Steven Yeun Drops Out Of Marvel’s ‘Thunderbolts’ After Production Was Pushed Due To Strikes

Steven Yeun is falling out of Marvel Studios’ Thunderbolts pic due to scheduling issues after production was pushed on the film because of the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, Deadline has confirmed.

Deadline first reported Yeun’s involvement in the film last year (though the studio never officially confirmed) and Yeun was expected to star opposite Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Sebastian Stan and Wyatt Russell, who had been announced as the main ensemble at D23 in 2022. Marvel pushed production a month after the WGA strike began, and with the SAG-AFTRA strike going until November, production would move to 2024, ultimately leading to Yeun leaving the project due to scheduling.

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Jake Schreier is set as director of the new Marvel tentpole. Black Widow scribe Eric Pearson is penning the script, with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige producing. Not much is known about the plot of the film, but the comics revolve around a group of villains who are sent on missions commissioned by the government.

The film is set to bow in July 2025.

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