Marvel Studios has hit another roadblock in their production schedule due to the ongoing writers’ strike in the United States. The highly anticipated film, Thunderbolts, has been suspended until further notice despite being scheduled for release on July 26, 2024.
According to Deadline, production was supposed to begin in just three weeks. However, Marvel Studios has decided to halt filming until the writers’ strike is resolved. Thunderbolts isn’t the only film experiencing delays due to the strike as Blade, another long-awaited remake, has also stopped production. The Wonder Man television series has also been forced to halt production.
Thunderbolts will be the 35th Marvel Cinematic Universe film and is based on the famous Marvel Comics team of the same name. The film features high-profile actors such as Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Florence Pugh, Sebastian Stan, Wyatt Russell, Olga Kurylenko, Hannah John-Kamen, David Harbor, and Tim Roth.
The Thunderbolts are a team of fictional superheroes from Marvel Comics and first appeared in The Incredible Hulk #449 in 1997. The team is comprised of superhumans who have been villains in the past but are now working together as heroes.
Initially, the Thunderbolts gained the trust of the public and became popular heroes. However, it was revealed that they were actually supervillains in disguise and were manipulating public opinion to carry out their own evil plans.
The team’s direction and lineup have changed over the years, with some members developing a genuine sense of heroic responsibility. The Thunderbolts have played important roles in events like the Dark Reign and Secret Avengers.
Despite the excitement surrounding Thunderbolts, Marvel Studios has put production on hold due to the writers’ strike. The studio plans to resume production once the strike ends and we can only hope that fans won’t have to wait too long to see this highly anticipated film.