Marvel Studios has paused production of its upcoming film “Thunderbolts” due to the writers strike. The project was set to start shooting in three weeks in Atlanta. The crew was notified today and insiders say that the plan is to resume production once the strike has ended, Deadline reports.
Marvel has also suspended production on the upcoming Blade film and the Wonder Man TV Series.
Plot details for the film are under wraps however it revolves around a group of villains who are sent on missions commissioned by the government.
Cast previously announced for “Thunderbolts” includes David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov/Red Guardian, Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes, Wyatt Russell as John Walker/U.S.Agent, Florence Pugh reprising her role as Yelena Belova and Olga Kurylenko as Taskmaster.
Ayo Edebiri (The Bear) and Steven Yeun (Minari) also recently joined the cast in undisclosed roles. Harrison Ford is also expected to reprise his role as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross from Captain America: New World Order.
Jake Schreier will direct and Beef creator Lee Sung Jin has been recently added as a writer and will take over writing duties for Eric Pearson (Black Widow, Thor: Ragnarok) who wrote the first script for the film. Lee and Schreier previously worked together on Beef which is now streaming on Netflix. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is producing.
The project was eyeing a June 2023 production date and according to The Cosmic Circus, “Thunderbolts” production company is Cantina Productions LLC. and using the working title Oops All Berries.
Marvel Studios’ upcoming “Thunderbolts” film is set to release in theaters on July 26, 2024.