meantime, it’s worth keeping an eye on the progress of the WGA strike and its potential impact on the entertainment industry as a whole.