Thunderbolts Production Paused as MCU Movie Delays Filming Due to Strike

Thunderbolts production has been paused for the upcoming Marvel movie that will star an ensemble team of villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

According to Deadline, Marvel has paused production on the movie. This comes just three weeks before filming was supposed to begin in Atlanta. According to the report, Thunderbolts production will pick back up after the WGA strike ends. This is the latest Marvel project to be delayed, as previously Blade pre-production was paused, and production was halted on the Wonder Man Disney+ series in Los Angeles.

When will the Thunderbolts movie come out?

Thunderbolts was previously scheduled to arrive in theaters on July 26, 2024, as part of Phase 5. Depending on how long the strike lasts, it could miss that date and be pushed back. However, no new date has been announced yet as the situation is still up in the air.

During the Marvel Studios’ panel at D23, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige unveiled the cast for the upcoming Thunderbolts movie, which will be a team consisting of mostly supervillains and antiheroes. It includes Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), Red Guardian (David Harbour), Ghost (Hannah Jon-Kamen), US Agent (Wyatt Russell), Taskmaster (Olga Kerleynko), Yelena Belova/Black Widow (Florence Pugh ), and The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan).

The film will be directed by Jake Schreier, whose history as a director isn’t extremely extensive, having only worked on 2012’s Robot & Frank, 2015’s Paper Towns, and the 2021 filmed version of Chance the Rapper’s Magnificent Coloring World Tour.