Rumors: ‘Thunderbolts’ Maintains Its 2025 Release Date

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The Marvel Studios’ cinematic journey in 2023 hit a rough patch, despite the high stakes of initiating the next saga and introducing the formidable Kang the Conqueror. Unfortunately, two out of the three released movies faced disappointing outcomes, with ‘Secret Invasion’ joining the ranks of the MCU’s least well-received Disney+ shows.

Faced with a downturn in profits, Bob Iger emphasized the importance of prioritizing quality over quantity. As a result, the 2024 release lineup appears modest, with ‘Deadpool 3’ likely standing as the sole movie in the spotlight. Various projects, such as ‘Captain America: Brave New World,’ experienced delays due to necessary extensive reshoots. ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ underwent a comprehensive overhaul after more than half of its episodes had already been filmed. Additionally, the SAG-AFTRA strike cast its shadow, affecting the production timeline of several projects beyond the MCU.

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A frequently discussed project in Marvel circles is ‘Thunderbolts.’ Originally set to commence production in the summer of 2023, the cast was anticipated to feature familiar faces from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Marvel Studios actively working to secure their availability. However, the SAG-AFTRA strike struck, causing an industry-wide halt lasting over three months.

Now, just a few months before ‘Thunderbolts’ was set to start filming, Steven Yeun, slated to portray Sentry, withdrew from the project due to scheduling conflicts, leading to the likelihood of a recast. Despite this setback, there might be a silver lining for the movie. Charles Murphy shared on X that ‘Thunderbolts’ is still on track for a 2025 release, offering a ray of hope amid the challenges.

Yet, the readiness of the movie for its slated release date is still uncertain. The ‘Thunderbolts’ film is projected to commence production in either March or April 2024.

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