Marvel Studios has encountered another setback as filming for their upcoming production, Thunderbolts, has been delayed. The studio made the decision to pause the production, which was scheduled to start shooting in Atlanta in three weeks. The crew received the notification today, with plans to resume filming once the strike has ended.
This delay follows Marvel’s previous pause on the pre-production of its Blade film, originally slated to begin shooting in June. Production on Wonder Man, which was in progress in Los Angeles, has also been halted by the studio. Similar to Thunderbolts, the intention is to resume production on Wonder Man once the strike concludes.
While the television industry has experienced more shutdowns since the strike commenced earlier this month, the film sector has witnessed fewer production halts and postponements. However, as the strike persists, it remains to be seen whether more studios will opt to delay shooting and push back their productions until the strike is resolved.
Last week, the Lionsgate film Good Fortune decided to indefinitely halt filming due to the ongoing strike. The industry-wide labor dispute has prompted concerns and disruptions across various projects, impacting both film and television productions.
The strike has been a point of contention between the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), which represents below-the-line workers in the entertainment industry. The dispute revolves around issues such as long working hours, fair pay, and improved working conditions.
As the strike continues, the effects are being felt across the entertainment industry. Productions are being disrupted, schedules are being reshuffled, and studios are being forced to make difficult decisions. The Thunderbolts delay is another example of how the strike is affecting Marvel Studios’ plans, as they navigate the challenges presented by the labor dispute.
Fans and industry insiders will be closely watching the developments surrounding the strike, as its duration and resolution will impact the release schedules of highly anticipated films and TV series. The hope is that negotiations between the AMPTP and IATSE will progress swiftly, leading to a fair and satisfactory resolution for all parties involved.
In the meantime, Marvel Studios, along with other affected production companies, will continue to assess the situation and make necessary adjustments to their filming plans. The goal is to resume production as soon as the strike concludes, allowing for the completion of these highly anticipated projects and the satisfaction of eager audiences worldwide.