News Steven Yeun Bows Out of Marvel's 'Thunderbolts' Amid Production Delays
Steven Yeun Bows Out of Marvel's 'Thunderbolts' Amid Production Delays
Amidst the tumult of dual writers and actors strikes in Hollywood,
Marvel's highly anticipated antihero-centric feature, 'Thunderbolts,' has faced setbacks. Notably, Steven Yeun, previously rumored to star in the film, will not be donning the superhero suit for this particular Marvel venture. Initial Reports and Casting Updates
Reports of Steven Yeun's involvement in 'Thunderbolts' surfaced in February, although
Marvel never officially confirmed the casting. Earlier, during a D23 presentation, the studio had disclosed the participation of Florence Pugh, Sebastian Stan, David Harbour, and Wyatt Russell in the film. However, the dual writers and actors strikes that affected Hollywood caused a significant shakeup in schedules, impacting 'Thunderbolts' as well.
Production Challenges and Delays
Originally slated for a July 2024 release, 'Thunderbolts' faced delays due to the industry-wide strikes, resulting in a rescheduled premiere in July 2025. As of now, the film has yet to commence filming, adding to the challenges posed by the industry's labor disputes.
Behind the Scenes: Jake Schreier Directing
Directed by Jake Schreier, 'Thunderbolts' is rumored to assemble a team of
Marvel's antiheroes and villains, promising an intriguing take on the superhero genre. Accolades and Future Projects
While not taking on the role in 'Thunderbolts,' Steven Yeun continues to have a significant presence in the comic book realm as the voice star of 'Invincible,' Amazon's adaptation of Robert Kirkman's comic.
Yeun, known for his prominent role in 'The Walking Dead,' is currently in the awards season spotlight for his
Netflix limited series, 'Beef.' Nominated for a Golden Globe and set to contend at the Emmys, Yeun also takes on the role of executive producer for 'Beef.' Additionally, he has upcoming projects, including a role in Bong Joon Ho's 'Mickey 17' and the Sundance feature 'Love Me,' starring Kristen Stewart. Despite stepping back from 'Thunderbolts,' Yeun's career remains vibrant and multifaceted.
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