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Marvel's Thunderbolts movie is delayed

Marvel's Thunderbolts will not head into production next month as originally planned.

Congregating the Big Bad bunch of Yelena Belova (reprised by Florence Pugh), Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), Red Guardian (David Harbour), Taskmaster (Olga Kurylenko), Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen) and US Agent (Wyatt Russell), this one was due to shoot in Atlanta in just three weeks.

But with the Writers' Guild of America strike still in play, Deadline has now confirmed that the cameras will only come out once it's all been resolved.

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Thunderbolts isn't the only MCU movie directly affected by the strike, either, as vampire-hunter reboot Blade was also put on ice this month.

While we eagerly await any news on WGA closure, actor Harbour has been talking up the uniqueness of the upcoming blockbuster, which'll see him putting on the colours of Red Guardian for the first time since 2021's Black Widow.

"There's a lot of really exciting work happening on this movie," he told ET. "I also think it's a unique MCU movie in the sense that you've got a bunch of misfits and outcasts and losers and people who don't really live up to the super in superhero.

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"And, also, all of us are such cool, interesting performers – I think audiences have some complicated feelings about a lot of us – and I think that's a terrific thing going in."

Joining the Thunderbolts for his debut MCU outing is Nope's Steven Yeun as The Sentry, as well as Harrison Ford's recast General Thaddeus Ross.

Thunderbolts has a current release date of July 26, 2024.

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