The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a large property, one with loads of TV and movie tasks. Whereas the studio is a well-oiled machine at this level, there was just lately a setback that has the potential to delay issues. An upcoming Marvel film has formally stopped manufacturing, and it’s one I used to be actually excited to see. Specifically, Jake Schrier’s Thunderbolts, which seems like it should be the villain-centric model of The Avengers.
The anticipation for the upcoming blockbuster has been steadily constructing, largely due to Thunderbolts’ excellent solid. Numerous iconic antagonists are going to be teaming up for the undertaking, together with Florence Pugh’s Yelena and Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes. However Deadline has revealed that the film’s filming has been delayed because of the WGA’s ongoing strike. It’s actually an comprehensible purpose, because the strike has prompted quite a few TV and movie units to go darkish. Nevertheless it’s a little bit of a bummer contemplating how psyched I used to be to see these villains group up on the massive display screen.
Thunderbolts is simply the most recent Marvel undertaking to be placed on pause because the Author’s Guild of America continues to take a stand relating to compensation, streaming royalties, and the usage of AI. Beforehand pre-production on the brand new Blade film was paused, in addition to the upcoming TV undertaking Marvel Man, which will likely be out there with a Disney+ subscription.
It stays to be seen how lengthy the strike lands, however it has the potential to have an effect on much more main blockbusters. Thunderbolts hasn’t gotten a brand new launch date, however it’ll presumably solely have the ability to be launched as deliberate if the WGA’s phrases are met by the powers that be. The 2007-2008 strike lasted quite a few months, and sure tasks by no means actually recovered. And with the Display screen Actors Guild additionally anticipated to vote on whether or not or to not be a part of the strike, the stakes are excessive.
As beforehand talked about, Thunderbolts has an excellent solid hooked up to carry it to life. Along with the return of Yelena and Bucky, the titular group can even embody Black Widow’s Purple Guardian (David Harbour), The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’s U.S. Agent (Wyatt Russell), Black Widow’s Taskmaster (Olga Kurylenko), and Ant-Man 2’s Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen). Moreover Julia Louis-Dreyfus will likely be again as Valentina, whereas Harrison Ford will tackle the function of Thaddeus Ross from the late William Harm.
Thunderbolts is presently anticipated to reach in theaters on July twenty sixth, 2024, however we’ll need to see if it truly finally ends up arriving on time. Within the meantime, take a look at the 2023 film launch dates to plan your subsequent film expertise.