As the WGA strike continues, multiple Marvel Studios productions have been halted or delayed. After kicking off in April, Destin Daniel Cretton‘s Wonder Man has been delayed indefinitely in Los Angeles and both Blade and Thunderbolts, which were slated to begin production in and around Atlanta, have been postponed. Marvel’s most ambitious project, Daredevil: Born Again, an 18-episode streaming series starring Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio and Jon Bernthal, kicked off production in New York City earlier this year and its current status has been a source of confusion among some fans. Now, D’Onofrio has cleared up where it stands amid the strike.
Though production on the project was shut down for a day earlier this month, D’Onofrio told Comic Book that while it’s not “business as usual”, the streaming series is still filming. “I wouldn’t call business as usual because we want to… Well, I’ll speak for myself. I want to be loyal to the writers and to the teamsters,” D’Onofrio explained. “We’ve been told that the company is going to work through. Our writers are on strike, so we have no writers at the moment, but we have our scripts, so that’s good.“
Cox and D’Onofrio reportedly spent quite a bit of time ahead of the start of production making sure the scripts were in tip-top shape which is good news for fans as there are surely not two stars more invested in their Marvel Studios characters than them. And while they have those scripts to work from and they plan to move forward filming the series, that doesn’t mean that their won’t be more production delays along the way. “As long as we’re doing it in a gracious way and everybody’s in agreement that we can work when we’re allowed to work and we’ll shut down when we should shut down,” said D’Onofrio. “Out of respect for the teamsters and the writers and such, then that’s what we’re going to do. And so far, so good. It’s been going well.“
In summary, Daredevil: Born Again will face some challenges during its production but Disney has, at least for the time being, made the decision to push ahead. The streaming series is reportedly set to hit Disney Plus beginning in 2024.
Source: Comic Book