Marvel’s ‘Thunderbolts’ Movie Delays Production Due To Writers Strike

Another one bites the dust!

Thunderbolts Movie Concept Art Marvel Andy Park

Marvel Studios is experiencing production setbacks for its Thunderbolts movie.

The writers strike, which has impacted several major projects in the entertainment industry, has forced Marvel Studios to put a hold on the production of Thunderbolts, as reported by Deadline. The strike has also affected the filming of Marvel’s Disney Plus series Wonder Man.

The Thunderbolts movie had recently acquired the creative prowess of Lee Sung Jin, the acclaimed creator of the popular Netflix series Beef. Marvel is currently in production on Captain America: New World Order and has recently commenced filming the third Deadpool movie.

Thunderbolts is based on a Marvel comic book team that made its debut in the pages of The Incredible Hulk #449 in 1997. The comics follow a team of reformed supervillains who are recruited by the government to carry out dangerous missions. The team has gone through several iterations over the years, with various Marvel characters taking on the roles of Thunderbolts members.

Who is attached to the Thunderbolts movie?

During Marvel’s San Diego Comic-Con presentation in July, it was revealed that Jake Schreier would direct the upcoming Thunderbolts project. Eric Pearson, the writer for Black Widow, had previously written a draft of the script.

Thunderbolts features a star-studded cast, including Julia Louis-Dreyfuss as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, David Harbour as Red Guardian, Wyatt Russell as John Walker, Hannah John-Kamen as the Ghost, Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, Olga Kurylenko as Taskmaster, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes and Harrison Ford as Thunderbolt Ross. Ayo Edebir and Steven Yeun are also on board in undisclosed roles.

Thunderbolts is currently set to hit theaters on July 26, 2024. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.